Knee Deep Brewing Co. Tanilla Porter
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This is the second brew I’ve tried from Knee Deep Brewing Co. The first was as hoppy as this one is mild, so based on the two extremes, my opinions about the Lincoln, CA brewery are favorable. The Tanilla Porter label lists 6.3% ABV, 30 IBU, and vanilla beans as one of the brewing ingredients. When I opened the bottle I smelled the super faint essence of true vanilla without any sugary sweetness. Stronger than the vanilla scent, though, was the unmistakable porter darkness. Deep and rich like the aroma, the taste was more coffee than vanilla. If it weren’t for the Tahitian vanilla, I’d think that this was on par with Pipeline Porter, available at many grocery stores; so if vanilla is really your thing, seek this out and you may enjoy that extra hint that sets this porter apart.