Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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. Thereís 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.
lrussel (1) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this beer. I donít normally care for Porters, but this is excellent. Disappointed when it went out of season.
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with solid khaki head. Aroma of nuts and vanilla. Taste is rather thin but solid roasted vanilla flavor
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Lemke10 (964) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Itís a little thinner than I imagined and the vanilla does stand out too much either. A fairly decent dark beer from Leineís.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Would never buy, but someone had a variety pack so i said why not, we were ice fishing and there was no other beer. I dont know much about the flavor of vanilla, honestly the beer was too cold. but the color was really nice, the smell was sweet and malty. The flavor was pretty mild with sweet malt the predominating flavor, not very porter-y but i dont know the style that well anyway. not what I was expecting, but pleasant. wont have it again, but its fine.
MarkSachon (904) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a friend at work. You can really taste the layers of malt they used and the vanilla is just perfect. I really think the ratings are a bit low for this fine porter.
vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was a surprise. Leinenkuegel can surprise you sometimes. Although not as rich as many porters, this one is easy to drink and tastes great. If you like vanilla, itís a winner. Itís very smooth and sweet.
Cousin_Larry (873) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Smooth, delicious brew. Pours black with a smallish head. The vanilla flavor counters any bitterness, and it has a nice finish with hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor improves as beer warms.
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A really good creamy vanilla porter that has the right ratio of vanilla and char. It has a great mouth feel that isnít too syrupy.