Brewery: Knee Deep Brewing Company
Style: American Imperial Porter
Other Notes: 48 IBUs. Imperial Porter brewed with vanilla beans
Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Porter brewed with vanilla beans, which compliments this wonderfully balanced yet full-bodied brew with aromas of chocolate, vanilla and espresso.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4
Intro: A 12 fl. oz. can with no canned on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A deep dark brown colour with a nice two finger beige to light tanned head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Light roast, coke, chocolate and light smoke.
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, light herbal and light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Moderately creamy, medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: This was ok. The roastiness, chocolate and coffee base was good, but the herbal and bitterness didn’t do anything for me. I was also hoping for the vanilla to really come through, whereas I pretty much did not get any in the end.