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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (10784) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Black with a small beige head. Aroma of big bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, toffee and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with alcohol warmth in the finish and soft carbonation. [26-08-2016]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (7669) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt, chocolate, vanilla, light fruit, alcohol. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big roasty liqourice molasses sugary palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation with an oily mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT tasting. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and a hint of silky water. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted and somewhat sweet. Very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Sampled at THT August. Bottle. Big sweet roasted choco malts, big bourbon and vanilla, near burnt dark caramel fudge, toffee. Big sweet, light bitter. Full body, dark roasty and sugary. Slick oily body. Soft carbonation. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (1461) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black with a thin espresso head. Notes of vanilla, bourbon, coconut, chocolate, molasses, dark cherries. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and a sticky sweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle at THT thanks to kermis. Black with big light brown head that leaves a big ring. Lots of bourbon, coffee, roasted malts, cognac, dry earthy notes, light tannins. Over medium sweet, medium bitter with a lingering dry tannic finish. Almost full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (8950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
bottle shared at August THT. medium creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Some bourbon. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, wood, and some roasted malt. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black with a tight, sticky and long-lasting head the color of cinnamon. Aroma’s a smooth blend of marshmallow, toasted coconut, graham cracker, dark chocolate, and the subtlest edge of torched black malt. Flavor is a little less well-put-together, leading with wet tobacco and fading to sharp oak, booze, rich chocolate syrup and a little grape. Body is soft and creamy; alcohol is hidden well for its strength. Smooth and mellow, relatively.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8397) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours a jet black color with a small beige head. A big healthy stout nose with dark fruit, leather and vanilla. The flavor is wonderful; huge dark fruit, prunes, vanilla, bourbon sweetness in the middle. The drinkability is very high. Sweet but not cloying. Lovely big beast. I wonder if the base beer is made (non BA), it is damn good. One of the best Impys I’ve had in a while.


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