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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (783) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and vanilla. Tastes of roasted malts, slight coffee, faint chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation, very good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garrison (775) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Alright, this dark brown beer with a heavy vanilla-esque flavors to add to itís chocolaely porter presence is good, although it is somewhat lacking in lasting body. Still, I liked it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (769) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Dark brown pour. Coffee and burnt malt smell. Charcoal taste. Very rugged roast character. Ok

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ExpendableHero (755) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Cola looking beer with a white head. Weak aromas of roasted coffee. Tastes of watery coffee, some dark chocolate, cola, and very little vanilla if any. Finish is bittersweet coffee That is pretty much it, a bit one dimensional. Unoffensive, but quite bland. I wouldnít really recommend this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbuzz (753) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Nice dark color and average head. Vanilla is not overly sweet some Carmel sand toasted hints.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/15/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark red color. This one definitely isnít perfectly opaque by any means. The head is a one finger light mocha shade that fades quickly to a thin collar around the ring of the glass. Lacing is minimal. S: Unimpressive. Slight vanilla-esque cream soda notes and a bit of hazelnut...and thatís it. T: Again, tons of vanilla and cream soda seem to dominate (inasmuch as itís the strongest flavor note), while the only hint of this being a dark beer is slight hazelnut on the back end. I can tell after the first sip the sweetness will really wear on me hard. But the worst part? The sweetness gradually shifts into a chemical sensation thatís kind of unpleasant. M: This features honest-to-God sugar burn, caused by the huge lingering sweetness and syrupy finish. Even worse is the intense carbonation, which creates an even harsher mouthfeel. O: Even as a dessert beer, Iíd call this one a mild failure. As a porter, itís more or less a total failure. The only thing it really has going for it is drinkability - if only to get the chemical aftertaste off of the palate as soon as possible. No regrets getting a single bottle (a tick is a tick, damnit), but I donít need to ever have this again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (731) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a tan head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of grain and malts combined with some hints of vanilla. Taste is a bit watery, of coffee and caramel notes, I donít get much vanilla; some bitterness to it. Nice drinkable beer, quite decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
From notes: Poured clear nut brown with a 1-finger light tan head. Aroma of nutty malt with some vanilla behind it that quickly takes over. Body is medium, and a touch watery, with a mild astringent tingle in the finish. Flavor is nutty, maybe touches of leather and butter. The vanilla is underneath, and lingers in the back.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
geologyguy (694) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Cant smell in glass..too diffuse..taste is smooth and medium strong like creme brule stout.... (great)! Quite nice light vanilla

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (665) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Vanilla aroma with some chocolate malt in the background. Taste follows suit, but mostly vanilla. Watery palate as usual with Leinenkugelís. Actually was a little better than I expected overall, though. Easy and pleasant enough to drink.


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