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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured one into a pint glass for a proper review. Pours a ruby-tinted cola color. Thin off-white head on top. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, dry grains. Pretty basic scent, but I didnít expect much. Nothing off-putting. Moderate mouthfeel, with some carbonation bite. A little on the thin side, but in no way is this watery or slick. Again, pretty average feel. Good balance of vanilla sweetness, semi-sweet chocolate, and yeasty bread. Mild bitterness. This is an easy one to quaff. I was afraid this would be overpowering in its sweetness, but this was well balanced. A simple beer that was well-made. Iíd have it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottled. Pours dark brown with amber hues. Good sized head. Big vanilla and milk chocolate aroma. Keyword: sweet. Flavor profile matches the nose plus a light roast. Medium body, creamy texture, and a vanilla-malty sweet finish. Honestly, this is just as I expected and Iím quite pleased. Lightly roasted, heavy vanilla-d porter-brown ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours dark mahogany brown with a small brown head. Smells mildly of roast and vanilla. Taste is mild sweetness, hints of roast, and kinda like soda. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Leinenkugelís Snowdrift Vanilla Porter finishes with a cloying sweetness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Brown, dark, and delicious. Leinenkugelís does the dark stuff the best. Itís complex, lots of flavor crystals. The vanilla comes through, but not overwhelming - it layers well on top of the traditional porter. Full-bodied, kind of heavy, but I think itís awesome.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
pours dark brown with tan foam. Aroma of cocoa, milk, vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is lightly roasted, with notes of cocoa and vanilla, caramel. Better than I expected, not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ccex (922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown with small tan head but little lacing. Flavor is initially of roasted malts before the vanilla overpowers anything else that might be present.. 6 oz. of this would have been more enjoyable for me than 12. Body is thin to medium with lively carbonation. I was hoping for more of a porter and less vanilla extract.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevinator (920) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
Average with some flaws. Aroma was very malty with tiny bits of roasted character and vanilla. Typically dark brown color with a sustainable head. Palate was full but left a malty puckering feel that was not all that pleasant, which was not from souring, just imbalance. Flavors were roasted and vanilla with a little nuttiness. The hops presence was minimal with the maltiness being somewhat dominating. Not worth a return visit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (909) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12oz pour - Not altogether bad. Some nice maltiness with, yes, a decent amount of vanilla on the back end. Little cola like, but this exceeded my expectations.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (892) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Dark opaque black, thin tan head; aroma a hint of chocolate; Flava the same plus dry roastiness notes of root beer sweetness; feels a tax light like soda; finishes dry and toasty

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Draught. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla sweetener and roasted malt. Medium body. Taste is overpoweringly sweet, almost like candy.


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