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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is a robust and velvety addition to Leinenkugel’s seasonal selection. This porter-style beer is aged on real vanilla to reveal rich layers of caramel, coffee and chocolate that is ideal for the season.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6750) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, cocoa, vanilla and coffee
Easy drinking

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (383) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 oz bottle to tulip. Pours black/ruby red, dissipating tan soda head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, vanilla, nutty, brown sugar, raisin. Taste is good blend of above notes. Semi dry bitter finish. Heavy carb. Lots of vanilla bean in finish but overall complex. Wishing for a heavier mouthfeel and bigger head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1284) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Garnet color with a small creamy beige head. Malty nose has notes of vanilla, cocoa and molasses. Flavor has roasted malt and chocolate. Thin bodied, yet flavorful. Finish is a bit watery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KUEric (924) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Smooth tasting, minimal flavor. A hint of vanilla, Some chocolate notes, some caramel, just some malty flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (1264) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Grabbed these after work at the Jewel (only place open selling beer besides the 7-11 and gas station at 10:45 Sunday night). Deep brownish-black pour, off-white head with surprisingly nice retention. Nose is puffed wheat, malt syrup, vanilla extract, Heath Bar. Mouth is kind of watery, malt, toasted bread, cocoa puffs, touch of vanilla. Actually better than I expected. $7.99 for a sixer made this a decent value purchase.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigcat03 (246) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle poured into a nonick pint. Nice dark ruby brown color with a fairly small and quick dissolving tan head. Aroma has a little chocolate, a little roasted malt, and an odd vegetable quality. Initial taste is roasty with a hint of vanilla. Aftertaste is a bit watered down. A decent mouthfeel. Nothing amazing and definitely better porters available in this price range.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (479) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black with a garnet tint. Very mild tasting. Light hints of vanilla. Low carbonation. OK, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1838) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
A solid medium bodied porter that plays up the chocolate and vanilla notes, layers in some lightly roasted dark malts in the swallow, and finishes with a clean caramel malty fade. One of the better Leinies, Snowdrift is robust and flavorful without being too heavy. Aroma is slightly off-putting with some vegetal notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Poured from the twist top bottle. Thin head. Aroma of Carmel, nutty, vanilla. Flavor is the same, the chocolate and vanilla really comes through. Maybe the best leinenkugals beer I’ve had.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5432) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle, ungainly screw-top. Faint nose of portery chocolate, pours light brown with a fizzy tan head. Taste sweet with medium vanilla and light chocolate, closer to cola, really. Fizzy medium body, faint bitterness, lightly sticky. Touch of unclean earthiness, mouthfeel a bit off-putting. Just dump a shot into your Pepsi next time. [2015.12.25: 2.4]


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