Morning Bell - Kane Brewing Company

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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 75
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Draft Version: 9.2% ABV
Bottle Version: 7.8% ABV with more coffee added.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 01-14-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of brentk56
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with an impressive mocha head; excellent retention and plenty of lacing

Smell: Coffee dominant, with milk chocolate, black bread and roast underneath

Taste: Black bread, milk chocolate and some roast lead off, with the coffee building to dominance in the mid-palate; after the swallow, an espresso fruity bitterness kicks in and lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A fine beer and among the top coffee beers I have consumed

Thanks, bbpro47, for the opportunity

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Texas Arizona in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some dark brown and garnet red highlights as well as some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a creamy and foamy dense dark tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with moderate to strong aromas of cocoa and coffee (freshly roasted beans).

T: Moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with some moderate to heavy amounts of cocoa and dark chocolate. After that, there are strong flavors of freshly roasted coffee and just a touch of milk stout (lactose) sweetness. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Moderate to heavy bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This beer is dangerously easy to drink with a nice depth and complexity of flavor and extremely well hidden alcohol (is this really 9.2% ABV). Very enjoyable and definitely one I would recommend.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler left in my fridge. Thanks Brad! Afternoon treat.

The beer is near black and opaque with a thin, oily beige cap. Aromas of rich coffee, espresso beans, chocolate, malt. Mocha and espresso character. Zesty carbonation and spritzy finish. Medium to full bodied. Roast and dark chocolates. Abv hidden well. This is potent stuff. Yummy.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Graciously provided by our host (Branden) at the recent PDX bottle share at growler guys.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this beer is pretty attractrive, showcasing considerable dark chocolate, light vanilla, some roasty malt and, of course, coffee. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet porter, with the coffee ground flavor really front and center. There was almost some grittiness in the mouthfeel, giving one more of that coffee ground impression. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth otherwise, and the finish was very long. Alcohol was barely noticeable, and I was surprised to learn that it was up around 9%.

My first experience with this brewery, but so far what I've had, I've liked.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.