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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chicago_John (7) - - DEC 25, 2014 does not count
Not normally a porter drinker, prefer stouts. However, this one was smooth, sure it was a tad sweet, However, I welcome the unique change of pace. Clearly this is a home run.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IndianaRed (3859) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle pours a clear dark brown with a thin light tan head. Light sweet dark malt aroma. Leather and damp earth with some caramel and wet brown paper. Flavors are a sweet faded tootsie roll. A little coffee at the end, and shot a dozen IBUs or so. Lacking some of the needed bite at the end. A bit disappointing, but I suppose easy drinking fof folks that think they like "dark beers"

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
astanford (36) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
vanilla, chocolate, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a mahogany to deep ruby red body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sweetness in the form of malts and vague vanilla as well as some earthy chocolate. The taste starts with malts and chocolate and then mild roasted malts and sweet malts. It gets a tad roastier to midway amid plenty of thin bodied sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyLu (2) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark reddish brown, with a figure sized head the the recedes quick. Lacing is poor. Aroma is mild but you can definitely smell the vanilla in it. Taste of mostly of vanilla but there is small notes of vanilla and cocoa in there as well. After taste is you guess it vanilla. While mouth feel is medium and itís carbonation is on the lower side. Overall simple but decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (1447) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
bottled - has a nice sweet aroma and flavor. you can taste the vanilla in there too. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCori (1) - - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Iím not normally a Porter Dark drinker, but I especially liked this one. Vanilla aroma and a bit sweet and to my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours from a bottle a dark, nearly opaque reddish-brown. Caramel, oak, & vanilla dominate the aroma and flavor, but a little overly sweet. An okay porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
dark brown to black in color with a very thin off-white head. aroma is primarily bread dough. Flavor is vanilla, bread dough, nuts, and more vanilla on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (91) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2014
This time of year, this is the type of beer I am looking for. I had it on tap and wish I could have had it with dessert instead of a steak, but it was still good. Smooth with a noticeable sweetness it is fairly roasty but not too interesting. This is about the only Leine I even consider buying.

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