Morning Bean | Kane Brewing Company

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4.42/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial milk porter with Rook Coffee that we conditioned on Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans at a rate of over 1/2 lb per barrel.

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 11-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
16
pDev:
4.52%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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0
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Sabtos
4.04/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smooth coffee black with a tall, dense tan foam that dies to a short curled collar.

Smell is mild roast coffee with a sweet dollop of vanilla whip cream.

Sweeter and thinner than I expected, moreso than Barrel Aged Morning Bell, the vanilla seems to be the primary cause, as it's prominent but like a creamer to your coffee and not necessarily like actual bean. The coffee is more mild here and overall it comes across like a light caramel macchiato, with none of the chocolateyness I got from base variations of this.

Tangy with a tingly carbonation that really makes it so much less heavy and beer-like than you'd imagine, the slick medium body goes down easily and finishes semi-dry.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kane 1/10. I love Morning Bell. I like vanilla. This should go well.

L: Dark black with light tan head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Coffee with vanilla creamer. Beautiful toasty presence.

T: Tastes just like the smell suggests it will. Vanilla does come in strong and almost overwhelms the coffee and reduces the roast flavor.

F: Medium to full-bodied. Minor carbonation. Noted balance issues on the vanilla as above. ABV well-hidden.

O: It's very good, but this is a case where a little less is more.

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Photo of cp45
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacMalt
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the brewery. It pours an oily, ink black with a large, foamy, light mocha colored head and a thin coating of like-colored lacing. It's as pretty a porter pour as you'll ever see. On the nose there is freshly-brewed coffee, vanilla, cocoa, roasted malt, and nuts. The taste opens with fresh coffee and vanilla in equal measure. As the glass warms, there is more chocolate and nutty malt. There is only a faint bitterness at the finish. All of the flavors blend superbly. This Porter is creamy and viscous with a low level of carbonation, and its 9.2% ABV is well masked. Overall, this is another amazing coffee porter from Kane. It's an absolute pleasure to drink. I only wish I had it from the bottle instead of the tap so I could drink and review it closer to room temperature.

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Photo of sd123
4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopsputin
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: dark jet black color with a thin tan head

S: smooth vanilla and coffee beans upfront. Roasted malt and chocolate behind that. More vanilla and and chocolate. Fantastic aroma on this

T: follows the nose. Delicious vanilla and chocolate followed by roasted malts. Cocoa powder and a hint of cola. Finish is chocolate, coffee and more vanilla

M: heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation

O: one of the better vanilla beers I’ve had. It’s so we’ll balanced. Harmonized and easy to drink, though I’d treat this as a sipper

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Photo of mkh012
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz. on tap.

Pours near-black with a fluffy tan head.

The nose is sweet, nutty coffee and vanilla.

The taste is marshmallow-forward with some roasted malt and complex coffee in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium+.

Overall, very good. Almost as good as Sunday Brunch.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curt3
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sjones5045
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the taste battle between coffee and vanilla--it's vanilla that takes it. Nice, smooth almost jet black porter with vanilla up front, and coffee in the supporting role. Silk on a cold winter night!

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Photo of Jrjr0891
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Morning Bean from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 16 ratings