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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
After doing the MountainZilla trail run the radio crew stopped in at Chubby’s in Alton and I was pleasantly surprised to find this. I got the last half pint as the keg ran dry. This beer poured quite dark and had a creamy layer. The aroma was vanilla and was pronounced. That was also tasted and later cocoa. This tended to be a sweet beer and the feel was somewhat creamy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown. Not much nose. Very watered down, but I like the vanilla. Other than that not much going on here.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
KY_Beerhead (15) - - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 This is a PINO: Porter In Name Only. I’m a fan of Porters and realize that enjoying a good Porter is an "acquired taste", but what a disappointment. It was only after buying this that I discovered that Leinenkugel is only a front for Miller SAB’s futile attempt to pretend they can be a Craft Brewery. Appearance looked OK, but it went downhill from there. Watery with a Kool Aid aroma. Tastes like something that Robitussin would make if they owned a brewery. Mix up some Milwaukee’s Best with your leftover coffee from this morning. It would be cheaper.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rougeau13 (1940) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Clear dark brown with beige head. Aroma of fruity pebbles, vanilla and roast. Taste is fruity pebbles sweetness with some roasty bitterness. Pretty thin. This is not good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
NIZZLE (1) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
I like it better out of a can dose that make my crazy? One of leinenkygels better beers.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gizmo_ber (150) - - DEC 10, 2013
Not very full bodied for a porter, and the vanilla tastes strong, but artificial. I’d prefer if it was hinted at in a more full body beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark brown-red with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint but I get a hint of vanilla and some chocolate. The flavor has some artificial vanilla notes as well as some toasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
12oz bottle pours a clear dark brown with a fizzy tan head that faded and leaves decent lacing. Smell of roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is medium and watery with light carbonation. This was pretty average for a porter. I like that they used vanilla. The appearance and mouthfeel hurt it. I’d still drink it again though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (1858) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is strong vanilla, roasted malts, light earthy notes, and plums. Flavor is dry malts, some vanilla and dark fruit sweetness, with light ash. Feels thin throughout with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
I didn’t fimd anything especially wrong with this, except that it wasn’t very good. The palate--acceptable for a porter. The flavor--not the most elegant vanilla or porter. The aroma--rather dull. But then, this is a brewery that is aiming for a different of the craft beer market than where I am at. Bottle.


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