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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Knee Deep’s 2 year Anniversary brew. The Imperial Tanilla was brewed with twice as many vanilla beans as its brother (Tanilla), which compliments this wonderfully balanced, yet full bodied brew with chocolate, vanilla and espresso flavors.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a deep clear amber body supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up toasty toffee and caramel as well as some dark roasted malts and more toffee into the end of the draw. The taste is similar with dark roasted maltiness, toasty almost burnt toffee and then a thick layer of yum. I get an additional note of caramel like sweetness joining in into the finish. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Super dark brown pour, light brown head. Vanilla up front and vanilla in the finish. In between I get lots of roast, chocolate and some coffee. Way better than the regular version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
Brown pour, tan head. Chocolate and roast. A little booze and roast. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1097) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
Dark brown with light head and very heavy lacing-unexpected given the ABV. Some dry vanilla and light coffee and caramel and roasted malt on the nose. Very solid porter base that is very even handed on the vanilla playing to the earthier drier profile than the cloying and sweet. Very good porter. Would be a go too if it was distributed where I live.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (669) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2013
22oz bottle. Dark pour with tan head. The nose is caramel, toffee with coffee and chocolates in the background. Flavors of semi sweet chocolate milk with coffee in it. The vanilla is inconspicuous. The beer lacks the hop balance I would prefer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dwalsh1542 (24) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Fresh bottle. Nose of strong roasted coffee. Pours dark brown, medium head that fades quickly. Nice lacing on The glass. Flavor town! Big boozy flavor in your mouth. Don’t get much vanilla until the aftertaste. l

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a black color with a tan head. Strong of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor isn’t as strong as the 10% suggests. Strong flavor of the roasted malts and coffee with some chocolate. Not much warming on it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Galleyboy37 (15) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
It has a flat, almost sour malty nose, and a deep, dark chocolate color. Fairly smooth, almost thin mouthfeel. The vanilla is very subtle, barely noticeable, which is not necessarily a good thing. I cannot even get a note off the bourbon barrels. I had high expectations for this, somewhat disappointed in its simplicity, although it is a nice offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhunter151 (515) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Coffee taste with a hint of vanilla on the finish. Hides the alcohol well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a very dark brown color with an espresso head that holds on for a little bit before receding. Mostly a Starbuckian roast note in the aroma. The taste is coffee with a swirl of chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Sure doesn’t taste like 10%.


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