This was a beer that I was excited to crack open. Let’s get right to it.
Style: Quadrupel (Quad)
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Launched in August of 2011, Kane Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located on the coast of New Jersey. Our focus is brewing American-style and Belgian influenced ales. All of our handcrafted beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized and brewed locally in our custom built brew house located in Ocean Township in Monmouth County. Most of our beers are draft-only and available at bars and restaurants in coastal, central and northern New Jersey where we hand deliver each beer to ensure the highest level of both beer freshness and service. We hope you enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy creating them.”
Random: I picked this one up from the brewery.
The beer poured with less than a finger of tan head that dissipated by the time I went to take a picture. The body was dark brown, almost black, with little visible carbonation. The nose started with booze and quickly went into currants, brandy and leather. Dark fruits, specifically dates, were present as well as some molasses and brown sugar. The taste was intense at first. The booze was definitely hot, but the dark fruits helped to counter it. I picked up currants, dates and prunes. The leather came through next, along with brown sugar, molasses and brandy sweetness. After a few sips, some plum came through with rum and a touch of nutmeg. The body was thick and chewy with light carbonation. The finish was sticky and lengthy with booze and dark fruit. A bottle of this was $24, which came to $1.09 per ounce. I liked this beer a lot, but I think it would get better with a year or two of age on it.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0