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
Ratings:
428
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
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136
Gots:
84
For Trade:
14
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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

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

Photo of liamt07
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsauter
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rich_K
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, opaque and nearly black. One finger mocha head, short retention time, bits of lacing stubbornly sticks to the glass. Big roasted coffee aroma with a definite lactose sweetness behind it, but overall the coffee is the big player here. Milk chocolate, light roasted barley, touch of dark fruit. Flavour is a heavy cold brew-like coffee sweetness with a dollop of cream, roasted malt, milk chocolate and a bitter earthy finish. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, appropriate level of carbonation. Plenty of coffee on the finish. I've recently got into cold brews and this has a similar level of coffee flavour, which of course is a ton of it.

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Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bunuelian
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from Fahmie25 in a recent box. Thanks for the swap!

From a 750 into a snifter
Imperial Milk Porter with Sumatra dark roast coffee
Collaboration with rook coffee

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, slightly foamy tan head with great retention. Clear black body with medium carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a thick foamy cap and clings to the glass as it fades. Faint wisp remains leaving some good lacing down the glass. Darker than you’d expect for a porter but that’s my bag.

SMELL: Lots of roasted coffee on the nose, with sweet cream, vanilla and milk chocolate as well. The lactose is definitely there. Roasted notes, with hints of caramel and butterscotch as well. Bold enough. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Lots of nice, creamy roasted coffee, sweet vanilla cream, butterscotch and milk chocolate up front. Flavorful for sure. More roasted coffee, cream and milk sugars at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of roasted malts, milk chocolate, sweet vanilla and lactose, butterscotch, dark roasted coffee and a slight touch of alcohol as well. Some nice bitterness lingers as well. Really creamy and well balanced, with the coffee putting all the right notes in all the right places.

PALATE: Medium body and very creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch sticky. A slight scratch at the swallow and some bitterness lingers. Good stuff here.

OVERALL: This is an all-around quality imperial coffee porter. It looks more like stout and drinks more like one too, as it is generally more roasted and heavier than a 9% porter might be. Regardless, the coffee is done really well and ties everything together while the base milk porter has plenty of character of its own. Really good and well worth a shot if you find yourself with the chance. Thanks again Fahmie25. This was quality.

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Photo of erjaq
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muzzy
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelnj
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice beer. Good taste hides the high alcohol level.

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4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Morning Bell from Kane Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 428 ratings.
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