IndianaRed (4633) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle clear dark brown black with a few tan bubbles big soot and ashtray roasted was. Some ifntheybwere invent potter flavors . Dry and thinking. Some lingering bitter chocolates BuckeyeBoy (7683) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is big coffee forward roast malts and some chocolate. taste is more of the heavy coffee roast malts rich chocolate. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2016
Hot damn! Morning Bell is one hell of a way to kick off the day. Pour is near-black with cocoa-colored suds. Gorgeous aroma with equally large doses of Sumatra and lactose. It translates beautifully into the flavor. Rich, bold coffee notes with some dark chocolate influence. The milk sugar sweetness cuts the bitterness without dampening any of the bright, fresh roastiness. Hints of vanilla and nuttiness. I’m going to need more from Kane’s Bell series. This is just too good. HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 3, 2016
(Thanks, Ed! "Ed5388")
A- Coffee, subtle floral notes, roasty, slighly bitter, dry cocoa.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Coffee, chocolate, roasty, slightly bitter, very subtle blueberry.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish.
O- What an excellent damn beer this was. The cap was on so tight I broke my opener and thought this better be delicious. It was. Everything was perfectly balanced and a beautiful beer in every way. Hard to find anything wrong with this and I usually am a tough rater. Homer321 (5072) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle thanks to dmac. Nose is moderate coffe with a lot of dark chocolate. Pitch black with medium sized brown head. Taste is coffee forward with a lot of fudge. Really great.
jflopsu (1617) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. A strong coffee and malt aroma. A strong coffee taste with hints of chocolate, dark fruits, grains, and malts. A lingering coffee aftertaste. pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2016
750-ml bottle from brewery, picked up 2/20. Hype train was at 100mph on this so I had to open one. Pours black with hefty tan head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla and ash. Flavor is - umami! This beer coats the tongue and engages every part of it with velvety, chocolatey coffee love. I don’t like milk stouts and porters as a rule, but here is one that doesn’t make me think of spoiled milk at all. This beer probably has the most satisfying mouthfeel of any beer I’ve had - sweet and almost but not quite salty. The hype train has a new passenger. wchesser (2076) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Extra from cpetrone-thanks, Chris! Pours dark black with a translucent brown rim and fast fading coffee crema head. About a year old? I generally like to drink coffee brew fresher, but I lost track of this one. Has held up well though. Nose is freshly ground coffee beans, slight greenness. Taste is old coffee, but not offensive, with a sweet round middle from the lactose and a solid porter base. Tasty, and I’m sure this is amazing fresh. djd07 (14562) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, medium creamy tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, coffee bean, dark chocolate. Thick mouth, bitter roast, cream, sugary malt, lingering bitterness, very nice. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with the faintest of mahogany edges when held to a light source. One finger beige head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting cap. Decent retention with sporadic steaks and spots of soapy lace left behind.
Very inviting aroma with subtle smokey malt and deeply roasted coffee character. Gourmet espresso beans with subtle lactic cream, oatmeal, smoked malt, burnt toast and bitter dark chocolate countered by sweeter dark malt notes. Excellent coffee presence without being overly roasted or acrid smelling. Nicely balanced by bakers chocolate, caramel and toffee. The coffee presence in the nose is ridiculous!
Medium body with a decent blend of slightly smokey roasted malts and sweeter dark malt notes. Coffee flavor is nice but not as prominent or interesting as in the nose. A touch watery which isn’t too surpassing for the style. A touch of smoke with hints of tobacco, oatmeal, dark chocolate and used coffee beans. Lighter roast and unfortunately less intense coffee flavor that I was expecting. Sweeter chocolate malts balancing things out with bakers chocolate, hazelnut, caramel and toffee. I’m disappointed in the coffee flavor but this is still a well balance and easy to drink porter with a well masked ABV.