MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 To its credit, Snowdrift exceeded by expectations. The roasted malt character is okay, and the color is appealing. Still, it ends up falling short. Carbonation is bothersome, vanilla flavor is underplayed, and the malts offer more bitterness than chocolate sweetness. I probably wouldn’t have this again, but I didn’t have an altogether negative experience with this porter.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of grain and malts combined with some hints of vanilla. Taste is a bit watery, of coffee and caramel notes, I don’t get much vanilla; some bitterness to it. Nice drinkable beer, quite decent.
mmmbeer (1390) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent darkened maroon when held to the outdoor light source. One finger head disappeared as I lit up to a thin ring round the glass. Aroma of bourbon (how the hell did that get in there?), vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, and a hint of maple wood waiting to be put in the fire. Hits the mouth with a medium body, very light considering the style, some vanilla from the start with coffee pairing it at the start, holds up well in the middle, finish does get a little watery. It’ll do for watching my Packers whoop some Cali ass- GO PACK GO!
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at RJs Fort Collins. Still deciding if I should "party" with Dunt. Pours a clear, deep reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Spicy, sweet cereal, vanilla, chocolate aroma. Fairly sweet, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, vanilla, caramel candy, a bit woody/grainy flavor. Drinks pretty fucken good.
soonerdean (1) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
medium bitterness, coffee, black, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body,
JonnyMadison (87) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I expected a beer with much more flavor, especially the vanilla flavor, but this beer was very watery and bland. The color was attractive, but tasted very thin, with some malt flavor, but not much else. Would be fine for easy drinking over the holidays, but not a memorable flavor experience.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. You can’t get mad at your family when they try to please you for the holiday with beers. They don’t know. Pours a cola brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of mild coco puffs and vanilla candle. Flavor is quite sweet mostly focusing on oddly artificial tasting vanilla with hint of bitterness from the dark malt. Mouthfeel is quite watery, somewhat fizzy carbonation. How far we’ve come as beer consumers . . .
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chocolate brown pour. Tainted virgin head pour, not quite white. Thinned quickly but large lacing. Aroma, all faint caramel vanilla chocolate but no coffee. Reminds me of a carbonated swiss miss. Light mouth feel. More malty than coffee, Chocolate, or vanilla.
Matthewc65 (5) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pored, almost no head. Aroma of coffee and malt softened by vanilla. First impression of taste is very watery. Ok after taste. Like drinking a cola with a smooth vanilla coffee aftertaste.
Nsanders (1013) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep red brown with almost no head. Vanilla, very malty, clay, light earthy hop and water. Taste is lightly sweet. Body is watery. Typical Leinies, drinkable but safe.