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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Leinenkugelís Snowdrift Vanilla Porter has an initially thick, tan, creamy head, which sadly, deteriorates very quickly. It has a clear, minimally bubbly, reddish-brown appearance, and there is little-to-no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of chocolate powder and musty aromas, but, oddly, no vanilla. Taste is of vanilla, brown bread, sugar, chocolate powder, and roasted malt. There is no bitterness here. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Leinenkugelís Snowdrift Vanilla Porter finishes mostly dry, crisp, clean, and easy drinking. This a very non-porter type beer, but itís still okay. I think this would do better as a stand alone beer, rather than something to eat a meal with. Overall, I think itís good, and thatís about it. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 30, 2012
Dark brown pour with some cherry on the side of the glass. Medium tan head with mild lacing. Malty aroma. Chocolate and coffee coming through the most. Relatively light mouthfeel for a porter. Flavor starts off with vanilla. Nutty chocolate and coffee. Finishes with peanut flavor. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (743) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at a party. Poured a dark mahogany with a white top that lasted throughout but little to no lacing. Taste of nuts (either pecan or hazelnut), vanilla, cream soda, caramel malts, and slight coco and sweet malts. Nicely carbonated. All in all, nothing special but not bad

   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. Iíd still drink it again though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark brown-red with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint but I get a hint of vanilla and some chocolate. The flavor has some artificial vanilla notes as well as some toasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle pours mahogany with nice tan head. Malty aroma with flavors of dark, but not overly sweet fruits, lightly toasted malts, and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Decent winter ale, light on the palate and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3173) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour, small tan head. It has a pleasant aroma dominated by the roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with chocolate and vanilla notes. Itís like a good Vanilla Porter that has been watered down a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3119) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Not bad. Vanilla in the aroma doesnít mix as well as it does in the taste. Sweetness at first made me think of a baltic porter, but roast grains( and bitterness) are present under the vanilla. Slight bitterness on the palate, and overall mouthfeel is just a touch on the watery side. Otherwise, better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2690) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pour a thin clear dark brown color with a small fast fading foamy khaki head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark cocoa, ash, but not getting any vanilla in the aroma. Taste of burnt coffee, bitter dark chocolate, ash, and a hint of vanilla extract in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. Finish is dry. Kind of thin for a porter. Easy enough to drink.

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