Blairgus (3886) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26 Dec 2013, bottle. black with thick foamy head. nose is roasted malt and perhaps lightly toasted vanilla. thin, creamy body, perhaps slightly syrupy, and lightly fizzy. much more vanilla in the flavor, like a vanilla latte, some dark chocolate in the finish. sweet up front, slightly bitter at the end. decent all around.
beeratarian (202) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Aromas of tobacco and toasty malt. Taste is thin but tolerable. Flavor is a little chocolate, a little tobacco. Slightly thin for the style but drinkable for the brewer.
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple beer. Highly Drinkable. For a more mainstream beer Leinenkugels has a great seasonal selection.
Pours a slightly transparent black with heavy heavy heavy vanilla (delicious) but not overly sweet. Notes of chocolate and caramel.
Iíd classify this more of a dark lager than a Porter with its low gravity (lacks thickness/viscosity) but nonetheless delicious. Especially for the price. Great to share with beer geeks or the occasional beer drinker.
Ron (3394) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small tan head. It has a pleasant aroma dominated by the roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with chocolate and vanilla notes. Itís like a good Vanilla Porter that has been watered down a bit.
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours mahogany with nice tan head. Malty aroma with flavors of dark, but not overly sweet fruits, lightly toasted malts, and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Decent winter ale, light on the palate and very smooth.
Dal9000 (437) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark chocolate with a thick dark foam. Initial taste of cocoa with a mild vanilla middle taste. Very light for a vanilla porter with a smooth finish
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SPDickerman (1108) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark mahogany brown with a small brown head. Smells mildly of roast and vanilla. Taste is mild sweetness, hints of roast, and kinda like soda. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Leinenkugelís Snowdrift Vanilla Porter finishes with a cloying sweetness.
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Slightly spicy watery and bland porter with a touch of vanilla. Very light mouthfeel. Not offensive but forgettable.
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes this beer is big on vanilla and short on hops. However, it works for me. Nice dark pour with an off white head. Is p ethos a bit sweet, which is mostly what people complain about. This is a seasonal beer, and I look forward to it every winter. A good porter.
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet flavor. Vanilla stands out really well but is a little over powering. Doesnít drink like a porter more like a lighter beer yet rather refreshing.