MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a friend at work. You can really taste the layers of malt they used and the vanilla is just perfect. I really think the ratings are a bit low for this fine porter.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, this one isnít so much a beer as it is a high end vanilla latte. But I for one, can appreciate that- the vanilla bean is strong in this one, and if you pour it into a glass, you can even see the remnants of the actual bean. Super rich layers, a lovely seasonal from Leinenkugels.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown body with a frothy white head. Mild chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and general roastiness. At $5.99/12 on closeout, this is the best value purchase Iíve made in a long time.
trujahwarrior (404) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. Iíd still drink it again though.
skoll (404) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 on tap...Very deep mahogany colored beer when held against the light. Thin beige head. slight Nose of vanilla extract. plesent vanilla flavor with a little bit of the artificial taste that I get in some of the vanilla porters. Some caramel sweetness, milk chocolate, and faint roasted grains, . As is warms there is some burnt caramel corn notes. Not a bad use of vanilla in beer. I really enjoyed this beer on tap more than in the bottle.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Ted Montana in Chicago. Was expecting alot less, have never had to much luck with vanilla porters, but this beer was great! Aroma is faint and missing some body, but very smooth and wonderful vanilla finish.
ADesenberg (391) - Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: pours a dark brown with a tiny tan head. Roasty vanilla chocolate aromas and the flavor is much of the same. Wish there was more of a "bite" to the roastiness, but itís still a decent beer.
johnnyoski (389) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a quickly disappearing tan head. Big vanilla aroma, with tones of chocolate and coffee. The vanilla may not taste natural, but thereís no mistaking its flavor. Slighly bitter, cocoa finish. Creamy texture with average carbonation. A little thin but its a simple recipe that works well for the Winter. Probably my favorite Leiny offering.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I had to spend $14 for a twelve pack just to try this so I hope itís worth it - pours like a coke - aroma of vanilla and yeast - high carbonation detracts from the light vanilla and the roasted malt is pretty far in the back but itís not terrible.. not great and with a little less carbonation it would be better
Ericular (386) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Aroma is roasty with some coffee and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts that are sugary with lots of vanilla. Medium body and carbonation. Not the worst winter beer, and not the best. Decently middle of the road.