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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1011) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
bottle. Poured almost black with a ruby hue and a creamy mocha head. Roasted, dark fruit aroma. Medium oily mouthfeel with tight carbonation. Toasted malt flavour with vanilla and coffee notes and a touch of smoke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
Pours deep brown with almost no carbonation and no head to speak of. Roasty aroma with caramel notes. Coffee and chocolate flavor with vanilla. Would have liked some carbonation, but a pleasing brew nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a very small tan head. Aroma is vanilla and roast. Taste is too much vanilla, some alcohol, sickly sweet dark fruit, and ash.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Nice coffee and toffee nose with strong vanilla character. Dark brown color with reddish tint. Thick foamy light brown head. Lacing was heavy in the glass. Flavors of vanilla, coffee, and toasted malts. Rich, and sugary, strong flavor, but at times it came on too strong, as if it was artificial, but in any case an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5517) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Brown pour with hints of red and off white head. Aroma is light roasted malt and vanilla. Flavor is sweet malt and alot of vanilla. Pretty dominated by a fake vanilla flavor. A tad of a sour finish. Medium body with ok carbonation. A roast malt bitter and a sweet vanilla finish. A beer I could but wouldn’t drink 6 of.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Color is dark brown, not quite black, with little head showing. Mild vanilla and maybe a little chocolate show on the nose. Body is light, too thin for a porter. There’s a hint of some vanilla in the taste and a little nuttiness. Both mild, and not much else going on other than a little candylike sweetness. No much vanilla, not much porter, but the snowdrift is apparent in the near wateriness of the body and flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lrussel (1) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
Love this beer. I don’t normally care for Porters, but this is excellent. Disappointed when it went out of season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1887) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber brown with solid khaki head. Aroma of nuts and vanilla. Taste is rather thin but solid roasted vanilla flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Light carbonation and short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lemke10 (912) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2013
This pours a very dark brown color with a slight head. Some there is a slight robust aroma mixed with sweet malts. The taste is decent but the volume and the vanilla flavor could use some work. It’s a little thinner than I imagined and the vanilla does stand out too much either. A fairly decent dark beer from Leine’s.

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