Morning Bell - Kane Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -17.1%
Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas and flavors all around.
06-04-2014 04:42:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.65/5 rDev -14.5%
Bottle shared by Ryan (Treebs). Thanks dude! Served in a Cantillon taster glass.
A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar and specks of lace. Very dark brown body.
S - Smells like stale coffee grounds, lactose sugar sweetness, toasted grains, light roast, and some caramel and chocolate sweetness.
T - The taste is similar, with faded coffee that has a touch of metallic bitterness to it. More caramel and toasted biscuit and less roast here. Alcohol is well-hidden. Probably would have guessed this was a standard 7% porter (EDIT: Apparently the bottles ARE closer to 7%).
M - Smooth, albeit slightly watery medium body. Moderate carbonation, with some lingering stickiness in the finish. No obvious alcohol.
D - Eh. Perhaps this was better when the coffee had more oomph. Drinkable, but not really much to distinguish it from a number of other similar beers in this category.
09-30-2013 23:43:45 | More by MasterSki
3.68/5 rDev -13.8%
Pour is black with a mostly tight caramel head. Nose is a fair amount of roasted malt. There are mild notes of chocolate and coffee with a fair bit of malt sweetness. Taste is coffee and roasted malt. More chocolate and sweetness than the nose, some vanilla and lots of sweetness in back. The coffee and roast linger through the finish with a nice amount of carb on a moderate body and creamy feel.
03-25-2014 19:35:47 | More by cpetrone84
3.69/5 rDev -13.6%
A - pours a deep midnight black with hints of chocolate brown. Thick dark tan foam. Eventually fizzles out leaving lots of spotty lacing.
S - aroma is dense, decadent, and just cries out 'desert'. Smells like a coffee with creamer. Sugary lactose is strong. Malty notes create a milk chocolate character. Roast notes seem to come from the added coffee. Malt seems more silky and sweet.
T - sweet flavors on the tip of the tongue. Silky milk chocolate. Sweet cream. Roasty coffee beans come through in the center for balance. The deep coffee flavors entwine with the malty flavors. Backend is more sweet with a faint herbal hop character.
M - silky. Creamy. Medium bodied close to full. High tight scrubbing bubbles of carbonation from the bottle conditioning.
O - nice beer. Definitely in the desert beer category. Bit too sweet for me, might have been better for me in a smaller format or paired with food.
09-05-2013 04:01:02 | More by Teleweizen2
3.78/5 rDev -11.5%
750 ml bottle served in a Solemn Oath snifter. Thanks to xnicknj for the beer!
A: Pours a dark black color with a brownish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick, frothy ring that leave some sticky lace down the glass.
S: The lactose comes through with the roasted malts and fresh coffee grounds rounding it out. Candy bar cookie crust as well.
T: Lactose sweetness with a little milk dud bite to it. Some nougat and big coffee grounds. Bordering on espresso-like with some nice roasted malts.
M: Medium bodied with a little slickness to the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation with a nice drinkability.
O: Not the biggest fan of lactose, but the coffee notes overpower those and the roast provides a nice balance it all. The BA version is next on my wants list.
08-09-2013 22:30:48 | More by Treebs
3.93/5 rDev -8%
Bottle. Aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted barley. Appearance is very dark brown with a thin tab head. Taste is milk chocolate, sweet malts, coffee, and toast. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. Overall a nice, rich porter with a nice balance between milk sugar and coffee bitterness.
08-08-2014 02:26:38 | More by AaronDz
Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.