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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 couldnít 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - 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 Iím thinking my original draft tasting wasnít well maintained.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Extra from cpetrone-thanks, Chris! Pours dark black with a translucent brown rim and fast fading coffee crema head. About a year old? I generally like to drink coffee brew fresher, but I lost track of this one. Has held up well though. Nose is freshly ground coffee beans, slight greenness. Taste is old coffee, but not offensive, with a sweet round middle from the lactose and a solid porter base. Tasty, and Iím sure this is amazing fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7244) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, dark chocolate. Thick mouth, bitter roast, cream, sugary malt, lingering bitterness, very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with the faintest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. One finger beige head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Decent retention with sporadic steaks and spots of soapy lace left behind. Very inviting aroma with subtle smokey malt and deeply roasted coffee character. Gourmet espresso beans with subtle lactic cream, oatmeal, smoked malt, burnt toast and bitter dark chocolate countered by sweeter dark malt notes. Excellent coffee presence without being overly roasted or acrid smelling. Nicely balanced by bakers chocolate, caramel and toffee. The coffee presence in the nose is ridiculous! Medium body with a decent blend of slightly smokey roasted malts and sweeter dark malt notes. Coffee flavor is nice but not as prominent or interesting as in the nose. A touch watery which isnít too surpassing for the style. A touch of smoke with hints of tobacco, oatmeal, dark chocolate and used coffee beans. Lighter roast and unfortunately less intense coffee flavor that I was expecting. Sweeter chocolate malts balancing things out with bakers chocolate, hazelnut, caramel and toffee. Iím disappointed in the coffee flavor but this is still a well balance and easy to drink porter with a well masked ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (6661) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
750ml bottle pours a murky black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is solid, the sweetened coffee character is very inviting, molasses, milk chocolate, malt, light nuttiness. Flavor is well balanced as well, coffee candies almost, brown sugar, molasses, a little licorice. Full bodied, lightly sweet finish. Enjoyed this very much.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (957) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Heavy coffee bean scent. Nibs are tasted on the middle and end of the sip. Nice medium black color. Medium palate. Tap

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11865) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1950) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3680) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6147) - 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. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2799) - 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.


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