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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle.

A- Vanilla ice cream, subtle alcohol, roasted malt.

A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.

T- Vanilla sweet cream, roasty, bakers cocoa.

P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.

O- For having double the vanilla, the vanilla didn’t necessarily come through that much more. Pretty subtle actually.

3.9
BuckeyeBoy (8570) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2016
22oz bottle pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Nose is a nice roast malt some ash smoke and vanilla. Taste is more of the nice roast malt some coffee and chocolate.

3.6
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Similar to the regular Tanilla in that it’s a little disappointing and not very complex. There is coffee and chocolate backing up the vanilla but it just doesn’t mesh into what it seems like it could.

3.5
NikkTwist (3368) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Glossy black pour with khaki foam. Modest show of lace. Strong vanilla bean flavor. Hints of coffee and dark cocoa but mostly a dark roasty vanilla brew back to front. Good for what it is but not very complex. Kudos though for doing a pure vanilla brew and not having it feel like a milkshake.

3.9
tillmac62 (762) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
BOD 12/4/15. Pours pitch black. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Very good nose of chocolate, coffee, light roast and vanilla plus a hint of char.

Medium body that is quite smooth and has creamy hints from time to time on the finish. Quite outstanding carbonation / body balance with an effervescent middle and a nice, but not quite rollicking, prickly finish.

The flavor profile lacks a bit of complexity (due to poor separation) but does cover the 10% ABV so I consider it outstanding. Intensity is adequate while balance is world class. The heavier flavors (coffee, roast) lead then flow to a nice moderate molasses like sweetness in the middle. Here dark, slightly bitter, bakers chocolate emerges against a mild roast and hop bitterness backdrop. Vanilla gains in prominence from the middle through the finish. Quite drinkable but lacks the intensity and separation to really WOW you.

3.5
seehaferb23 (285) - - FEB 3, 2016
Rated by Cannery Row Beer Club. Tasted out of a 1/2 Growler. $9 for a fill. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Alon. Very dark brown to black. Aroma of roast, a bit of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Sweet flavor with nuts, caramel, chocolate, a bit of vanilla, some coffee, and a bitterish finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.7
trapped (3669) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 11, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Opaque dark brown with small foamy tan head, low carbonation, slightly sweet mocha taste, long mocha finish. Quite a smooth and fulfilling brew.

4.4
Benzai (16764) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle [from trade with mista if I’m not mistaken] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque dark brown to black color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, dark malts and vanilla. Taste malts, dark malts, liquorice, firm vanilla, soft sweetness, light bitterness, coffee amd espresso lightly, some chocolate, slightly some hops come through as well. Medium to full body, suitable soft yet sort of medium carbonation. Very nice.

4.1
DutchDrebus (6245) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by benzai. Black colour with a medium to large beige head. Smells vanilla, roasty, chocolate, coffee, nice. Tastes roasty, coffee liquorice, vanilla, chocolate. Could do with a little less liquorice and even more chocolate and vanilla. Full body, soft carbo.


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