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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Draft at Dickís Last resort, Chicago. Opaque, brownish black, with a thin head. The head manages a bit of light brown like a stout. Some vanilla definitely works into the nose, with a sweet malty backing. Surprisingly rich vanilla taste with a sweet chocolate malt, too, almost like a Yoo Hoo. A good rich seasonal that I would recommend just for its easy availability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Had on tap. I really like the vanilla aromas and aftertaste. Feels like this should be a bit "darker" but itís still good. One of the better winter seasonals in the upper midwest area

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2731) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear dark brown with a thin tan head and spotty lacing in the glass, the aroma is sweet but nothing really stands out from it, the flavor has a sweet front end with I suppose is vanilla with a little bit of chocolate and roast in the finish, thin mouthfeel, not bad for what I consider a macro brew but nothing I would buy on a regular basis.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1693) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Finger of tan head, low retention. Dark brown body. Smells of vanilla and roasted malt. Initial light taste of sweetness, then chocolate and finally vanilla to end. Thin body, low carbonation. A fair porter. A fuller body would help and itís a bit sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Simple flavor. Not very complex and not a very true porter. Its drinkable and offers decent flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinner with my family, straight from the bottle. I didnít take tasting notes for this one, but remember it being pretty decent. Iím typically not a big fan of the beers from this brewery, but this one was pretty smooth with decadent vanilla notes and light chocolate. Would definitely have this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lepke (6) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
I think for the price and in comparison to the quality of other their other products it was a surprisingly decent beer. It has a nice flavor with hints of spices that you would hope to find in a Winter seasonal. It perhaps isnít as thick as some Winter beers, but itís Leinenkugelís. They make a good but cheap product (which is not to say this is a bad thing. This is theirs and many other breweries niche). I highly recommend at least giving this a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with just a hint of vanilla. Taste is slightly bitter chocolate with some roast and carmel notes and some light vanilla. Finishes somewhat sweet and dry. Not a terribly heavy or complex porter, but not a terrible brew either. Quite easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4631) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Dark brown color with a whispy head. Aroma of vanilla bean. Slightly bitter chocolate flavor. Light vanilla. Not really sweet or bitter, but maybe a bit astringent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. A one dimensional brew that reminded me of Altwaterís Vanilla Porter. Just a lot of vanilla and not much else. Sickeningly sweet.

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