Beer: Port Omna American Stout
Brewery: Kane Brewing Company
Style: American Extra Stout (a Dry Irish and Foreign Extra hybrid)
Serving Style: Draft
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: The Old Bay, New Brunswick, NJ
Primary Consumer: Ally
Sight: Opaque, near black/dark cola in color, with some amber edging. 1-inch thick, creamy, mocha head. Nice lacing of tiny, fizzy bubbles.
Scent: Coffee and chocolate; sweet malts; and dried fruit, perhaps figs or apricots.
Flavor: There is a bitter hoppiness alongside notes of sweet coffee and chocolate, even some slight vanilla; but it is the bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.
Feel: Crisp, but smooth. Moderate carbonation. A bit of a dry finish.
Concluding remarks: Kane is one of New Jersey’s newest breweries, hailing from Ocean Township. With their Port Omna Stout, they’ve created their own style: the American Extra Stout, a hybrid of a Dry Irish Stout and a Foreign Extra Stout. The result? A solid, well-balanced brew–bitter but sweet, slightly roasty but with a bit of fruit notes.