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Imperial Tanilla Porter - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Imperial Tanilla PorterImperial Tanilla Porter

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very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A 10 % ABV version of Tanilla. Of course we added more hop bitterness to balance the chocolate, expresso and vanilla malt sweetness. Drink at your own risk. This is a big beer, but drinks way too easy.

48 IBU

(Beer added by: 51mmz0rz on 07-25-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Lare453, Monday at 03:35 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Wow! I'm not a huge fan of porters in general but I love this beer. High %ABV with deep sweet & smokey vanilla chocolate and tobacco body that has a smooth finish with just a hint of alcohol burn at the the end. This is the definition of Imperial Porter in my opinion. Knee Deep hit it out of the park with this one...

Hophazzard, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

A: dark translucent brown pour yields a black ale with a few fluffy fingers of fat mocha-colored head

S: vanilla and licorice were dominant for me, from the nose through the finish; undercurrents of roasted dark malt

T: lots of vanilla up front, reminiscent of the vanilla extract that comes in those little brown bottles; slight alcoholic edge to the vanilla flavors; anise and licorice-like flavors complemented the vanilla, but also created a distinct character that had something like flashes of mint? Once acclimated to the initial flavors, enjoyed a more chocolaty finish; other flavors I noted were akin to coffee with milk and sugar.

M: slick and smooth, mild roasty aftertaste, low bitterness; medium-light feel, modest carbonation on the tongue

O: as advertised - fans of porters, especially those with vanilla, should be delighted. You won't notice the abv too much, but as I indicated, some seemed to be present in the vanilla; easy drinking and mellow. Not usually a fan of too many porters, but I liked the high abv and vanilla/anise aspect, and also felt that beer delivered on its promise, so my score may be a higher than a porter purist's.

Greywulfken, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Beautiful, rich pour. I like the slight hop bite ... blends nicely with the sweetness. It feels thick and heavy ... they definitely didn't skimp on the malts! It's probably just me but I don't sense any particular flavor, just an overall taste sensation. I guess perhaps a roasted flavor is everpresent. I was hoping for vanilla/caramel overtones but they appear missing. It's a very good beer ... I need to find the Bourbon Barrel aged version!

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Imperial Tanilla Porter from Knee Deep Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.