coyforce (612) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tasty Porter. Pour is black with no head. Delicious flavor of light roasted malt.
Palidor19 (2973) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Only a mild rep to what a Xmas porter should taste like. Mild malts with a bland finish. Slight bits of vanilla and wood are in a secondary taste
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Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light caramel with a slight floral scent. Alcohol smell present.
Dark reddish brown, but clear pour with minimal head that disappeared quickly.
A medium body, lightly bitter. Soft carbonation.
I can’t taste the vanilla but overall a nice flavoured beer.
jkwood04 (4041) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in a shaker. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of light dark malts, light chocolate, vanilla, and dough. Flavor the same, like a watered down porter. Average texture. Not great.
stevoj (2257) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Vanilla in the aroma doesn’t mix as well as it does in the taste. Sweetness at first made me think of a baltic porter, but roast grains( and bitterness) are present under the vanilla. Slight bitterness on the palate, and overall mouthfeel is just a touch on the watery side. Otherwise, better than I expected.
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark color and average head. Vanilla is not overly sweet some Carmel sand toasted hints.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, floral hops. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. Average off-white head. Flavor is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery with average carbonation. Overall an average porter which is better than what I expected.
o_Merlin_o (180) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Couldn't see the color, as it went straight from the bottle to my gullet. Definite aroma of vanilla beans and caramel. Quite aqueous taste which doesn't match the expected aroma. Would have expected it to have more body - like an imperial stout.
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bigtaster (559) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle in a pint glass. Pours dark grown with two finger head. Nose is roasted barley and vanilla. Body is medium to light for a porter. Taste is sweet with a little too much vanilla for my taste, not as balanced as I would like. One dimensional beer.
jbuskirk (456) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 To its credit, Snowdrift exceeded by expectations. The roasted malt character is okay, and the color is appealing. Still, it ends up falling short. Carbonation is bothersome, vanilla flavor is underplayed, and the malts offer more bitterness than chocolate sweetness. I probably wouldn’t have this again, but I didn’t have an altogether negative experience with this porter.