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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Knee Deeps 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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2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
maltman53 (468) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap at the brewery, pours coffee black, tastes like Cherry Coke. Not my style.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1465) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2017
650 Ml Bottle dark cola color that settles black in the glass. thick light tan head. Good body to the head, slowly falls to a thick collar. Big soap like rings on the sides of the glass. Smells like a milkshake. Coffee, vanilla, roasted and burnt grain. Slight burnt tire and earthyness to this. Very solid nose. taste is heavy on the vanilla, soft coffee, earthy grain and malts. Touches of burnt tire. Had on tap before and was a sweet vanilla bomb. More rounded with some time. Still sweet but more rounded. Not as much vanilla when had on tap. Medium bodied. Slightly creamy in the mouth. Little hints of booze but harder to drink due to the vanilla sweetness. Still pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4974) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Black beer. Tastes like cocoa and milk chocolate with a little sharpness from the roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1325) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Poured from bottle thanks Adrien deep cola with a nice mocha head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate vanilla and coffee. Taste is smooth and creamy notes of vanilla and chocolate abv well hidden. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6689) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2016
650 ml bottle without any kind of date coding. Full fluffy tan head on a pitch black liquid, great retention. Aroma is mild chocolate, roast grain, vanilla bean.

Flavor is moderate roasted malt, decent chocolate nuance with a lingering vanilla finish. Body is medium plus with a creamy texture and mouthfeel. 10% ABV is hidden completely. Nice Impy Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1527) - New York, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black creamy tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, bit of vanilla. I dont get much of it, but Im sure its in there more than Im getting. May be congested, messing with nose and so flavor. Super creamy body and full. Best aspect of this beer. Medium bitterness coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MetalNHopHead (1696) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark beers with vanilla tend to showcase it in a way that shows off the raw spicy side of vanilla or the hedonistic sweet side. Imperial Tanilla hits it right in the middle. You can definitely detect some in the aroma along with cocoa and mild coffee notes (which makes for a nice brownie-like nose). This beer has velvety rich feel but only a partially sweet flavor. I do have a sweet tooth and would like a little more vanilla, but this beers balance is perfect in a technical sense. Nothing gets overshadowed or is given the chance to overstay its welcome. Its classy stuff for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1880) - Kearney, 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 didnt necessarily come through that much more. Pretty subtle actually.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6772) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (3046) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Similar to the regular Tanilla in that its a little disappointing and not very complex. There is coffee and chocolate backing up the vanilla but it just doesnt mesh into what it seems like it could.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2947) - 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.


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