A Night To End All Dawns | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Night To End All Dawns began life as an imperial stout and was transformed into a massive dark ale during 15 months spent in bourbon barrels.

2014 Version is 12.4% Aged 12 months in bourbon barrels from Four Roses.

2014 release has black wax.

Added by axeman9182 on 03-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#365
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
589
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 589 |  Reviews: 52
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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curlybird
3.85/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Aroma has dark roasted malts, nuts, cacao and brownies. Taste is sweet and woody with nice bourbon flavor. Intense yet balanced, just a bit astringent.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An appropriate name for the beer that ended this bottle share for me. Overall, it was a worthy exclamation point.

The pour on this was very dark, nearly jet black. Hardly any lace and a low settling head of foam.

The nose starts off good, but contains a slight metallic quality; predominantly roasty, with good notes of dark coffee and hints of chocolate . Syrupy , thick.

Flavors are mostly boozy and heavy, but with a good burn. Tobacco and oak serve the backbone, but flirt with similar flavors as on the nose, mostly bitter chocolate and dark roast coffee.

The body is syrupy and thick, with a nice warmth and a finishing residual stickiness.

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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 that was opened in October 2017. Held up very well. Fantastic base, would love to try the adjunct versions.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Slick yet gloppy black with a dense mocha blanket that maintains a bubbly collar indefinitely.

From afar, the aroma starts out with a big punch of bourbon, but getting in close, all kinds of decadent chocolate fudge and gooey brownie take over. With some time, complexity emerges, with waxy, nutty wet yet charred oak, dark roasted malt, and toasty smoky maple.

Taste is super rich and decadent chocolate fudge melding into well aged dark fruit and charred oak with tangy nutty malt, sweet sticky bourbon and smoky dark maple. There are also hints of peppery bourbon and toasted coconut, with a faint peanut butter exhale. The sweetness seems to increase over time.

The full body has a thick velvety carbonation with a slight sting of heat and a sticky, semi-dry finish.

ANTEAD is absolutely phenomenal--the hype is real, and then some! I've been anticipating this so hard, and I'm normally let down by my overly high expectations, but this exceeded them.

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4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12/31/17 - full bodied Wee Heavy stout! Nicely balanced bourbon, molasses and malts

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.99/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2016 ANTEAD.

Pours pitch black, completely impervious to light. Barely any head. Huge aroma of chocolate, bourbon barrel, bourbon, faint coconut and vanilla. Amazing. Thick and fudgy, it is just so good. Loads of milk chocolate, big notes of bourbon barrel, some vanilla and coconut, fantastic. Very thick and viscous, slick and coats the tongue. This is a world class beer that I hope to see again soon, worth seeking out!!

10/27/17
750ml bottle from brewery 3/2017
5 rating

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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A Night To End All Dawns from Kane Brewing Company
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