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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Leinenkugelís Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is a robust and velvety addition to Leinenkugelís 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Snowdrift pours a rich deep pure brown with a thick head of small off white bubbles. Nose is subtle vanilla and just a hint of sweet caramel. Taste is sweet burnt caramel, slight bitters and just a bit of coffee on the finish. Body is very fluid, texture is medium and carbonation is slight. Finish is warming good lingering roasted nut, coffee and slight sweetness. Overall, beer has an interesting flavor profile but could use a bit more depth.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
One of the better offerings from this brewer, which I generally find to be below average. Iíd say this is about average. From a bottle into a port-style glass, itís the color of root beer and has a fizzy head the disappears almost immediately. Slight aroma. Flavor is good, with the vanilla complementing the porter well, though itís a bit thin-bodied and weak for a porter. Slight bitter finish that is not unpleasant. Iíd have this again.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
Dark with red hue. Minimal, dissipating head, no lacing. Malty, slightly chocolate aroma. Clean, crisp and thin--especially for a porter. Pleasant vanilla finish with a dirty, coffee-like aftertaste. Surprisingly good and well-suited for a cold night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Dark black pour with minimal head. Malty aroma with a hint of vanilla and coffee. Thinner porter, vanilla is present but not overpowering. Very drinkable beer that goes well with cold weather. Aptly named.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (2252) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Typical malty porter taste. Aroma is definitely lacking. Thin mouthfeel. Decent beer for the price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3346) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Old Chicago. Pour is clear brown with a small tan head. Vanilla, hazelnuts, spice, light cinnamon, bread, and roast in the aroma. Taste is bready, malty, roasty, light cocoa, vanilla, spice and dark fruits with a light bitter finish. Thin mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad, but I wish it had a thicker mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a black scarlet with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is sweet and of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and malt. Very flavorful with a nice mild finish which is neither too bitter nor too sweet. A well done Porter that can be paired successfully with a variety of red meats or with nuts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle: Brown with a small tan head. Light aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The taste is mostly roast and coffee, but a little vanilla shows up. I like this, it fits the bill and is quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2641) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Not bad. Light vanilla notes mix with the dark chocolate-caramels of the base porter. easy drinking and unremarkable but still nice enough to drink. Dark garnet color, modest head.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4824) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Vanilla and roasted nut aromas. Medium bodied and dry with upfront vanilla turning to crisp nutmeat in the lasting earthy finish.


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