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RATINGS: 441   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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerMe03 (2) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
My new favorite beer. Thin for a porter but smoky, mildly sweet, great finish. Drink on tap for best taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arn8897 (55) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours medium to dark brown with light kahki head. Aromas of chocolate coffee nd a little vanilla. Taste is similar with a little smoke thrown in at the end. Mouth feel is a little thin for porters. But a very easy drinking beer especially on tap.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Nice dark brown pour with a small head. Caramel and roasted malt on the nose. Flavor matches, wasn’t really able to pick up any vanilla, but it’s not bad as a porter by itself.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (433) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Very little head and lacing, but delicious rich Brown color. Great aroma, almost more coffee than vanilla. Bitter dark chocolate notes as well. Yummy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (368) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from bottle....pour is almost black with thin creamy head....very sweet on the nose with vanilla and caramel with some nutty notes mixed in...mouth is almost the same but vanilla comes out more.....i liked this one....low rating surprises me...

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlane76 (57) - Albany, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
From the bottle...smooth and creamy flavor...I enjoyed it. It was different, with hints of vanilla

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
I do like this porter. A good roasted flavor with a hint of dark chocolate. Smooth. On the lighter side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Purchased this last winter and just found it in my stash. Dark brown with a touch of red color and a small fizzy tan head. Sweet caramel, vanilla, and a little chocolate aroma. Flavor starts off sweet and slightly chocolaty which is quickly accompanied by roasted malt. Slightly thin, creamy palate with some carbonation. Aftertaste is malty and just slightly dry.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"Very disappointing aroma...little roast and even less vanilla. A little dusty. Look is ok, nice ruby tinged dark brown color. A little thin on the feel, and a little prickly. The flavor is more vanilla and roast, but slightly artificial. The aroma eventually opens but is the same. Let down."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1854) - - AUG 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-2-13- Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a ruby red hue seen shinning through when held up to the light. Upon pouring there is a two finger cream colored head. Over a moderate amount of time the head fades to leave a great amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of sweet caramel and vanilla. Mixed with these smells are some lighter aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and some nut. Taste – The flavor begins with roasted malt and some caramel sweetness. Upfront there is a rather strong vanilla flavor which lasts throughout much of the taste. Flavors of cocoa soon some to the tongue creating a semi-sweet chocolate flavor when combined with the sweet caramel and vanilla flavors. The sweet caramel fades some however toward the end with a coffee flavor becoming more pronounced. In the end a lightly sweetened chocolate vanilla flavored coffee taste is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little on the thinner side with respects to creaminess with the carbonation being on the slightly lower side as well. While the lower carbonation level was very fitting for the porter style and matched the chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavors well, a thicker body would have given the beer a better mouth-coating feel. Overall – A fairly easier drinking porter. While possibly a bit heavy on the vanilla, the beer has a pretty nice sweet, but not too sweet flavor.


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