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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Typical malty porter taste. Aroma is definitely lacking. Thin mouthfeel. Decent beer for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3373) - Meridian, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2751) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5452) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Live this beer. Very tasty. Drinks like candy. Cocoa, vanilla smooth. Only wish it was higher alcohol. Near perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 30, 2012
Dark brown pour with some cherry on the side of the glass. Medium tan head with mild lacing. Malty aroma. Chocolate and coffee coming through the most. Relatively light mouthfeel for a porter. Flavor starts off with vanilla. Nutty chocolate and coffee. Finishes with peanut flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1857) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Tasted from bottle into a nonic pint glass. It poured a very dark brown color, red around the edges, with thick beige foam and some lace. Typical aromas and flavors of porter: grain, bread, toast, nuts, caramel, roasted barley, faint citrusy hops, plus LOADS of real vanilla. Just the right amount of body and residual sweetness, moderate carbonation, lingering fruity aftertaste. The vanilla is prominent, too novel for a classic example of porter, but a nicely-done treat. It seems to me this is what A&W Root Beer tries to taste like. After finishing the 6-pack, I went back and bought a 12-pack, which is a pretty strong recommendation. I think this beer receives unfairly low ratings; I’d bet money if didn’t have a twist-off cap and SAB/Miller distribution, beer nerds would think more highly of it. This is the sort of experimentation microbreweries are praised for and megabreweries are punished for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
I had higher hopes for this to be honest. It has some slight chocolate, vanilla, and malty taste, but retains absolutely no head at all. Would rather Yuengling Porter or Dundee Porter anyday.

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