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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
madmitch76 (16807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
6th January 2015
Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Thanks to Senior Bois. Opaque dark brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mellow dark malts, trace of coffee. There is a dominant flavour on the back end which is burned milk and it’s pretty unpleasant. Finishes semi dry. Seems to be just me that doesn’t like this but that burned milk flavour is making me want to spit this out - bleeurgh!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13012) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours black with a foamy tan head. The aroma holds some coffee, tangy berries, earth and wood. Medium sweet flavor with hints of rubber, burnt caramel, chocolate, tangy dark fruits. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, a little sticky, with dark malts, old wood, leather. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle split at CBC Clerko from an IP trade with JTClockwork, 06/01/15. Light black with a decent tan covering that holds up well. Nose is earthy roast, lactic notes, dark fruit rinds, chocolate, coffee, dark red berry. Taste comprises more lactic strokes, brown sugar, light coffee, earthy, charr, dark fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy cocoa and charr in the close. Ok, just ... Ok.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (9985) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9064) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8950) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet, milk chocolate, cocoa, sweet coffee, lactose, vanilla and coffee cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, sweet, earthy roast, toast, creamy, wood, light alcohol, coffee cake, toffee and light char with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, nice balance and rather quaffable. Not a whole lot to it, but rather tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - 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.


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