Knee Deep Brewing Company
Alcohol Content: 6.3%
Every time I go to my favorite wine/beer cellar they're always trying to get me to buy one beer...
And I've had Tanilla a few times at a restaurant, so I know what it's like. But every time I go in to this store, without fail, they try to get me to buy some. I even give in a little and will take a small free couple ounce sample every now and then. Okay, I will always take a free sample.
Well, I finally gave in and bought a bottle from them. They wore me down and it worked.
So now, we dance!
I mean... review. Well, you can dance if you want to, but I'm going to write this review.
Tanilla is a porter from Knee Deep Brewing Company out of Lincoln, California. When you pour it, it looks remarkably like cola, from the color to the carbonation that only forms a meager, short-lasting head. It smells of medium-roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla. Tasting brings about a good bit of vanilla bean, roasty malts, and a bittersweet finish.
Now, this isn't a terrible beer, but with all the hype the guys at the wine cellar give it, I would expect more. Afterall, that's where I typically buy The Abyss. Bottom line, this is a thin, simple vanilla-flavored porter. I've heard they make an Imperial Tanilla which I bet is a helluva lot more badass.
Personally, I prefer my porters with a little more girth.
Drink This: if you want a basic vanilla-flavored porter.
Don't Drink This: if you want a big, burly porter.