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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark ruddy brown with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is chocolate with a hint of smoke, with some vanilla. Med + body. Flavor is chocolate (still with a hint of smoke), smooth burnt malt, vanilla, and maybe something a little herby like anise. Also suggestions of toffee/treacle. Not a hint of the heat. With time it turns a bit astringent. Quite a taste treat, and it seems rather complex to me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Strong Ale 2012. Dark brown colored pour with a khaki head. A fair amount of roasted malt, some vanilla, coffee, and toffee sweetness. A bit metallic, some dark chocolate, and maybe some water. There’s a decent bit of vanilla, some toffee sweetness, and quite a lot of roast. A bit of dark chocolate, metal, and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10102) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, carmel, eartrhiness and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, light vanilla and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bakers cocoa finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9417) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8782) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 Bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla bean. coffee and roasted chocolate malt. Finishes dry vanilla bean and chocolate malt roast. Body a little thin for the ABV. Smooth. Alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8515) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Brown-black pour with a medium tan head and strings of lacing. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, vanilla and milk chocolate. The finish is sweet with a vanilla/chocolate aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
On tap. Pours with a near black hued body with a small tan head. Some minor lacing. Aromas are of vanilla, coffee, mild roast, chocolate, alcohol and a lot of dark fruit esters. Flavors are of coffee, roast, dark fruit, bready, chocolate, mild coffee, licorice, some toasted coconut, dark fruit. Acidic currants dominate a bit. Viscous. Warming. Alcohol really sneaks up. Thinner body for the abv, lower carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Packs a wallop, smells delicious, tastes delicious, a freakin awesome beer right here. Vanilla bean and chocolate to the max.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - 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.


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