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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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 (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 I’m thinking my original draft tasting wasn’t well maintained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJvd (1206) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has roast, some coffee, chocolate and dark chocolat.e Taste has coffee, roast, some dark chocolate and is quite dry. Full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7610) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2016
750, capped. Wow, N--thank you! What an awesome treat. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy tan head that fades. Big coffee nose, very intensely roasty coffee aromatics. Creamy thick body with moderate carb. Coffee predominates throughout the mid palate without a doubt. Earthy, leathery notes in the background. Long earthy coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1365) - - AUG 7, 2016
Black pour, smaller head, medium body with decent lacing. Huge spent coffee grain aroma, fairly bitter. Coffee is a bit more muted in the taste, fresh ground beans, milk, wood, sweet malt. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
very coffee aroma and lots of coffee in finish. good milk (whey) character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Great easy drinking stout, full flavor and body while still maintaining a refreshing quality

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Deep dark brown color with a thin brown cap. Nose is roasty, mildly sweet. Rich espresso in the nose and into the taste... A big ole milk stout/Porter. Sweet and roasty, a little ash. Great coffee flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle clear dark brown black with a few tan bubbles big soot and ashtray roasted was. Some ifntheybwere invent potter flavors . Dry and thinking. Some lingering bitter chocolates

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6140) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big coffee forward roast malts and some chocolate. taste is more of the heavy coffee roast malts rich chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1456) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2016
Hot damn! Morning Bell is one hell of a way to kick off the day. Pour is near-black with cocoa-colored suds. Gorgeous aroma with equally large doses of Sumatra and lactose. It translates beautifully into the flavor. Rich, bold coffee notes with some dark chocolate influence. The milk sugar sweetness cuts the bitterness without dampening any of the bright, fresh roastiness. Hints of vanilla and nuttiness. I’m going to need more from Kane’s Bell series. This is just too good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HuskerTan (1712) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2016
(Thanks, Ed! "Ed5388") Bottle. A- Coffee, subtle floral notes, roasty, slighly bitter, dry cocoa. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Coffee, chocolate, roasty, slightly bitter, very subtle blueberry. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- What an excellent damn beer this was. The cap was on so tight I broke my opener and thought this better be delicious. It was. Everything was perfectly balanced and a beautiful beer in every way. Hard to find anything wrong with this and I usually am a tough rater.

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