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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
on tap-tan-dk brown. A-rich dk malt-coffee. T-rich dk malt-coffee, some earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of decadent coffee, chocolate milk, roast coffee, milk sugar, cappuccino chips and light vanilla. Medium body. So decadent and smooth. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
750mL c&c thanks to Ed5388! Inky pour generates a healthy, beige coffee head. Huge retention. Big lace. Nose is sweeter, some esters, phenols, somewhat chemical with lots of volatiles. Eventually gets some sweet apple. Taste is sweet, lots of grape soda. Palate is chalky, powdery. Finishes a bit lemon acid tart from the coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Jet black color with a medium tan head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with a roasted coffee character and notes of charred malt and dark chocolate. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Growler courtesy of Dave at Paul’s housewarming tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Lots of thick coffee, sweet chocolate. Medium bodied, lots of chewy coffee right away. Sweet, roast, coffee. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
bottled, dark black brown color with khaki foam, aroma is roasty coffee and chocolate, flavor is oreos, coffee and creamer, roasty good finish, very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5934) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Undertaker .. . pours a lowed out brown black .. medium head, low lacing .. . tar, black plums, and ashy berries .. . solid beer, if maybe a bit boring .. . . how can you be so pale? you envy egg shells..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some nice coffee and chocolate notes. The flavor is similar. I get some roasted malt, cream and oat notes in addition to the great chocolate and coffee. Medium carbonation and thick mouthfeel. Really like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Paul’s Housewarming Tasting 2013. Pours a deep, dark brown body with nice tan head and lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, cocoa, delicious coffee roast, lactose and espresso. Mouthfeel is perfect - especially for the porter style, thin-to-medium bodied but not watery, while still displaying great flavors of espresso, milk chocolate, vanilla and a nice earthy roast.

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