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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Re-rate for the bottled version. I like this a lot more. Black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolatey and roasty. Taste is heavy on the coffee (and Rook is the absolute best btw) but also very sweet and lactic. Palate is smooth with a little carb. This beer is way more impressive bottled, although I’m thinking my original draft tasting wasn’t well maintained.


4.3
thepatrickman (1347) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2017
There’s a very real risk that this is unrateable, because it tastes so much like coffee. After drinking a bottle, I definitely felt like I’d had a fair amount of beer, but the whole time I only tasted fresh roasted coffee. The lactose only adds to the impression, giving a bit of balancing sweetness and body.

4.2
BackusWackus (38) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Rating my last beer at the shep. The aroma is amazing, it makes you wonder "where are my waffles?" as you sniff the heavenly smell of coffee. Well my friend, there are not waffles here - just amazing beer and the sound of a cocktail shaker. Kane has hit it out of the park and into a draft glass with this one. Amazing coffee flavor that will last you until your case of the Mondays. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Heavy roast, gritty burnt coffee, drip coffee, burnt bread, ash, and some sweetness.

2.8
thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2016
(750ml bottle) espresso brown, fine tan bubbles. Nose of old coffee, umami, lactose, copper, briny. Taste of umami, old coffee grounds, very roasty, no real hint of much else as the roast overpowers, medium thick body, old burnt coffee linger.

4.1
TheJvd (1291) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2016
From bottle at Camping Ratebeer ’15. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has roast, some coffee, chocolate and dark chocolat.e Taste has coffee, roast, some dark chocolate and is quite dry. Full body, soft carbo.

3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2016
750, capped. Wow, N--thank you! What an awesome treat. Pours an opaque matte black with a dense and creamy tan head that fades. Big coffee nose, very intensely roasty coffee aromatics. Creamy thick body with moderate carb. Coffee predominates throughout the mid palate without a doubt. Earthy, leathery notes in the background. Long earthy coffee finish.

3.7
Johnsense (1671) - - AUG 7, 2016
Black pour, smaller head, medium body with decent lacing. Huge spent coffee grain aroma, fairly bitter. Coffee is a bit more muted in the taste, fresh ground beans, milk, wood, sweet malt. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
very coffee aroma and lots of coffee in finish. good milk (whey) character.

4
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Great easy drinking stout, full flavor and body while still maintaining a refreshing quality

3.9
jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Deep dark brown color with a thin brown cap. Nose is roasty, mildly sweet. Rich espresso in the nose and into the taste... A big ole milk stout/Porter. Sweet and roasty, a little ash. Great coffee flavor.


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