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RATINGS: 379   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1459) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight vanilla. Taste is blah. A little metallic at the aftertaste. Vanilla was weak.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1438) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Aroma of moderate roast with some chocolate and caramel; the vanilla presence seems rather subdued. Appearance is black with light mocha head. Flavor up front is lightly roasty; the vanilla peeks in briefly thereafter, the finish is sweet, thin caramel. Palate is creamy, but at once thin bodied. Nothing offensive really, but also not a standout beer. By no means a bad beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2595) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2012
bottle. brown with small head. vanilla is more subtle than I expected. somewhat thin flavor profile overall. some smokiness and faint chocolate. not bad, but inferior to other vanilla porters Iíve had from Atwater or Breckenridge.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Funny, I love vanilla, and I love a good, malty porter. They are birds of a feather, sweet, dark, aromatic, but somehow they never work together for me. No different in this one, I keep thinking, "what would it taste like without the vanilla?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2044) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours a solid dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish tan head that quickly dissipates to a cap. Smells of caramel and brown sugar with a bit of chocolate and vanilla. Thereís a light bit of roast in the aroma with little to no hop presence. The flavor is sweet with a vanilla and caramel playing the lead roles. A little brown sugar and roast come in to support but the vanilla really overpowers everything else in the flavor. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness is detected. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet creamy mouthfeel. I bought some Big Eddy Imperial stout a few years back and I was blown away. Since that time I keep trying their regular beers hoping to revisit the magic, but it just doesnít seem to happen. Thereís nothing really wrong with this beer, but for my tastes its too much vanilla and not enough porter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
starewich (139) - - DEC 9, 2012
I think thereís a little vanilla in a lot of porters, but the focus on it here gives a yogurty, floral vibe thatís certainly tasty but serves more than anything else to make up for the lack of fullness and balance. Finish is sort of fakey and sticky. I wouldnít turn one of these down but itís nothing to rave about.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, burnt and charred grains, and some coffee grounds. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, and lighter roast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle purchased at Kroger in Gahanna. Clear brown pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with chocolate, caramel and a bit of mustiness. Malty flavor with vanilla and some chocolate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
pours a clear copper with a small tan head, and some lacing. smell is of wet malt, grain, caramel, and a little cocoa. taste is of vanilla, cocoa, and malt. ends a bit tangy. very average porter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin slightly off white/tan head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, slightly artificial but not bad, some slight roast, coffee, caramel, hints of cocoa powder as well. Taste is very straightforward, vanilla notes mix right into coffee, chocolate, and finishing with some roasted malts, slightly bitter. While its straightforward, I actually like this style of beer, so it worked for me. A bit thin on the palate.


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