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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1495) - - 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.


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JerseyBrew (37) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Beer smelled great. Body is way to heavy and way to sweat for this beer. After that the coffee is adding to much roasted, astringent flavors. The sweatiness and bitterness did not balance each other. This beer just became overly sweat and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Growler from the source thanks to Fitz. Wow. Blown away. Where do I start? Pours a dark murky brown color with light tan head. The aroma is simply intoxicating. Rich chocolate and coffee roast notes with some vanilla and caramel underneath and some earthiness from the hops. A soft rich caramel taste with tons of chocolate hitting the tongue next before encountering a perfect, delicate hit of coffee and hop spice, with tons of chocolate and coffee on the backend leaving you with that gentle roast. Some grapefruit is hidden but there. I am simply amazed at the abv as the alcohol is well hidden. My only critique would be the mouthfeel as the beer is medium to light in that regard. But that is nit picking. This is a top flight beer. It’s Founders Breakfast Stout somehow done better. Kudos.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Black pour orange hue tan creamy head and light oily sticky lacing ..... aroma of really nice fresh coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and light lactose .... taste is of sweet lactose sugar, fresh coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and a nice bitter earthy roasted bite ..... mouthfeel is oily and it has a nice roasted lingering bitter bite .... great aroma on this beer and a solid imperial porter

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skullit (14) - - JUN 27, 2014
The best part is it tastes exactly like sweet cold pressed coffee. The bad part is it tastes exactly like sweet cold pressed coffee

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Draft. Jet black, caramel bordering, no head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, some pecan notes. Taste - if you took Hershey’s syrup, combined with some light-roast coffee and poured it over some freshly cooked oatmeal, this is what you get....in the best way imaginable. Really solid oatmeal, chocolate and coffee notes - all of which are distinct and enjoyable on their own.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (563) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Growler from Kane. Dark cola, basically black. Aroma is dark roast black coffee with sweet vanilla. The taste follows suit with a sweet bitter finish. The palate has a perfect medium body that isn’t overly rich, but not thin either. The carb is very low. Excelkent job by Kane! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
db15brew (2) - - MAY 21, 2014 does not count
Draft pint, Corner Table, Vauxhall NJ. Opaque black pour, moderate head. Strong pleasant coffee nose, slight milky sweetness, bit of bitter mineral aftertaste. Overall a well balanced combination of malt and coffee. Definitely one to do again. At that ABV, one pint is enough.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (273) - - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a jet black with thick head. Coffee beans, hints of chocolate on the nose. Chalky bitterness with hints of candied sugar and dark fruit. Really good porter (though not as good as the cinnamon maple version).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1018) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle thanks to jtclockwork. Poured into a juice glass and served with breakfast on a weekend away with friends. Pours dark brown with mocha head. Aroma is more chocolate than coffee; sweet, milky, and with a spicy vietnamese cinnamon. Fairly sweet, somewhat roasty, twangy finish that makes me pause to wonder if this is the product they intended. Light-medium body, average carbonation, smooth and milky. Overall: coffee was really muted, and this was basically an imperial sweet milk stout. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1449) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour is black with a mostly tight caramel head. Nose is a fair amount of roasted malt. There are mild notes of chocolate and coffee with a fair bit of malt sweetness. Taste is coffee and roasted malt. More chocolate and sweetness than the nose, some vanilla and lots of sweetness in back. The coffee and roast linger through the finish with a nice amount of carb on a moderate body and creamy feel.


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