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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (586) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours thin but opaque black. The aroma is dominated by coffee with some nice bready chocolate base. On the palate, the coffee almost tastes like stale, burned coffee that's been left on the warmer for about 18 hours but somehow it's decently well balanced. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (678) - 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 (1201) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5346) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (5999) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2013
750 ml bottle thanks to Ed. Slight lactose body and taste. Big coffee nose. Chocolate. Nice body. Really well done for a porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Traded bottle. Fairly normal looking porter pour. The brown head dissipates quickly. Nice aroma that starts with ground coffee and then finishes with an almost cherry-like fruitiness. Flavor is definitely big coffee with a hint of milk chocolate. There is also some musty, earthiness at points. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5025) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....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..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a Solemn Oath snifter. Thanks to xnicknj for the beer! A: Pours a dark black color with a brownish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick, frothy ring that leave some sticky lace down the glass. S: The lactose comes through with the roasted malts and fresh coffee grounds rounding it out. Candy bar cookie crust as well. T: Lactose sweetness with a little milk dud bite to it. Some nougat and big coffee grounds. Bordering on espresso-like with some nice roasted malts. M: Medium bodied with a little slickness to the mouthfeel. Medium carbonation with a nice drinkability. O: Not the biggest fan of lactose, but the coffee notes overpower those and the roast provides a nice balance it all. The BA version is next on my wants list. Serving type: bottle 08-09-2013

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2662) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle shared at Paul’s. The aroma is sweet chocolate, roasty, coffee. The appearance is deep black, almost no head. The flavor is just like the aroma. Medium in body. roasty in the finish. Good overall.


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