Morning Bell - Kane Brewing Company
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4.24/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
Serving type: growler
06-09-2014 22:41:09 | More by John_M
3.54/5 rDev -17.1%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 04:42:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.14/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasting notes from last night at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ. Draft.
A: Opaque brown with a beige head that settles to a thin veil of foam. Some lacing.
S: Coffee, coffee, coffee.
T: Strong overtones of coffee. Modestly bitter. A hint of chocolate. Mocha. Some sweeter notes on the finish including vanilla, birch beer.
M: Round and smooth. Minimal carbonation.
D: Extremely drinkable at 9%. No hint of booze. One of the more coffee forward porters I've tasted. Absolutely delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2014 21:56:51 | More by antott0523
4.53/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Growler filled locally, poured into snifter.
A- Dark black. Short brown head. Medium amount of lacing.
S- Good God this has a great smell. Coffee/expresso up front followed by dark chocolate. A little maple syrup, roasted malts, and leather in the distance.
T- Again, coffee is is strong in this one, but in such a smooth way. Im dying to try the coffee that Kane uses just because of all the roasted goodness MB has. Dark chocolate is also apparent after the finish and some caramel maltiness. Alcohol is well hidden in this one.
M- Full body. Milk makes this one smooth and rich. Feels like it smells, heavy and strong in a delightful way.
O- I will revisit this one as often as possible. Great for a breakfast beverage and just as good for a night cap. I enjoyed this a few times after some heavy hitting on DIPAs and it is such a nice compliment after any IPA or session drinking. Glad Kane put this together. Dont pass it up if you see it.
Serving type: growler
05-23-2014 21:41:26 | More by EveningCordial
4.79/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A - Black as night, somewhat "flat" with a little ring of caramel carbonation and minimal head formation. True to its porter routes the pour isn't extremely viscous. Malty lacing, clear and soapy looking, slides down the glass as you drink.
S - This smells like an amazing iced coffee. I could smell this all day, it's amazingly aromatic. Roasted malt notes merge with big coffee aromas from that amazing local Rook coffee. Touch of sweetness comes through rounding any harshness off the aroma and letting you know that lactose sugar is there.
T - Huge roasted malt and coffee flavor rounds out smoothly with some earthy, smokey and char notes all the way through. Lactose sugars provide a blanket of sweetness that rides all the way through. Alcohol is completely hidden behind all these big flavors even at 9.2%.
M - Smooth, creamy and palate coating. Lower carbonation and medium body.
O - I hope they keep this around this time. Amazing beer that blends sweetness and roasted bitterness perfectly. This might be the best coffee beer I've ever had, so far.
Serving type: growler
05-22-2014 20:44:33 | More by HopBomb515
Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.