Morning Bell | Kane Brewing Company

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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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our imperial milk porter brewed with Rook Coffee Roasters dark roast Sumatra coffee. We added a healthy amount of milk sugar to an already complex, dark malt bill to sweeten and balance the bold flavors and roasty bitterness of the coffee. The result of this collaboration is a full bodied porter with big bold flavors and remarkable smoothness.

Added by xnicknj on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#882
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
462
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
90
Trade:
13
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Ratings: 462 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Dwbow48
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As part of flight at brewer, this Double Porter impresses.
A) Ring of steady head and lace over a black body.
S) Char first coffee second, wood third, church and a Hail Mary last but not least with accompanying perfume and incense.
T) No less that the aroma church-like, grave, charred. Smell the coffee and wake up!
F) Punches an ascerbic hop bite in the finish to balance precieding sweetness. I could operate on espresso cups of this and espresso all day long with the right balance of mood and mind.
O) Not tame, big double porter, kudos to Rook as well as Kane.

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Photo of thoglund
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to cp45 for this 750ML bomber, arriving as an extra in a recent trade. That’s a quality, old-school extra, for those just tuning in. Split with my wifal unit.

The pour is black, the bubbles light but persistent. The nose is lots & lots of coffee, with a bit of softening sweetness.

Morning Bell is coffee forward to a fault. What tastes like high quality coffee has stamped T-Rex sized feet all over this beer, obscuring the other theoretical goodnesses. Once warmed, there is plenty of lactose, perhaps a spark of chocolate. A bit thin; but very easy to drink.

Fairly routine, except for the intensity of the roast. Pretty good brew

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Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Having on tap at the brewery right now. Other than Earl from Hill Farmstead and Maple Bacon Coffee Porter from Funky Buddha, this may very well be the best Porter I’ve ever had.

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Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LDawg25
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black, very minimal head. Chocolate and coffee aromas are present but moderate. Thick and chewy, fudgy and quite viscous, creamy, chocolate, nice balance of coffee, sweet with a lingering finish and slight bitterness. Overall this is a great beer, velvety smooth, amazing mouthfeel. So creamy! Starts to get a bit sweet after a while...

4/27/18
Draft at brewery
4.25 rating

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 with excellent retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of sweetened coffee, pure and simple.
T: Sweet. Tastes like fresh brewed, well sweetened coffee. Bitterness in the background.
M: Full bodied with strong carbonation. Rich and creamy.
O: An extraordinarily well composed and delicious, coffee laced, milk stout. One of my favorites to date.

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Photo of Brendanjames
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich, creamy, robust. A coffee lover's wet dream. A burst of espresso beans ends in caramel macchiato lite...the sweetness is a tad extra. Otherwise, I'd put it up there with the likes of Double Shot. Actually, very similar to Rushing Duck's imperial beanhead coffee porter, but with a more pronounced coffee and earth character.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justinprintz
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lembeh
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate covered espresso beans on the nose and on the palette. Exquisite coffee stout that will make you want more and more and more. Had high expectations for this and they were exceeded bigly. Chocolate covered espresso beans. This is an outstanding beer.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this bottle recently, getting around to it on this quiet and seasonable winter's night. Most of Kane's other offerings have been quite enjoyable and that was the case with this one as well. A beer like this deserves to be placed under a new category as this is better than an American Porter, since this had so much wonderful coffee taste and flavor to it. Any chance we could get this done, Beeradvocate?

Lovely, dark coffee hue to this as the liquid nearly had the same, thin consistency. Plenty of bubbly mocha head topped it off as it nearly looked solid. Lots of light bubbles remained on the side of my Kane goblet as I worked my way through this. Quite a first impression in the nose as there was tons of smooth coffee, rich creamer, a mild roasted tone, and milk chocolate to the nose with lactose and vanilla in the taste to embellish the senses. Sweet, smooth, and surreal at the same time, there was so much going on here but somehow, it all meshed well together as this was as good as what I'd have in the morning - down to the last drop...

No hint of booze in this and I didn't even feel any warming effect from this as I finished this big boy off fairly quickly after popping the cap. Really amazing beer that embodies what a Porter should be while distinguishing it from it's British roots and counterparts. If you like your beers dark, easygoing, and deeply delightful, look no further. You won't even have to brew this or let it percolate - it's all here. Easily among Kane's best, and the best that this style has to offer!

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a damn near perfectly executed coffee porter/stout. The aroma is incredible - like the best fresh coffee you've ever smelled. The coffee blends so perfectly into the base beer. Amazing. nb

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcooper0027
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 462 ratings