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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
Ranking:
#684
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
435
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | 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 !
Edit - I just popped a fresh bottle from the 2017 batch and its the best yet, the coffee flavor/aroma is incredible. Wow !

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4.87/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite coffee porter. In my mind, it beats out victory at seas (which is also delicious don't get me wrong). Dark roasted coffee over an imperial porter - nice, heavy, medium-heavy mouthfeel. Kane has changed morning bell a couple of times I had one of the first few batches when it was 11%. Have a bottle I will be opening soon that is... 9%?

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Rich semi sweet aroma this porter is amazing! pours a beautiful head with a deep dark color. The taste is amazing! and excellent porter. The mouthfeel is perfect, what an incredible beer. Leave's a wonderful aftertaste this beer could be drank all night long. The coffee is subtle but still recognizable. If you like porters this masterpiece is waiting for you. I really like this and would purchase again. Bravo Kane Brewing! Bravo!

Bottom Line: Amazing Porter that stands tall against all opposition.

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Pours almost completely pitch black, with just a hint of brown at the edges when held to the light. Massive khaki head retains well and leaves tons of lacing.

The aroma is just pure dark roast coffee bliss! You can smell the coffee from several feet away from the glass, and it's so incredibly alluring! Some roasted grain, dark chocolate, and cream can be detected, but this is pretty much all about the coffee, and that's fine by me!

Tastes like the best iced dark roast coldbrew I could imagine! The Sumatran coffee is just so prevalent, and it is complimented by the roasty, chocolatey grain bill and the sweet lactose sugar that balances out all the bitterness. There's so much coffee, and yet it never feels like too much. Just gloriously balanced!

The mouth feel is medium, creamy, and has a nice carbonation. Goes down dangerously smooth, with no hint of alcohol whatsoever.

I've always loved this beer, and each year they seem to make it better and better! This batch (2017) is so good and so coffee forward that I could easily be convinced that I was just drinking some of the best coldbrew I've ever had if someone gave it to me in a coffee cup and didn't tell me it was beer!

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A - Black as night, somewhat "flat" with a little ring of caramel carbonation and minimal head formation. True to its porter routes the pour isn't extremely viscous. Malty lacing, clear and soapy looking, slides down the glass as you drink.

S - This smells like an amazing iced coffee. I could smell this all day, it's amazingly aromatic. Roasted malt notes merge with big coffee aromas from that amazing local Rook coffee. Touch of sweetness comes through rounding any harshness off the aroma and letting you know that lactose sugar is there.

T - Huge roasted malt and coffee flavor rounds out smoothly with some earthy, smokey and char notes all the way through. Lactose sugars provide a blanket of sweetness that rides all the way through. Alcohol is completely hidden behind all these big flavors even at 9.2%.

M - Smooth, creamy and palate coating. Lower carbonation and medium body.

O - I hope they keep this around this time. Amazing beer that blends sweetness and roasted bitterness perfectly. This might be the best coffee beer I've ever had, so far.

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Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 435 ratings
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