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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.

cat_klotz's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cat_klotz (11) - Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (895) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Black pour. Has roasty aroma with a vanilla extract artificially aroma. Taste about the same. It's fine, slightly wintery. Big sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaddyJean (2) - MAHOMET, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
I love this porter. One of my recent favorites. So sad itís only seasonal. Very smooth, not too much vanilla. Sweet and not too hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Advocate_Ames (449) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a very dark brown color with a reddish tint to it. The head starts off full and dissipates to a nice fine layer of foam that also forms a defined ring in my glass. The aroma is of semi sweet malted grains and a noticeable vanilla aroma. As for flavor I tasted sweet malts with subtle roasted quality. There was also flavors of mild bitter chocolate. The vanilla in the aroma translated in the flavor too. Overall the blending of the ingredients were done rather nicely and to me the beverage was rather thin and not very full in body. Making the snow drift flavorful, very drinkable, and kind to one?s palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thegray (5) - - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Not bad, appearance of a decent porter, a bit heavy on the vanilla but OK overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Very dark in color. Slightly opaque. Sweet nose of malt an vanilla. Roasty and sweet up front. Pretty good balance of roast and sweetness. Enjoyable little porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeklimit (214) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a very dark cola, coffee cream head. Good carbonation. Chocolate aroma with hint of vanilla. Roasted chocolate flavor with vanilla. Fairly unremarkable, slightly bitter chocolate aftertaste with a relatively clean mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Obfuscate (133) - Minneapolis, - JAN 14, 2015
Too much vanilla extract make it almost candy like. Pretty easy to drink but balanced well for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiggKatt72 (1) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
A very nice palatable beer that goes down easy. Very refreashing, dark, vanilla aroma w/a slight but good aftertaste...great seasonal craft

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (660) - USA - JAN 11, 2015
Rated based on notes taken on 26 Dec 2014 -- Honestly this is my favorite Leinenkugel beer. Decent vanilla porter for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DBob5150 (202) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
A deep dark body with a creamy head. Aroma is faint, almost nonexistent. Slight coffee and sweetness. Taste is also subtle coffee and and caramel, not much vanilla . Finish is clean, was expecting more.

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