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Tanilla Porter - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Tanilla PorterTanilla Porter

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 04-20-2011)
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Photo of fox227
4/5  rDev +17.6%

fox227, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of swimnadd
4/5  rDev +17.6%

swimnadd, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

22oz bottle served in a Samuel Smith's becker.

Pours a VERY dark and remarkably ruby tinted clear liquid covers by a medium dense and well-proportioned tan head. The head has very good retention but leaves little lacing. [4.25]

The aroma [2.75] is disappointing. Too much like a sweet liqueur, especially after warming when the alcohol esters are a little too prevalent, a trace of dankness, and the vanilla seems less subtle than desired.

The flavor, in contrast, is rather good. The alcohol remains adequately hidden, there is no unpleasant dankness, and it is not objectionably sweet. The vanilla addition does seem a bit overdone. Plenty of dark malt with a hint of smoke.

M: Creamy smooth; full body; excellent medium-light carbonation.

O: a fine, vanilla-flavored porter.

chinchill, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +24.4%

A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, roasted coffee, vanilla, and some sweet caramel malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some roasted coffee, vanilla, and caramel malts. Through the middle, some more coffee flavor and vanilla with some nuttiness. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee malts with some vanilla, caramel malts, and nutty flavors.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch thick with a sweet and roasty finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice American porter with a good overall balance.

ngeunit1, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of EzraAtom
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

EzraAtom, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of JustinRB
2/5  rDev -41.2%

JustinRB, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of cde1218
4/5  rDev +17.6%

cde1218, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of jesus808
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

jesus808, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Backlash209
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Backlash209, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of oline73
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a dark brown color with some red coming through when light hits the beer. There is a layer of off white color that leaves a very thin ring around the pour.

Smell: Definitely getting some vanilla. There is a slightly sweet malt note along with the vanilla. Overall, not very complex.

Taste: The roasted malt only contributes a little bit. I'm getting some vanilla, just the right amount to compliment the other flavors, but those other flavors are lacking. The finish is slightly roasty and a bit watery.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side of medium with rather large bubbles. The finish is quite dry.

Overall: A very boring beer. The amount of vanilla seemed about right, but I needed more from the malt component.

oline73, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Csnowbrown
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of 12owls
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

12owls, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%

a nice dark brown pour with a generous amount of light tan colored head which quickly dissipated, leaving behind a thick ring around the glass. nice retention, patchy lacing.
smells of figs, dates, plum, chocolate, caramel. the taste is sugary sweet.. almost like a candy bar. caramel, lightly roasted malts, chocolate, sweet fruity/nutty overtones. light body, light carbonation. as far as porters go, this is a great tasting one. unfortunately, the body falls weak in comparison to everything else. still, at a $5 tag price, it's definitely worth a shot if you are on a budget and looking for a great tasting craft beer.

facundoCNB, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of LordVodka
3/5  rDev -11.8%

LordVodka, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

mhaugo, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of scottfrie
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%

22oz bottle into Block15 snifter.

A: Pours a deep coffee brown with a finger and half of frothy light tan head that faded into a thick film that lasted the whole beer through. Great retention. Wispy yet thick lace.
S: Light notes of vanilla, roast, and hazelnuts. Chocolate is light but present, but the hazelnut I pick up really shines.
T: Follows the nose with light notes of roasted nuts, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavors are light overall. Finish has a note or two of cola, and the aftertaste is full of chocolate bitterness and a splash of caramel.
M: The carbonation is very frothy and foams up on my palate. Definitely a bit much, and it takes away from the drinkability. Body is medium and the mouthfeel is foamy, light, and slightly watery in the finish. Mouthfeel really drops off in the finish.
O: Decent flavors but something about it doesn’t sit well with me. The carbonation is way off; maybe I got a bad bottle. Could use a bit more vanilla but I liked the flavors.

scottfrie, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

1429th Review on BA
Bottle to HF pint

No bottle date
Purchased at El Cerrito Liquor

App- Its a cola brown with a deep brown almost black center. Only a small head formed and was gone quickly, not much of cling in glass. Looks appetizing with a darker color like a dessert beer.

Smell- It had all the requisite porter notes. It just didn't have the vanilla like it advertised. It was a bit thin on aromatics. Kinda there with a flat cola nose.

Taste- Very light on the Vanilla with a small porter flavor. Roasty, char, malty and what I would say is cola, quad note. It's good, but could be better.

Mouth- A light/medium body with a light/medium carbonation. Chocolate and vanilla combo. Needs more vanilla.

Drink- tasty but hoping imperial version is better and more vanilla.

FosterJM, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of retreminy
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

retreminy, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of MichelleMC17
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

MichelleMC17, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of pants678
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Brown headed toward black with a beige head. Nothing out of the ordinary for a porter.

Vanilla, little chocolate.

Not exactly what I'd call a polarizing beer, benign in nature. Not getting much more than roasted malt, some vanilla but hard to call that characteristic. Slightly sweet but mostly empty. Seems so negative but it's not an offensive or obnoxious beer. Dark chocolate eventually comes through.

Texture's fine, actually it'd be perfect for a more pungent brew. Crisp but still full-bodied, stains the palette which is great.

pants678, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of dmasuda
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

dmasuda, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%

Review version 2 thanks to getting auto-logged out after 30 minutes, AGAIN. Hope I can remember some of it.

Pours a deep, chestnut brown with red throughout. Latte colored head drops to a thick film that stays forever. no lace, though.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, cardboard, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Really well balanced though weak overall until it warms some.
Taste is toast, malt, coffee, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate. Well balanced. Warming helps here as well. Slight medicinal note in the aftertaste.
Smooth, medium bodied, lightly effervescent. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes before drinking and you will be rewarded.

PorterLambic, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Clear brown colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Coffee and creme soda aroma. Little bit of smoke is in there with the chocolate and vanilla. Vanilla isn't an overpowering force in this one.

Starts out mildly sweet with a hit of chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. Vanilla is definitely in here and this reminds me a bit of a Guinness beer float. Taste a little coffee and a little patent malt.

Mouthfeel is average.

Overall an interesting beer but not a great one. I do not regret giving it a try but I won't buy another now that my curiosity is satisfied.

Zorro, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

vfgccp, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of BrandonCBeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BrandonCBeer, Jul 04, 2012
Tanilla Porter from Knee Deep Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.