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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft. Poured clear, medium-deep brown with a reddish tint to it. The aroma picked up heavy vanilla bean paired with lightly-smoked black malt.. sweet overall. The flavor found sweet vanilla bean and roasty black malts at the core, with bitter coffee and smoky roast around.. higher, fairly sharp acidity at times.. finished with prickly carbonation amplifying sharp-ish roast. Light-medium bodied with sharp carbonation on the palate.. I was expecting a little smoother and creamier, but it was alright.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Medium-dark brown with an average tan head. Very fake vanilla aroma and flavour, some nice roast undertones, but the fake vanilla kind of killed this for me. On the thin side too.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12oz bottle with a twist-off cap, thanks to Greg. Best by 2/11/13. Dark clear brown / red color. Thin light brown head. Little loose dots of lace. Sweet taste. Lighter carbonation. Medium body. Kind of a sticky aftertaste. Vanilla extract aroma, caramel, not much portery goodness to back it up. OK, but Iím not a fan of this

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small beige head. Artificial vanilla aroma. A hint of roast and chocolate. Pretty thin on the palate. Just okay, but drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle:   Deep ruby, thin sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Soft roasted nose, faint vanilla.   Toasted malts on the tongue, dusty/earthy vanilla follows.   Thankfully not as strong as others, but the vanilla does linger from start to finish, as I suppose it should.   Not as roasty as I would like for a porter.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Toasted malt finish, vanilla notes but not bright.   Not a big porter, malty nor hoppy, with a vanilla that does seem somewhat artificial.   Not bad I suppose, but nothing I would reach for again.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin slightly off white/tan head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, slightly artificial but not bad, some slight roast, coffee, caramel, hints of cocoa powder as well. Taste is very straightforward, vanilla notes mix right into coffee, chocolate, and finishing with some roasted malts, slightly bitter. While its straightforward, I actually like this style of beer, so it worked for me. A bit thin on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel candies, lightly roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. Very vanilla forward. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Dark brown pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring. Vanilla and alcohol in the aroma with touches of chocolate and roast. Roast and chocolate hits strong with lingering sweet vanilla. Good flavors, but lacking body and depth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
on tap, dark brown with creamy tan head, aroma of chocolate and vanilla, flavor is similar albeit a little soft as expected , but decent smooth beer

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - 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."


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