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Port Omna | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the late 1860s, Michael F. Claffey came to America from the small village of Port Omna in County Galway, Ireland. Four generations later, we brewed this beer to both celebrate our Irish heritage and to honor our family on both sides of the Atlantic. Port Omna is an American Extra Stout, taking characteristics from each sub-style within the stout category. The medium body and smoothness is reminiscent of an oatmeal stout and supports aromas of roasted malts, rich coffee, and hints of cocoa. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate and the medium malt character of an American stout add a layer of sweetness, while it’s relatively high 6.6% ABV and assertive roast flavors are familiar characteristics of foreign extra stouts. Port Omna wraps our favorite stout flavors into one very special, very limited-release beer.

Style: American Extra Stout
Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Victory, Medium Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate and Toasted Oats
Hops: Magnum
Yeast: American

IBU: 35
SRM: 38

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,361
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
149
pDev:
6.88%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of TheGent
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Entirely too sweet. Not enough roast, char, or smoke for me
a) Pours dark brown color with tan head and good lacing.
s) As expected but too sweet: malt, coffee, molasses, chocolate, black licorice.
t) Ditto
f) Too light. kane beers pour a bit lighter in feel.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark matte black color that’s not not letting any light through

S: roasted malts, a bit of diactyl, sweet malt, and a touch of wood

T: roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, a touch of that wood I caught in the nose. There is a good amount of bitterness from the roasted malt in the background as well. Finish is more chocolate and roast malt. Perhaps a bit of lactose sweetness

M: medium mouthfeel with low-mid carbonation

O: decent stout here with a noticeable bitterness to it. Good flavors that harmonize well

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft in a shaker pint glass

Very dark brown, almost black, thin tan head that fades. Nice aroma of bitter dark chocolate. Taste is dry and roasty. Medium bodied, smooth feel.

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Photo of WaterFurnace
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served into a snifter at the Kane Brewery in Ocean, NJ.
A: Pours a very dark brown, nearly black color with a robust tan head, fair retention and limited lacing.
S: Aromas understated with unsweetened cocoa and vanilla notes most evident.
T: Roasty at the cocoa end of the spectrum with molasses and vanilla notes. Flavors subtle and complex. Bitterness strikes an excellent balance.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation
O: Drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Yancey82
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NiceTaps
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery in a stemmed tulip glass.

Opaque black color with faint brown highlights. Dark tan cap, lots of lacing.

Coffee dominates the nose. There's some cocoa, roasted barley and such, but it's the coffee that rules.

More coffee...and dark chocolate. The malt mix is works well.

Smooth medium body, not boozy even at 6.6% abv. Chewy. Roasted malt sweetness.

Fits the "big stout" mold with flavor and body without the big abv.

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Photo of anthony-s
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justinprintz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryi86
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 2/28/18, poured into a pint

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Roasted malts, some coffee, dark chocolate.

T- Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, touch of toasted dark bread.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid stout, no crazy flavors but a great easy drinking straight forward stout.

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Photo of mberk8001
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SiepJones
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aoampm
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a pint glass. No visible canning date.

Pours motor oil black with an enormous chocolate colored head. The head slowly vanishes leaving no lacing and a small ring of head around the glass.

Smell is almost all coconut and vanilla with a hint of chocolate also.

Taste is more coconut and vanilla along with roasted malt and a fudgy molasses flavor.

Feel is a bit thin as expected at 6.6% abv. Still has a fairly full body to it though.

Overall a really great take on a Coconut stout. Certainly not the best Coconut stout I've had but it's a really solid beer for sure.

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Photo of Zaphog
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: dark brown almost black in color with a 1" head that lasted a while.

Smell: some roasted tones and chocolate is detectable by the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, and some dark bread. Bitterness is moderate here.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: this is a wonderfully balanced and flavorful stout that can be enjoyed more than just one pint.

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Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Port Omna from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 149 ratings