Port Omna | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Naugros on 02-26-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 124
Photo of q33jeff
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

On tap at blend.
Aroma: smooth barley and coffee
LOOK: Dark black color. Off white head.
Taste is charcoal, coffee.
Feel is a touch flat.

Another winner from Kane

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Photo of MDDMD
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, little black licorice

T-espresso, dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses, licorice, slight char and bitterness

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, disappointingly thin, but smooth

O-nice flavor in this stout, but the too thin mouthfeel did take some of the enjoyment away for me

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Photo of xnicknj
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap in the tasting room

Pours an opaque black color with a nice tuft of toasted brown head resting on top. Retains nicely with some wispy film resting on top and some spots of lacing left behind.

Roasty and inviting in the nose with a decent amount of roasted coffee beans. Slightly nutty with some chocolate and malted sweetness.

Nice malt character right up front, supported by dark roasted coffee and light bitterness. Some chocolate sweetness mixes into the profile and meshes nicely with the backbone. Full and roasty towards the finish which lingers on the tongue for a moment.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and smooth on the tongue. Drinks really nice with a nice balance of flavor - this is what I'm coming to expect from Kane at this point.

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Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bubbly black color, with a solid thick light brown head.

Aromas begin with coffee and a hint of dark liquorice. Chocolate emerges next, both milk and dark bitter baker's version.

The tastes begin big and bold with some coffee and dark chocolate. There is a nice sweet caramel and bready malt balance, with a toasty finish. Little to no hops are detectable which is different for many American stouts nowadays, but I really appreciate it because I dislike intense hops in dark beers.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel for such a low ABV stout.

My second offering from Kane and both have been winners. Nothing too crazy amazing about this beer but it is super solid and plenty of flavor for a lower ABV stout. Looking forward to sampling more from this up-and-coming local brewery.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Willie McBride's in Branchburg, NJ.

Color is as black as night and opaque with a small dark tan head. Strong coffee, chocolate and roasted malt on the nose. No hops or yeast in the aroma or flavor. This stout is all about the malt! More of the same coffee and chocolate in the flavor with a light sweetness. Medium-full bodied and bold, yet actually quite smooth and clean in the finish. Very nice stout from a brewery that seems to do no wrong.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the few dark beers from Kane that didn't blow me away. Its fairly tasty but on the thin side and not nearly as flavorful as Kane's other dark offerings. Maybe my expectation was too high based on ANTEAD, Sunday Brunch and Morning Bell.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4 oz sampler on tap at the brewery 3/26/15.

L: Midnight black. 1 finger head with poor retention, not much in the way of lacing or a ring.

S: Light roasted coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, and vanilla.

T: Generally follows nose, somewhat muted. Coffee and malts predominate.

F: A bit watery for the style, light to medium bodied, light carbonation.

O: A solid companion to the higher-ABV and thicker coffee bomb Morning Bell. Higher drinkability, but slightly muted taste by comparison.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on draught in a pub. It was served in a pint glass at a temperature colder than I would serve it at home. It pours a dark walnut, nearly black with a thin, mocha-colored head and lacing that dissipated quickly. It's aromatic with abundant coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. The taste is a delightful blend of freshly roasted and burnt coffee, along with dark chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, and a hint of sweet caramel. It's rather thin in body with mild but pleasant carbonation and with a moderate 6.6% ABV it is highly drinkable. While it lacks the stunning taste, viscosity, and potency of some of Kane's other dark beers, it offers a terrific combination of taste and drinkability.

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Photo of Chugs13
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler filled at Cranbury BuyRite into a Kane Belgian style tulip glass.

Pours an opaque black. Bubbles rise to the top to make a wonderful thick creamy tan head. Leaves nice lacing.

Aroma gives off strong roasted coffee upfront. Some bitter and sweet chocolate and a nice toastyness in the nose.

All of that wonderful aroma comes out full force in the taste. Some sweet chocolate notes upfront that give way to nicely roasted coffee and finishes with bitter chocolate and sweet toasted caramel. Finishes dry with a nice toastyness lingering on the pallet keeping you coming back for more.

Mouthfeel is excellent not heavy and definitely not watery in the slightest, a nice full body. Spot on carbonation. Extremely smooth and drinkable, a little creamy on the pallet.

Overall this is another awesome brew from the folks at Kane. I am glad I finally got the chance to try this somewhat elusive stout after always running into just kicked kegs and changed taps. I have tried most of their offerings, and can't wait to try more as these guys really start to develop.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from Free Bridge Liquors.

Classic black body with ruby highlights. Topped by a level two fingers of medium tan foam. Leaves a nice film on the glass.

Big dark coffee aroma, with some chocolate lurking about with some deep sniffs.

Taste follows the nose. Big dark roast coffee is chased down the tongue by rich chocolate syrup. Hops slowly rise, tickle, and nip.

Slick rich mouthfeel could be just a little more chewy.

A well done American Stout I look forward to revisiting.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a growler purchased 3 days ago

A: Pours a deep mahogany with a mocha colored head. Recedes to a lite mocha film
S: Smells of roasted malt hints of coffee, cocoa and caramel
T: Roasted coffee malts. Hint of cocoa and burnt sugar
MF: Light carbonation easy drinking. Coffee flavor lingers
O: Great stout. It isn't a double or imperial or coffee bomb. If you are looking for a classic well done stout, you could do a lot worse than this one.

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Photo of Naugros
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a growler I had filled at the brewery yesterday. The nearly black liquid poured beautifully into my Kane stemmed tulip glass. It didn't look like it was going to build a head as I poured, but once I stopped, the carbonation created a dense, creamy head on top with the classic mocha color. As it receded it left behind a coating lace.

The wonderful aroma rising up to greet your nose would make you think it was brewed with chocolate, but Mike Kane made no mention of that as he filled the growler. He did mention that the name of the beer is in honor of the town in Ireland from whence his family hails. So this is his offering for Saint Patrick's Day. There is also a strong coffee sense, one of the styles of coffee with a nice bitter roast to it, but not quite espresso. You also get a moderate sweetness and burnt toast. Quite sensational.

All those wonderful aromas come through in the taste. So often a beer's flavor cannot live up to the promise that it's aroma makes, but this one surely does. The chocolate flavor takes a backseat to the coffee and it tastes a little sweeter than it smells, but not overly so. But when it warms the chocolate reasserts itself.

Silky, with no ash to it whatsoever, and leaning to the lighter side of full-bodied or the heavier side of medium-bodied.

I continue to be impressed by the work that Mike and company do in Ocean Township. First, Head High blew everyone away and quickly became a much sought after IPA. If they decide to get this one out there and make a year-round offering, I think it will get just as popular.

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Photo of 2baguy
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasting at Kane

Pours an opaque black

Aroma is definitely coffee. Maybe chocolate, but sometimes a heavy coffee gives me a chocolate aroma too.

Taste starts with the coffee, but you are hit with a sweet, yes, chocolate.

Feel- I could have this on my tongue all day. Perfection to me

If I see this on a beer list I go right to it.

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Port Omna from Kane Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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