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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 378   ABV: 12.6%
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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. The extended aging allowed seasonal temperature fluctuations in the barrels to draw bold flavors from the oak that can only develop with time. The heat of the bourbon gave way to a subtle caramel sweetness, and the bold, sharp edges of the roasted malt mellowed and married with notes of vanilla and oak. Belgian Candi Sugar in the kettle created a layer of dark fruit complexity and a dry finish.


jmagnus87's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared by madbeerbaron. Thanks. This is a super dark beer. Loads of coffee and chocolate with vanilla and a bunch of oaky bourbon. A little burnt chocolate cake and decent alcohol heat. Awesome.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1103) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Oily and black with no head. Bourbon toasty nose. Thick with heavy bourbon flavor, finishes toasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5831) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was barrel and some dark chocolate. Flavor similar, thin and not fit to battle the titans.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2706) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle shared at Gaucho thanks to Rob. Pours a deep black brown. No head. Aromas of chocolate fudge and light vanilla. Gives way to a light booziness. Taste is definitely sweet but nothing overpowering. Quite good but a tad on the thin side to be amazing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2781) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
2014 batch bottle shared by a friend. poured a deep oily black colour with a nice small lasting mocha head on top of the glass. nose is hit with thick dark chocolate fudge. sweet dark cacao (can’t emagine how chocolate forward the cacao version must be), nougat, oak, vanilla from the barrel, sweet bourbon, toasted nuts, very rich and tick. taste brings out even more thick chocolate fudge, vanilla, and sticky sweet bourbon, and chocolate brownies. taste is like a bourbon chocolate bar. dark roasted malts, creamy, and very great balance with the bourbon barrels. amazing stout! so delicious. one of my biggest stout surprised of the year. can’t wait to try the versions of it! great job

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3780) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
EBF 2015. Une superbe bière presque noire. Un nez tout comme une bouche riche, savoureuse, du chocolat fondu, de la vanille. Une finale avec un alcool doux. Le genre de monstre que j’aime car il garde une certaine fraicheur.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (4211) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dmac shared at Anchorage Feb ’15 Tasting: Poured a thick motor oil black with brown head. Aroma is sweet roast with vanilla notes. Follows into the taste with nice sweet sugary fermented fruit, alcohol, vanilla, and bourbon bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Parfums flagrants de fudge, très riche, vanille, chocolat, caramel du bourbon, touche d’érable. Appétissant au cube. Saveurs excitantes. Mes papilles aiment bien. Gros chocolat, grosse mélasse, complexe, vanille, gâteau, des fruits, un peu de fût boisé, amertume. Moyen corps, bulles suffisantes, texture douce. Finale un peu chaude, peut-être même poivrée. Poids lourd.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1822) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Sample at EBF. Pours dark brown just a ring of brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, oak, bourbon. Taste is quite nice, dark chocolate, raisin, bourbon, oak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3451) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of brown sugar, molasses, some roast and a touch of warmth. The taste was similar with roastiness and a sugary finish. Nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (1545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
From notes. This was shared at a tasting put on by @mikem409 on November 7. I brought this one to the party, and hot damn! 750 mL bottle. The pour is like used motor oil. Black, viscous, just beautiful. There is a dark tan head that stays thin, and finally falls to a thin film. The aroma is like a chocolate fudge brownie. There is some great chocolate and some wonderful vanilla and molasses. There is some light maple syrup on the back end that is incredible. The flavor is huge on chocolate and fudge with a more prominent maple syrup and vanilla. There is a little barrel here, but the other flavors are just incredible. The mouth feel is really thick and chewy, with a soft carbonation and a great lingeringly coating feeling. Just incredible. The aftertaste has a little booze to it, but very minimal. It’s incredible for my first ever Kane beer!


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