What You Need to Know
The Imperial Tanilla is a bigger and stronger variant of Knee Deep’s Tanilla American Porter. This brew has greater hops intensity to balance the chocolate, espresso and vanilla malt sweetness. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The Porter pours an opaque black with no light showing through. It’s topped by an inch-thick cap of dense tan-colored foam that shows fine retention. Patches of residue coat the sides of the glass following the reduction.
The aroma wafts the nose with a scent of smoky roast malt and is backed by a hint of booze.
A taste of coffee and bready malt leads the palate. The finish is bittered with a mild dose of floral hops, earthy woods, and smoky char. Sweet notes of vanilla and dark chocolate appear on the swallow.
Its feel has a light grain with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Finishes dryly with a slight warming sensation.
Its appearance is solid and the aroma is simple but pleasant. The aroma is simple but pleasant. The palate is robust and flavorful. This brew packs a lot of booze but it’s masked fairly well. Imperial Tanilla is an all-around fine Porter.