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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 couldnít 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
keanex (1639) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2013
On tap at Unoís Maple Shade.
Appearance: Black body, creamy tan head.
Aroma: Coffee and syrupy chocolate.
Taste: Coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: One of the best porters Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
dark brown almost opaque with thin dark tan head; aroma of coffee and hints of chocolate; Flava is rich coffee and more chocolate than in the aroma also notes of roasted/smoked malt; finishes dry and slightly tangy very complex

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chalsk (1097) - 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. Itís Founders Breakfast Stout somehow done better. Kudos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5695) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
[Tap @ dmacís] Nearly opaque black with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of coffee, roasted malts, lactose, cocoa, and a sweeter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11786) - , 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (727) - - APR 10, 2015
Thanks again to Dave for picking this up for me from Kane. Appearance is dark black, thick consistency, with a medium beige head. Bigger bubbles stick at the sides if the glass, nice lacing in the middle. Aroma is all coffee, roasted beans, espresso like quality. Taste is also mostly coffee, and good coffee. Iíll have to arrange to check out Rook in the near future. Feel is light compared to how it looks. Light carbonation. Would go well with breakfast. Only knock is that strong coffee dominates the palate, not leaving much room for any other beer-like tastes and smells. ??

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1468) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours black with a one finger tan head with decent lacing. Aroma is of coffee, dark coco, burnt caramel, roasted malts, and some light vanilla. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi sweet, medium long finish. Overall,a pretty tasty imperial porter that tastes a lot like founders breakfast stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is milk chocolate, roast, fresh coffee beans. Taste is sweet with coffee bitters mixed in for good measure. Smooth and creamy. Excellent. Plus it reminded me of Radioheadís song....Morning Bellís last lines: The lights are on but nobodyís home Everybody wants to be a Everyone wants to be a friend Nobody wants to be a slave Walking walking walking walking...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Had this on tap at my favorite spot in the world, Watermark in Asbury Park. The taps are out of sight behind the bar so by the time it was served the head was virtually nonexistent but there was a slight lacing left around the perimeter that was a light espresso color. The smell was nice and sweet with a huge coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste mirrored the aroma with some nice acidity on the finish to curb the sweetness of the malt. That acidity also complemented the texture on the palate, making this an exceptionally smooth brew. IMO this brew blows the doors of Ballast Pointís Victory of the Seas which is a very similar imperial coffee porter. Well done Kane. I canít wait to see your young brewery grow into one of the heavy hitters of the craft beer industry. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3002) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours unclear dark coffee in color with a darker tan head. Flavor starts with roasted malts and then a huge wallop of coffee and dark chocolate to the dome, so rich and delicious the body develops in your mouth. Aroma is faint.

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