Mexican Brunch
Kane Brewing Company

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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #4
Ranked #116
4.55 | pDev: 6.15%
Feb 08, 2022
May 21, 2015
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Notes: Mexican Brunch, our imperial milk porter made with Rook coffee, maple syrup, cinnamon, cacao and chilies.
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4.95 by cj8311 from Maryland on Feb 08, 2022
4.44 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 19, 2022
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4.24/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Taking brunch south of the boarder, Kane Brewing looks to chili peppers, cinnamon and cocoa to give a decidedly Mexican twist to their imperial milk porter.

Mexican Brunch kicks off with a very dark brown pour and a frothy cap that fades rather quickly. As a scent of coffee rises first, a quick followup of syrup, chocolate, nuttiness and spice ensure a complex and enticing scent. Fully malted and sweet on the tongue, high impressions of chocolate, caramel, maple, toffee and vanilla play out in hot chocolate fashion in its early impressions.

As the flavors start to unfold, the middle palate holds onto its milky sweetness while the strong taste of coffee sets an earthy, nutty and roasty tone. Cinnamon and chilies mingle next for a sense of balance for the sweetness and to complement the coffee spice. Woodsy, earthy and toasty, the beer trails into a kahlua-like finish with balance and contrast in taste.

Full bodied and soothing on the finish, the beer finishes both spicy and calmly with the milk sugars and maple rounding out the gradual simmer of peppers into a warming afterglow of a Mexican inspired, alcoholic cappuccino.

Nov 09, 2021
4.5 by beermanben from Wisconsin on Oct 05, 2021
4.49 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2021
4.58 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Sep 14, 2021
4.56 by DudMan from New Jersey on Jul 08, 2021
4.65 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2021
4 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.54 by Dgman8053 from New York on Jun 19, 2021
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4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by larryi86 from Delaware

500 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Chocolate, cinnamon, some maple, coffee, some chili pepper, very well balanced.

T- Chocolate/fudge, coffee, maple syrup, some peppers, cinnamon, slightly earthy.

M- Smooth, creamy, full body.

O- A very well done and balanced molé stout. Easy to drink and a nice kick from the pepper even though it is on the more mild side.

Jun 18, 2021
4.21 by bret27 from California on May 29, 2021
4.74 by beefbucket from Missouri on Apr 20, 2021
4.48 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina on Mar 20, 2021
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5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by BourbonForBeer from Illinois

5/5 porter!!! Yessssss!!!! A+

Feb 21, 2021
4.74 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GaryM6 from New York

Smooth with hints of spice

Jan 28, 2021
4.56 by TheGent from New Jersey on Dec 30, 2020
4.75 by rstump24 from Ohio on Dec 24, 2020
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4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

750ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that has good retention before settling into a ring around the glass

S- aroma opens with a heavy mocha cream notes from the combination of lactose and and cocoa, as well as an earthy espresso note that adds a bit of cracked pepper. Sweet maple, vanilla cream and rich chocolate. The close adds spiced notes of cinnamon and pepper skin, as well as more rich mocha espresso to close it out

T- earthy and peppery coffee notes up front are immediately complimented by sweet notes of whipping cream, caramel and rich maple. Mid-palate starts to develop a rich dark chocolate mocha flavor that carries into a finish that brings out cinnamon and pepper, with the pepper providing just a hint of heat. Lingers of espresso, heavy cream and chocolate

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky, velvety warming finish

O- all of the adjuncts work harmoniously with the milk sugars providing a perfect mouthfeel, outstanding

Dec 23, 2020
4.46 by AD17 from New Jersey on Nov 27, 2020
4.34 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Oct 11, 2020
4.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Sep 30, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

2020 vintage

Sep 19, 2020
5 by DriftNoobTart from New Jersey on Aug 24, 2020
4.6 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Aug 19, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The poured a murky black color with a dark tan head.

Smell - The nose was rich sweet chocolate. It may have been a chocolate maple combination.

Taste - Chocolate really stood out in the initial taste. It brought to mind chocolate cola. There were also notes of coffee, maple, and a touch of cinnamon. I knew this was not Mexican Cake, but I expected more heat from the chilies. The rest of the profile was well balanced.

Mouthfeel - The feel was slick with sweetness and modest carbonation.

Overall - I thought the beer was tasty, but I expected a bit more. Mainly, it lacked spice.

Aug 08, 2020
4.31 by Beerbom from California on Jul 20, 2020
4.23 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jun 11, 2020
4.09 by Wayne17 from Texas on May 22, 2020
4.25 by sordyl from Illinois on May 11, 2020
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
4.34 by Hopelessly0 from California on Mar 28, 2020
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
4.07 by RNbeerfan from New York on Feb 14, 2020
4.36 by spersichilli from California on Feb 12, 2020
4 by Stevedore from Oregon on Feb 03, 2020
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jan 25, 2020
3.82 by Original_Gravity from Washington on Jan 05, 2020
4.5 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2019
Mexican Brunch from Kane Brewing Company
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