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Sunday Brunch - Kane Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 251
Avg: 4.66
pDev: 7.51%
Wants: 232
Gots: 29 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnParadee on 07-15-2014

Imperial Milk Porter w/ coffee, maple syrup, cinnamon
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 251
Reviews by Ieatlambfries:
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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in 4oz tasting snifter. Smells like french toast and regular coffee. Tastes like you took a bite of the best french toast with Vermont maple syrup, then took a sip of super premium roast coffee. It is absolutely delicious, I want more.

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Photo of jlindros
4.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to rudzud.

Light frothy creamy small head, nice lacing, long legs, pitch black.

Nose is incredible, huge dark malt and coffee, nice maple, nutty notes, earthy fresh coffee nutty, fudgey cocoa, caramel chewy fudge, cinnamon notes, lush creamy.

Taste is awesome, big cocoa creamy choc, dark choc, big creamy cocoa dark choc, big cinnamon and maple, nice nutty earthy coffee, char like, nutty cinnamon like. Creamy cocoa lingering, maple and cinnamon lingering, with nutty coffee.

Mouth creamy thick, nice carb, no booze, sticky.

Overall incredible, almost good morning level, awesome maple and cinnamon, great coffee and base beer.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good beer but quite a bit shy of the hype; isn't elevated to that level of perfection achieved by, say, HF's Everett ... or, in the adjunct porter realm, of Ballast Point's Victory at Sea.

Appearance deserves a few knocks; a bit reddish at the edges, head of uneven bubbles that dissipates to a ring and a slick. A lot of cinnamon in the aroma but the coffee, while really present, has no personality. All the comments on "really well done coffee" compared to what this delivers makes me realize ... most people don't drink good coffee. They think of "coffee" as some generic aroma / flavor, like Dunkin Donuts coffee, not something that can add a lot of nuance to the beer. Being called "Sunday Brunch" and having cinnamon I would have loved to see Kane play with some more sophisticated coffees ... something that may have a touch of acidity, maybe flavors of toffee / nougat / caramel / mixed spices. They went basic and bland.

The flavor was great, the "safe" use of coffee mentioned above not withstanding. The cinnamon doesn't overpower, the mouthfeel is medium, not cloying or sticky, lingers in fumes much as a good medium / full bodied cup of coffee would.

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Photo of dar482
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer offers a smooth maple syrup and caramel sweetness, a touch of spice from the cinnamon, a medium plus to full mouthfeel. Coffee bitterness balances out the sweetness as the beer offers a wonderful complexity and combination between the sweetness, spice, and bitterness.

Up there with Good Morning for me.

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Photo of DNICE555
4.87/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best porters that I've ever had.

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Photo of chippo33
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Morning bell with cinnamon and maple syrup

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: black with two finger head that dissipates to thin lacing. S: so good; roasted coffee, cinnamon sticks, maple syrup; strong cinnamon finish. T: roasted coffee backbone, maple flavor without the overpowering sweetness of maple syrup, restrained cinnamon. F: medium mouth feel, slightly spicy finish from cinnamon. Excellent!

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Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip dark black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light halo.

S - Aromas of rich coffee, Loads of cinnamon, chocolate, nice faint malts, very nice spice notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of coffee and chocolate, the cinnamon was nicely spicy with little herbal notes. The cinnamon is really nice compliment the rest of the beer with but with enough maple and such to his its own.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth creamy.

O - Overall this beer was rather tasty with loads of cinnamon. Really nice balance.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

EBF pour. Pours slightly oily and deep black. I immediatley smell cold brewed coffee. Very strong initial scent of espresso. Very impressive. Incredibly coffee forward, so much so that I didn't even notice that this apparently had maple syrup and cinnamon, too. Flavor brings genuine espresso and cold brew coffee. Dark chocolate. I thought this was a coffee bomb. I really enjoyed it. It had a slick feel. Some syrupy character, maybe from the maple. A bit bitter. One of the best beers I tried at Extreme Beer Fest.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dankjohn
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mangbus
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sourdog
4.46/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pjvie
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of wheresblue
3.59/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cfeezy
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is probably my favorite non Barrel aged, non sour or fruited beer, with maybe the exception of mornin delight. So similar but not quite the same malt and thickness of mornin delight. I'd love a little more maple but that's because I put maple syrup on everything like elf. If you can get a bottle of this, get it. You won't be disappointed.
Pours dark with a tan head, smells of coffee, maple and cinnamon. Taste is right there. Fresh batch has in your face coffee, cellar a little and let that fade and have some more maple and cinnamon come forward.
Mouthfeel is nice, maybe the weakest aspect of the beer if there is one. If it were a stout instead of a porter it would be sheer perfection in my opinion.
Highly prefer this to good morning.
On to have more.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigMack61
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Hessian257
4.83/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Borderline perfect. The nose is intoxicating with rich coffee and cinnamon flavors. The taste follows suite perfectly, tastes like cinnamon toast crunch in your mouth. I would give this beer a perfect 5 if the mouth feel was a tick thicker.

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Photo of CassinoNorth
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 10 oz on draft at a Kane tap takeover.

Looks like a standard porter/stout. Minimal tan head. Nothing special.

Smell: Holy hell. Cinnamon, coffee and maple syrup all over. The exact recipe just nails what it's going for. Little chocolate in there as most malt heavy Kane beers tend to be. Might be the best of the bunch.

Taste: Yup. Cinnamon bomb. Coffee finish. Sweet but nowhere near cloying. Basically the perfect breakfast beer.

Overall maybe the best damn beer I've had from NJ, maybe all around. If they bottle this Kane will have issues keeping any of their beers at the brewery. Hype train choo choo.

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Photo of MWolverines66
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beers pours a pitch black color, with no initial head, that eventually forms a few seconds into the pour, amber in color and then quickly dissipates to the sides of my glass. The aroma is straight cinnamon, this might be one of the biggest cinnamon bombs I've had, even more so than Mex Cake or 2014 Prop. The cinnamon is so intense that it gives off a slightly habanero/burning nose.

The mouth-feel is much smoother than I expected from the nose, the lactose definitely has a lot to do with that since the cinnamon is so aggressive upfront. The maple is present, but more on the back-end, the cinnamon for sure dominates this beer throughout. This is straight cinnamon french toast.

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Sunday Brunch from Kane Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.