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Imperial Tanilla Porter - Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Imperial Tanilla PorterImperial Tanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 8 | 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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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-04-2014 07:19:56 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle, bottled on date of 02/05/14. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is very nice, the brew smells like vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Not surprisingly, the taste is similar to the aroma. It tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some molasses. Nice mix of both bitter and sweet flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. 10% ABV is well hidden. I think this is a good brew, I wouldn't mind picking up another bottle. $6.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 23:28:57 | More by bluejacket74
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gkoz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-23-2014 18:25:13 | More by gkoz
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DominoDoug

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-22-2014 21:44:26 | More by DominoDoug
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904Will

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-18-2014 20:17:53 | More by 904Will
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JohnF51

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2014 17:29:24 | More by JohnF51
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BierJager89

California

4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a creamy/foamy brown head that quickly fades to a ring.

S: Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt in the nose. Vanilla is not as prominent as I had hoped it would be.

T: Roasty and malty with nice solid vanilla notes, as well as dark chocolate and coffee.

M: Full bodied, creamy and smooth.

O: Really good, if a bit disappointing. I really love vanilla and am always looking for a very vanilla-forward stout or porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:28:37 | More by BierJager89
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Alron

California

4.56/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I gotta tell u guys I'm really loving what they are doing out there at Knee Deep Brewing Co. They put out some unique, flavorful, "tasty beverages".

This Tanilla Imperial Porter is no exception. I got this one super fresh. bottled on 12/30/13.
-Appearance is black with a gorgeous tan 2 finger head.
-The smell actually surprised me... very smokey with plenty of vanilla, espresso and a hint of chocolate.
-The taste is fantastic. Just what I wanted. Coffee, Chocolaty, then the vanilla and smokiness comes through.
-The mouthfeel is great. Lightly carbonated, slightly chewy and at 10% the alcohol percentage is hidden so well.
-Overall, im loving it. Just a fantastic, very flavorful beer. Kudos to Knee Deep on this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 10:15:55 | More by Alron
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-16-2013 07:03:46 | More by zestar
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caverog

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-30-2013 01:01:26 | More by caverog
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-10-2013 23:58:59 | More by Zimm
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

09-17-2013 02:29:07 | More by HopsMatt
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

09-05-2013 16:53:25 | More by bpasquini
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jlisuk

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-29-2013 03:15:25 | More by jlisuk
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-28-2013 21:43:09 | More by GraduatedCashew
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MaseFace

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-23-2013 02:44:44 | More by MaseFace
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johnny29er

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-07-2013 15:39:19 | More by johnny29er
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buzzword

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-03-2013 16:56:23 | More by buzzword
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IPAsStoutsAndPortersOhMy

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-26-2013 20:46:48 | More by IPAsStoutsAndPortersOhMy
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scot959

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-23-2013 03:12:45 | More by scot959
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Hatzilla

California

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a tulip, not sure about bottled date. Imperial Tanilla pours a dark brown/black with 2 inch head and minimal lacing. Aroma is strong vanilla, chocolate and roast coffee. Taste is more vanilla balanced with roast coffee and hops. Mouthfeel is watery with a dry coffee aftertaste. Overall a nice but watery imperial porter. The vanilla is not heavy-handed and the ABV well hidden. Worth a try for those who like the style. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 02:03:45 | More by Hatzilla
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.41/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - For a porter, pours very black with a medium tan one finger head. Good lacing on the glass as well.

S - Charred roasted malt along with sweet vanilla. Dark chocolate and may'be some milk characteristics.

T - Licorice, sadly. Charred roasted malts again. Mild sweetness from the vanilla.

M - Light bodied for an imperial porter. Medium carbonation. The licorice/vanilla flavors can be cloying, IMO.

O - It's an okay rendition. Not great, but not bad. Just in the middle.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 01:05:04 | More by cvm4
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mjohnson17

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into Night Shift Snifter
Drank on 6/6/2013, so I believe this beer is 9+ months old at this point.

A: Pours a super dark mocha color. No head while pouring but after the pour the carbonation rises and creates a healthy finger of fluffy, knaki head.

S: Very nice roast aroma; coffee, a bit of char, some dark chocolate, some sweetness but not sure if that's coming from the vanilla or not, as there's no noticeable vanilla aroma on this after what I believe to be about a 10 month old beer (I think this is Knee Deep's 2nd anniversary beer brewed in July/August 2012)

T: Very smooth for an imperial porter, no alcohol present. Nice roasting, a bit of coffee, but again, a super faint taste of vanilla. A bit of a let down on the vanilla but as to be expected with the age.

M: Very smooth. Again no alcohol, clean mouthfeel a that thinner porter mouthfeel, which I was curious if it would have since this is an Imperial Porter, which is toeing the line on stout. It also leaves a nice dry coffee and dark chocolate roast across the pallet.

O: This is a solid beer. Again being that this is inching close to a year old already it's assumed that the vanilla has faded so I was a bit disappointed to not be able to try the beer in its glory. Still a very good porter, smooth, roasty, toasty, and clean.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 17:03:50 | More by mjohnson17
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Brenden

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Almost black, this pretty big-looking beer grows a light brown head to a solid full finger in height. Good retention is displayed, and the head that remains the whole time leaves sticky lacing in abundant patching.
Hops are actually pretty big in here, coming out in a sort of leafy and herbal way right at the front. Otherwise it's quite roasty.
With the same initial roastiness as there is in the aroma, it's the main note until it's sat for a moment. Left to warm, a bit of char backs off and lets some sweet flavors come out. Vanilla is sort of an afterthought, very much an extract note just into the finish. Coffee is a constant note all the way through.
A creamy feel is all the way through every sip, and crispness is there also. A slightly metallic touch lends itself to the feel as much as any other aspect. It's very slightly drying in the finish as leafy hops continue to linger.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 19:58:35 | More by Brenden
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Had the regular version so when I saw the imperial version, I knew I had to tick it. 22oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a .5 finger light cream colored head with poor retention. Lacing is spotty and sparse but with good stick. Beer is opaque black but rather thin. Average.

Nose is chocolate, lactose, roasted malt, and cocoa. Nicely sweet and creamy. Aromatic too. Pretty good.

Opens roasted malt, liquorice, and chocolate. Lactose sweetness and creaminess in the middle with some fresh dark fruit and more cocoa and chocolate at the end. Finishes sweet candied sugar with a similar aftertaste. Decent.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Thin and filmy in the mouth and aggressive and bubbly going down. Accented finish with a pretty clean aftertaste. A bit too thin for an imperial porter.

A pretty middle-of-the-road beer overall. This isn't a lot different from the regular version. A bit sweet and the body is just way too thin. I wouldn't really revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 02:53:51 | More by SpeedwayJim
Imperial Tanilla Porter from Knee Deep Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.