GMurani (11) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a solid black. Not much aroma. A nice lacing of head on the top of the glass, and has nice retention. The taste is full of vanilla, especially when served at a warmer temperature. This beer is very flavorful compared to other Leinenkugel's brews.
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cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I would like yo come back to this after trying more porters. This was my first one. Now i like lot of what leinenkugals has for a beer line up. Though i donít see that their widely available beer is anything to right home about. And maybe thatís how this porter is. It is drinkable. That being small drinks at a time. Strong notes of roasted coffee a zing of vanilla with a touch of dark chocolate. After taste not strong. Might be better with a cigar.
LSKennedy (10) - - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into Sam Adams Glass. Light Aroma, not too much of a nose. Color is a very dark brown, but not quite black. Head is a beautiful Espresso Orange/Black. Flavor is sweet vanilla, coffee and perhaps a smokiness? Definitely a great dessert beer, and one to give to people who donít quite trust craft beer.
Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black pour with minimal head. Malty aroma with a hint of vanilla and coffee. Thinner porter, vanilla is present but not overpowering. Very drinkable beer that goes well with cold weather. Aptly named.
dallam1 (7) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark in color and dark head. Smells of chocolate with vanilla. Can taste a chocolate flavor, and vanilla. Very smooth texture. Not much of an aftertaste. Good beer.
lmangers (6) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesnít smell great, but it is deliciously comforting. Love drinking this after a cold day outside.
Lepke (6) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think for the price and in comparison to the quality of other their other products it was a surprisingly decent beer. It has a nice flavor with hints of spices that you would hope to find in a Winter seasonal. It perhaps isnít as thick as some Winter beers, but itís Leinenkugelís. They make a good but cheap product (which is not to say this is a bad thing. This is theirs and many other breweries niche). I highly recommend at least giving this a try.
jtgreanya (6) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Coffee, roasty, no vanilla that I could taste. Not at all a smooth mouthfeel. It had little to no aroma. It poured a two fingered head that completely disappeared after about 30 seconds and left little or no lace on the glass
Noahs_Own (5) - Tarawa Terrace, USA - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall... OK. The flavor profile is a little lack. Kind of a pill taste at the back of the throat. Again its OK but there are better vanilla porters out there.
Ispilledmybeer (4) - ashland, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím a hit or miss fan of the Lienenkugel brand, but I have to say this one caught me a bit off guard.
Aroma - pretty good aroma. Notes of vanilla and coffee blended with some real porter roastiness.
Appearance - Dark translucent brown with a quickly dissipating white head. Thin lace around the edge.
Taste - The taste is pretty stinkin good. The vanilla is layer in nicely with the coffee and roasted flavors. Sweet but not too sweet. Has a touch of acidity on the end but just enough to be appropriate for the style. Itís by no means a rich porter but still a very nice representation of the style.
Palate - Somewhere between medium and thin. Itís honestly thicker than I thought it would be. Sits heavy enough on your tongue to not feel too watery. Satisfactory for a porter and nothing more.
Overall - Iím paying a little over $7 a sixer where I live for this and honestly for your dollar you couldnít do much better. Itís a very middle of the road porter. Iíd recommend this to anyone who is buying on a budget.