Morning Bell | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by xnicknj on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
402
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
24.12%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
74
For Trade:
13
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Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 402
Reviews by RonfromJersey:
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at FreeBridge

Pure black body, no highlights, topped by a softball of dark tan foam in my Aventinus glass.

Rich, powerful, enticing coffee aroma.

Flavor heavy on the coffee, but with enough milk to call it cafe au lait.

Thick and rich mouthfeel, chewy.

A terrific coffee porter. I'm not surprised.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at brewery, 3/6/16. Four ounce taster glass (hey, I gotta drive!)

L: One finger light tan head with what looked to be superior retention (I didn't wait on it much).

S: Roasted coffee, vanilla, cocoa, a dairy character (if that makes sense). Roasted malts.

T: Big coffee and cocoa up front, with dairy creaminess. Vanilla notes.

F: Very well balanced. Very light carbonation, medium bodied. ABV does enough to give a good dry finish, but no burn at all.

O: This is just really, really good. In terms of both creativity and execution, Kane has become the Hill Farmstead of New Jersey. Pure quality.

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Photo of dar482
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The aroma hits of creamy coffee, milk chocolate.

The flavor hits again of milk chocolate, medium roasted malt, more creaminess, a strong flavor of high quality coffee flavor throughout with some nuttiness and a roasty finish.

The use of coffee in this beer is incredible.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another superb dark brew from Kane. While Carton's coffee line up is outstanding and Magnify is a true up n comer I believe Kane is clearly Jersey's top brewery. They have one of - if not the best IPA in Head High, Deep Rooted is a very underrated brew but its their dark beers that really set them apart and I haven't even had Sunday Brunch yet. This is a velvet smooth Porter with so much flavor going on. Slight boozy taste which is just right. Take your time and sip/enjoy this one. Great job everyone at Kane, Cheers !

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lateralundertow
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mmcurran
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickyT
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of dsauter
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of roostor07
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Triklino
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Beerontwowheels
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32 ounce growler into a mini-snifter.

After a week-long journey from the east coast, I was nervous the carbonation would be gone, but this held up. There's a beautiful frothy, chewy khaki head, extensive lacing, and a thick film of lace that settles over the body. The body is black as coffee. 5

The coffee aroma is tremendous and hit my nose on the pour and wafts to my nose as I take these notes. Even from a distance I'm detecting sweet, milky caramel and chocolate and a coffee bean smell. The coffee has a bit of a roasted aroma and seems pretty stiff like I may get a jolt from this brew. Closer examination offers some spicy bean notes too. 4.25

Coffee is the dominant party here. Dark roasted-like flavors and some of the bitter flavor of coffee straight. Mid-palate brings creamier and sweeter elements, caramel, sweet milk and toffee before a lingering dark chocolate flavor on the finish. I keep noticing hints of funk, earthiness and dirty sock that come and go, that offer an interesting side to the beer. Not bad really, just different. 4

Excellent balance here. Roasted, sweet and creamy, and moderately bitter at the finish. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation a tad beneath that, reinforcing the creaminess. 4.25

This is good. Very good. I really enjoy it. I'm a bit torn on the taste as there are definitely occasional moments of intense earthiness, but otherwise this was great.

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Photo of Varkias41
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderfully balanced strong, black coffee beer. The lactose sweetness counters the bitter coffee, which tastes like a dark roast, and then dry, cocoa rolls through. It's like a great dessert beer that's not too thick (like most). There's a little caramel sweetness that almost comes off like tart cherries when mixed with the coffee

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Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 402 ratings.
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