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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (7692) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12oz bottle with a twist-off cap, thanks to Greg. Best by 2/11/13. Dark clear brown / red color. Thin light brown head. Little loose dots of lace. Sweet taste. Lighter carbonation. Medium body. Kind of a sticky aftertaste. Vanilla extract aroma, caramel, not much portery goodness to back it up. OK, but I’m not a fan of this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
16oz draft 12/18/12 (The Town)-Pours a dark brown/light black with a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. A bit light but still good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2012 12 oz bottle with a 2013 date on the neck. Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown with a small but durable tan head. Good (restrained) level of vanilla, although rather pronounced mid-taste. Excellent, malty/nutty aftertaste. Good sweet/bitter balance. Medium+ body with lively, moderate carbonation. O: This excellent seasonal was a pleasant surprise. Perhaps my favorite Leinie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
pours a clear copper with a small tan head, and some lacing. smell is of wet malt, grain, caramel, and a little cocoa. taste is of vanilla, cocoa, and malt. ends a bit tangy. very average porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1776) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz screwtop bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Expected much worse based on other Leinys but this wasn’t half bad. A bit on the thin side but a nice looking beer and the taste was pretty good. The vanilla was subtle, also had notes of coffee and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5094) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle purchased at Kroger in Gahanna. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with chocolate, caramel and a bit of mustiness. Malty flavor with vanilla and some chocolate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9421) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, burnt and charred grains, and some coffee grounds. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, and lighter roast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1343) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Dark, nearly opaque, brown with a small, tan head. Butterscotch, burnt toast, and syrupy notes. Sweet up front, with roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, sticky, and a little grainy. Overall, this a lackluster porter; not unpleasant, but it lacks complexity and has a weak flavor and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cancerhawk (22) - - DEC 16, 2012
Good aroma, taste is chocolate, coffee, malt. Flavor doesn’t last much, decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma has malt and dark fruit. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. OK, but a little muddled.

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