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

Added by Naugros on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,140
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
146
pDev:
6.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of MacMalt
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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 IrishColonial
3.07/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobier10
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
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 Mikexw
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BFCarr
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of njcraftguy
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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 Rich_K
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RHop
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

**
03/01/2015
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
**
04/28/18

On tap at Kane with cp, barndoor, morn bell.

Better than I rated in 2015.

3.62 up to 3.71.


**

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Photo of dcut75
4.67/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jhfinn
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
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 waddellc2
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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 Obinna
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of potion
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blassor
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Port Omna from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 146 ratings