Silent Nights | Kane Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a film of foam pancaked on top o the fudge brown liquid; leaves a few dots behind

Smell: Roast, graham cracker, dark chocolate and coffee

Taste: Dark chocolate on the opening, with graham cracker and coffee flavors developing; roasty, in the middle, with some burnt caramel and smoke; the finish is somewhat sweet

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A complex brew though a bit too sweet for my palate

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 11/30/13 notes. Had this on tap at the brewery in Ocean. 2012 vintage.

a - Pours a pitch black color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice for a big stout.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, nuts, toasted malts, dark chocolates, light sweet chocolate, and bitter malts. Nice roasty notes with some good coffee up front and bitter chocolate as well.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, cream, vanilla, toasted malts, burnt malts, nuts, and bitter dark chocolate. More sweet chocolate than the nose and some vanilla, with a lot of roasted notes again. A slight step up from the nose for me.

m - Full bodied stout and low carbonation. Crazy smooth and creamy, and no heat at all. Awesome mouthfeel.

o - Overall I'm not sure how this was a year ago but it is tasting fantastic right now. Very roasty, with a lot of coffee in the nose and a lot of sweet chocolate in the taste. Very drinkable for the ABV I loved it; hoping they bottle this one eventually.

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a good sized tan head that leaves good lacing.

The aroma is super roasty with notes of coffee, dark roasted malt, bitter bakers chocolate, and earthy vinous hops.

The taste is superb! I prefer my stouts to be roasty rather than overly sweet, and this one hits the nail on the head! Big bold roasted malt and black coffee notes up front, followed by some bitter bakers chocolate. There is some sweetness that begins to creep in, but then a nice punch of vinous hops quenches it in the finish.

Thick, but not super viscous. It has solid carbonation, allowing it to be very drinkable. Slight bitter dryness on the end.

This is one of my all time favorite standard imperial stouts! Kane hits all the right notes with roasted malts, light sweetness, and vinous hops for days! So glad they finally bottled this. FYI this ages SUPERBLY (I've had it on draft ~2 years old)

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Barry the other day, thanks dude.

This one pours a unsurprising deep dark black, with a small head, and basically no lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, some earthy piney hops, and dark chocolate.

I'm not sure if this is the base for A Night to End All Dawns- the name certainly seems to suggest it. But it's definitely a top tier non-BA Imperial Stout. It's got highly roasted malt, and some nice complimentary hop flavor, and a bit of bitter dark chocolate. It's straightforward, but incredibly well constructed.

This is big bodied, full rich and creamy, with a normal level of carbonation.

Awesome stuff.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Silent Nights from Kane Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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