Silent Nights | Kane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.09/5
119 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American-style Imperial Stout. This is a hopped-up version of a classic Imperial Stout. Starting with Halcyon Pale, a traditional British base malt that adds a toasty, biscuity character to the beer, we add dark roasted and caramel malts for notes of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Generous use of American hops, Simcoe, Chinook and Columbus, add bold but complementary flavors and aromas that bring everything together in a full bodied and richly complex ale for the quiet off season here on the coast.

Added by beenitty on 01-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,608
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
119
pDev:
8.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rich_K
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of erjaq
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jae61
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent, sticky beer with lots of chocolate and coffee, with hints of caramel.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Thick. Color is pitch black with no head. But there is surprisingly more carbonation than I expected.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smanson56
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black color into my snifter glass. Wonderful nose lots of flavors here chocolate roasted malts and there is the higher ABV aroma. The taste is smooth with the wonderful roasted malts and some chocolate overtones with that sweet alcohol taste in the back of the mouth. The mouth feel is smooth. This is a great stout with many wonderful flavors.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at a restaurant as part of a flight. It is a dark mahogany in color - almost black, with a khaki-colored head and lacing. The smell is hoppier than most Imperial Stouts I've tasted. It also has the usual stout smells: coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. I didn't taste the dark fruit but there was a decided hoppy pine bitterness, along with burnt coffee grounds and bitter chocolate. In fact, there was very little sweetness in this stout. It drank like a porter. I expected a much more viscous mouthfeel; it seemed a little thin to me. The 12% ABV was surprisingly well masked. Overall, this is a very well-crafted Imperial Stout although I would have preferred to taste some more dark fruit and perhaps a touch of caramel.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Silent Nights from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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