hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/8/12 bomber from papago.
dark importer brown color approaching black with a creamy cappuccino head.
big floral and estery nose... along with roast are the only notes i get until it hits about 70 degrees....after, fermented vanilla, umami, lactose, butterscotch and molasses.
the flavor shows about the same thing but with some banana and a mild bitterness on the finish. this really doesn’t taste like anything i would expect....no real oily vanilla, no choco, no coffee...odd.
the texture is nice however... big and creamy but controlled enough to finish. 5/4/5/4/13
nathan30533 (774) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one really has the coffee and espresso making it. Almost smokey but I’ve learned its the espresso making it smokey.
alexsdad06 (6307) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, quite a bit of vanilla, light coffee. Smells and tastes pretty good, but a touch thin. I like this, but it doesn’t compare to their hoppy beers.
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, and some coffee. Very good. Liked the balance.
madchemist83 (120) - USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweetness in the aroma, roasty coffee notes. Dark brown with a thick tan head that dissipates pretty fast. Little sweet vanilla like taste with roasty alcohol forward finish. A bit more vanilla please. Very smooth otherwise.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Knee Deep has a good reputation, so I was surprised at how lacking this beer was, I think the grain bill needed to be stepped up to compensate the amount of vanilla, the body was thin and watery like vanilla extract, taste is okay very light roast, hints of vanilla nothing astounding.
AWISLguy (1529) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from waterboy, cellar aged 2 months, and served at cellar temperature, thanks Ric! Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nice streaky lacing. Aroma has caramel, light roast, molasses and some vanilla. Taste is of sweet caramel, brown sugar, some molasses and sweet vanilla. Perhaps some gingerbread with certainly some spice. Medium to full bodied, with a slight alcohol presence. Finishes more balanced between sweet and bitter than expected. Tangy spice. Light ginger. This is a very interesting take on a strong porter. Would be curious for the standard tanilla. 14.2
fitwitchik (375) - USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass dark brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma is cocoa coffee.
Flavor is ever so slight vanilla-wish it were more. Cocoa. Espresso (sorta)
Balance is good. Thin but then it is a porter. Drinkable.
Homer321 (2377) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Nose is vanilla and cocoa. Light sweetness. Pour is pitch black, light brown head. Taste is chocolate with some light vanilla notes. No alcohol noted, very smooth.
tgncc (2957) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is roast, vanilla, oat, chocolate. The appearance is deep black, tan head. The flavor is vanilla bean, roast, cocoa, oat, chalk. The finish is roast, light pine. Medium in body. Nice.
slowrunner77 (6289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Pretty much takes all the goodness that is Tanilla and amplifies it without losing any of the nuances (which is a neat trick). A bigger, bolder Tanilla that stands out as a dessert beer, stand-alone or w/beef."