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 Double / 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
Ratings:
566
Reviews:
48
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
7.92%
 
 
Wants:
451
Gots:
83
For Trade:
9
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2.75/5  rDev -37.8%

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3/5  rDev -32.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to all-time-hits-leader beerisheaven for this bottle, one I've been Biblically coveting ever since it came out. Big dark 750ML bottle split with my wife.

First, +2 Charisma points for the cool, minimalist label that's black with silver border, logo, & stylized writing - maybe one of the top five bottles of all time. But really who cares. Cage comes off & the cork begins to levitate almost magically, & I have to seize the thing to keep it from knocking a chip out of the ceiling. Black, with big, bustling carbonation. Nose brings huge boozy, bourbony updrafts mingled with deep malts. OK. Lovely.

A Night to End All Dawns should certainly win Marketing of the Year Award. The beer itself? Seems a touch...off. The back-slapping nose gives way to a beer that's awful thin for a bouncer of a brew, & the carbonation remains off the charts, fizzing distractingly. Vanilla comes through, but the bourbon so evident in the smell is distant. Big dark fruits, & not in a terribly appealing way. Half a bomber? Probably too much.

Disappointed, & I'll say it: showing the first signs of infection. The vicious carbonation, the thinning body, the faded bourbon. Nobody else has mentioned it, but if I had another, I'd drink it. Soon. Sub-average: wish I'd have picked this one up right after it was released.

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3.49/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black but not inky. Sizable khaki head. Medium collar. Nice surface wisps.

Smell - Whiskey, booze, caramel, some chocolate roast. Yeasty, strangely.

Taste - Chocolatey. Boozy. Caramel. Whiskey is decent here. Vanilla. Really boozy, but the other flavors are equally strong.

Mouthfeel - Very boozy. High carbonation.

Overall - I'm torn on this one. Tough to tell if it's just too big or if the flavors aren't complete.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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A Night To End All Dawns from Kane Brewing Company
4.42 out of 5 based on 566 ratings.
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