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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Tidal Series.
A favorite morning stop of ours since we moved into the neighborhood a few years ago is Rook Coffee Roasters of Monmouth County; conveniently located just around the corner from the brewery. They roast and brew their coffees with the same dedication to quality and craftsmanship that we focus on here at Kane. We couldn’t think of a better group of like minded people to work with on a collaborative project. The result is Morning Bell, our imperial milk porter brewed with their 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.

Style: Imperial Milk Coffee Porter
Malt: Marris Otter, Munich, Roasted Barley, Medium Crystal & Chocolate
Sugars: Lactose
Hops: Magnum
Yeast: American
ABV: 9.2%
IBU: 26
SRM: 39

conway's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2100) - - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Re-rate for the bottled version. I like this a lot more. Black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolatey and roasty. Taste is heavy on the coffee (and Rook is the absolute best btw) but also very sweet and lactic. Palate is smooth with a little carb. This beer is way more impressive bottled, although I’m thinking my original draft tasting wasn’t well maintained.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (10962) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Sampled @ Camping Ratebeers 2015. Opaque black color, average sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, lightly vegetal, a hint of vanilla. Taste malts, slightly coffee, again a bit vegetal, lightly vanilla, slightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1888) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle deep brown to black color with soda head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is bubbly medium body. Lots of carb and chocolate bitter coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3490) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle @ Camping RateBeers 2015; Nat & Winderig, courtesy of the crew! Pours a pitch black beer with a big beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, roast, light chocolate and molasses. Flavor is bittersweet, loads of coffee with a touch of roast and vanilla. Roasty sweet aftertaste. Very smooth and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5801) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of roasted coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and molasses. The finish has moderate-heavy roasted coffee, roasted malt, and burnt notes. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2471) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2015
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, mooie fles/etiket, zwart met rode gloed, kaki kraag
aroma van koffie, geroosterde- gebrande mouten, vanille, zoet. Smaken van koffie/mocca, volmoutig, chocolade, geroosterde mout, vanille, matig zoet, droog-poederachtig koffie, niet al te dikke body, best ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5572) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
At Camping Ratebeers. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Flavour is sweet, tart coffee, berries, chocolate, sludge, tart coffee finish. Medium bodied. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4064) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Clear dark caramel colour, beige head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, soy sauce, light vanilla. Sweet malty finish, caramel, light condensed milk, coffee. Finish coffee, caramel, roasted malts.
(from bottle @ Camping Ratebeers ’15, Nat en Winderig. From trade with jtclockwork, thanks!!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @campingratebeer’15. Black color with a light brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, sweet, roasted malts, bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4929) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle @ camping ratebeer ’15. Black with a small brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate, nice. Tastes loads of coffee, very roasty, chocolate. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (2099) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt koffie, bitter, vanille. Smaakt koffie, vanille, crème. Redelijk dun.

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