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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
I was honored to be given a bottle of this mighty brew by Mike Kane when I visited the brewery. Kane has definitely found their niche with Hopheads. Although I am no longer part of that clam, I do recognizes the quality of those beer beers, even if they are not really my cup of tea these days. As on of the best up and coming breweries in NJ, it comes as no surprise to me that they are not limited to just hoppy beers, and this is but one (not the only) great example of that. At the same time, this is their first barrel aged imperial stout, so how good could it be? Well, it was Awesome! My son and I truly enjoyed every aspect of it. P.S. I have it on good authority that this beer is actually a bit stronger than 13% ABV, but we’ll just have to keep that on the DL


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle... Hazy, nearly black pour with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is fruity and vinous with underpinnings of whiskey, vanilla and chocolate. Medium-bodied and watery with lively carbonation. Although a touch thin, the flavor is burnt and bitter with plenty of boozy, red-hot whiskey. Acrid, carbonic finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (462) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Awesome. On par with the best stouts out an I'm proud to say its local for me. Black with a mocha head. Sweet bourbon aroma thick velvety chocolate espresso taste with mild carb. Silk, smooth. Excellent. -- paired with a shot to sip of four roses bourbon that this was aged in. The alcohol is hidden but present on the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colinho. Opaque black beer, small bubbly tan head. Palate is light and a little dry. Fine carbonation. Light tang on the dark malts, Fair bit of bourbon and bourbon spice. Touch of dark fruits. Light dry finish. It’s a fun beer if somewhat fiery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to an IP with James (clockwork) 12/06/14. Light black with moderate tan spotting and edgework. Nose is a big bourbonic trumpeter, spice, booze, rich malt notes, dark chocolate. Taste comprises dark chocolate, boozey licks - a little harsh on this front, spice, dark toffee, molasses. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok impy but not overly subtle, a little harsh in places and a touch too hot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Colin for this NJ rarity. Pours black-brown with a light, tan cream head. Boozy wood on the nose, some oily chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of alcohol, light metal, earth, chocolate, raisins. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with more oily chocolate, light burnt wood, bitter scorched earth. Nice if a bit heavy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6716) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with minimal tan head. The nose is sweet, roasty, treacle, candy, salted caramel, liquorice and oak. The taste is earthy, roasted malt, toast, salted caramel, oak, earth, booze, candy, brown sugar, dark fruit, burnt toffee and treacle. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. A bit hot and sweet.....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a nice black color with minimal head. Bourbon, caramel malt, roasted malt, vanilla, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. A lot going on in this one. Very good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO (925) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle. The pour black, but then again I am outside at night. The aroma is amazing, bourbon mixes perfectly. The taste is so smooth, perfect blend. Amazing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1064) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
On tap at Cambridge for PBW. I continue to be impressed with Kane’s beers. Pours a black color with light brown head. Aroma of roast, dark fruit and vanilla mixed in. Right up my alley and looking forward to trying the other variations.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Glass with Joe, Al, Eric, and Craig at Cambridge. Pours black with beige small top. Roasty bitter coffee, dark fruits, bourbon, and other richness. Similiar profile to bourbon county stout. Nice but not on a hot summer day.


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