Tanilla Porter | Knee Deep Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
okay
310 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Tanilla PorterTanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with only grade-A Tahitian vanilla beans, Tanilla carries a smooth chocolate flavor complemented by the delicate intensity of vanilla beans, and a rich aroma of coffee.

Added by Beerandraiderfan on 04-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
310
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
16.62%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 310 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismann65
3.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light brown pour yields 1/6" off white head. Vanilla absent, some coffee like aroma notes present.

Taste was a hodgepodge of adjunct sweeteners, wasn't matched well mouthfeel wise with the base. Brown malt came off too light. Wasn't what I would call a robust porter hearty enough to take on all the adjunct sweeteners.

Expensive in the bomber format.

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Photo of rderedin
2.55/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BillT916
4.11/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark, little foam, hint of sweetness in the smell that doesn't carry over much to the pallet. Hits the tastebuds with more a hint root beer and vanilla

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Photo of fitzy84
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer pours with a dark, black appearance with a light brown, foamy head. Aromas include a hint of vanilla, but it mostly smelled like it had light coffee; good but not strong. Taste, however, improved upon the muted aromas with a great coffee cream taste mixed with malt with a light spice aftertaste. Mouthfeel is generally creamy, but there is some good carbonation to this drink. Overall, I did enjoy this porter, but I wish the aroma was stronger.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boilerwillie
4.17/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I don't drink a ton of porters, but this beer is very tasty in my opinion. I'm a bit surprised it's not getting higher marks.

I'm a big fan of vanilla, so maybe I'm bias, but it's full of flavor, sweet (but not too sweet), and easy to drink. There's something missing in making it a great beer, but overall, a nice porter.

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Photo of JimyJazz
3.32/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of domdomdomdom
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very earthy taste, not your typical porter. Very light compared to most porters I've had. good for easing your way into the more rich and stronger porter style beers

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Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OmahaKF
3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Smell is lactose sweetness, and bittersweet chocolate (somewhat muted smell overall).

Taste is sweet like flavored milk, slightly creamy, with only hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is really thin for a porter. Overall a slightly sweeter than normal porter but nothing super special.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overwhelming Vanilla in this one. If that's the flavour you're after, this is the one.

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwa357
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Dark brown with small foamy head. Immediate vanilla aroma, more in the taste, which also brings some cocoa and roast grain bitterness. Smells sweet, without being overly sugary. Bitterness lingers enough to kill any remnants of the perceived sweetness.

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Photo of kerry4porters
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by someone Friday night, Thanks!
Deep golden color with a small head. Huge vanilla on the nose masks most of the caramel and bready malt underneath. you could use this when baking but nice to sip on.

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Photo of Lare453
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tanilla Porter from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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