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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is a robust and velvety addition to Leinenkugel’s 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (509) - - DEC 9, 2012
Aside from your typical chocolate, roasted malt and coffee flavors; There is a flavor of Vanilla on the back of the palate, which isn’t as strong as one would like. There’s nothing bad about this beer but if you’re looking for a really good vanilla porter, try out Breckenridge’s Vanilla Porter instead

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
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. I’d still drink it again though.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
smoky and malt nose. dark brown color with nice red highlights. taste is very smoky with malt and coffee notes. The aftertaste is a bit unpleasant. I think this is a one off.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Pours a black scarlet with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is sweet and of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and malt. Very flavorful with a nice mild finish which is neither too bitter nor too sweet. A well done Porter that can be paired successfully with a variety of red meats or with nuts.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Dark brown pour, tan head. Looks thin but don’t expect anything less. Light roasted vanilla aroma. Hints of chocolate vanilla and coffee, but all faint.thin body medium carbonation. Nice effort.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (495) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Carol’s chili fest. Wasn’t expecting to like this, but actually had a lot of good flavor and could have had a few of these. I liked the sweetness in this, a good balance with the lightly roasted malt and the sweet vanilla flavor. Wasn’t too overbearing at all. Surprisingly good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours medium brown with almost nonexistent head. Aroma helps to make up for the appearance with aromatic hints of vanilla and roasted malt character. Hints of chocolate are also present accompanied by a bit of caramel or coffee. However, the taste doesn’t follow the aroma. Very thin sweet taste. Only a hint of bitter notes. The body is thin, carbonation is not lively and the finish doesn’t leave a stellar impression. I wouldn’t say no, but I wont be having a lot of it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
akoeninger (490) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Looks like a porter should. Smells sweet. Has a roasted taste, with hints of vanilla. Robust for mainline leinenkugels.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 To its credit, Snowdrift exceeded by expectations. The roasted malt character is okay, and the color is appealing. Still, it ends up falling short. Carbonation is bothersome, vanilla flavor is underplayed, and the malts offer more bitterness than chocolate sweetness. I probably wouldn’t have this again, but I didn’t have an altogether negative experience with this porter.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
There was nothing special about this porter...and I think they forgot the vanilla in my 6 pack. While the beer wasn’t offensive tasting, it was bland, had little head, no lacing and nothing special going for it. I would only drink this again in a pinch.


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