Morning Bell | Kane Brewing Company

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426 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
426
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
82
For Trade:
13
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4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.76/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of swanfungus
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcel371
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz. pour at the brewery.

Near-black with a short-lived off-white head.

The nose is rich iced coffee, and the taste follows. Mocha, vanilla, licorice, root beer, maple syrup. Super drinkable for 9%. Like a roasty vanilla latte.

Mouthfeel is medium. Again, light for the ABV.

Overall, one of the best porters I've had.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured out as a nice rich black color with a brown head on top. The smell has coffee galore spewing from it, but its also got hints of some kind of creaminess too. Really interesting. The taste is loaded with coffee and some sweetness in the finish. The feel was pretty dense but very smooth. Overall I really enjoyed this, it was perfect even having it the morning after a rather large tasting the night before.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runeatdrink
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of srw
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AD17
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super smooth coffee porter, with a nice smooth balance. Coffee flavor itself has a very nice medium roast quality. The 9.2 ABV could easily get lost here. This is my first offering from Kane's and I am eager to try more.

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Photo of avas
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on draught at Echo Tap & Grille in Mountainside NJ. 12 oz. pour served in a tulip glass. It pours virtually jet black with 1+ fingers of foamy head and lacing, the color of which is something between khaki and mocha. The lacing coated the glass and had excellent retention. It features a fragrant aroma of freshly brewed coffee, cocoa, toffee, and roasted malt. the taste is sublime: like a cup of freshly brewed, black coffee but with a creamy, milk chocolate finish and a hint of nuts. There is none of the bitterness at the finish that often characterizes coffee porters. The feel is delightful: although it's a porter, it has the creamy viscosity of a stout, with pleasant carbonation. It also drinks a lot smoother than its 9.2% ABV would indicate. It's deceptively potent. Overall, Morning Bell is superb in every respect and it richly deserves its Outstanding rating. Kane again proves its mettle at brewing porters and stouts. It's a shame Morning Bell is released so infrequently in bottles but at least those of us in the area can enjoy it on draught.

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Photo of dmacnuts
4.91/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquabears
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark, dark brown with a brown, foamy head that dissipates quickly. Smells like coffee and roasty. Flavor is coffee, quite sweet, milk and vanilla. There is a warming alcohol taste at the very end. Medium-heavy body, very creamy, leaves almost a residue in your mouth.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 426 ratings.
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