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RATINGS: 456   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1492) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Beers just fall into place sometimes. This one did for sure. You see dear readers, the other day my Wife decided to continue doing work outside even though she had tweaked her knee earlier in the day. The end result of this was that she blew out her tweaked knee and injured the other. Great, I thought, now I will have to finish the work outside, and abandon all the great basement projects. I was only partially correct. Not only do I have to cater to the crippled Wife, I was sent to the store yesterday with a list. Yes, intrepid readers, me with a list, at the store. As I assembled the listed victuals, I like any self respecting male tripled the order with items seldom seen in my household. As I was searching for the last item on the list..."diet tooth paste" I found myself standing in front of the refrigerated six pack section. This was the only beer that didst look to be total crap so I bought it. Consumed during the microwave shelf installation project last evening. I believe that this may be my longest preamble to a beer rating to date. Bottle: Consumed directly from bottle. A strong sweet nose of sweet dark malt and a hint of vanilla. Body is slick and long lasting. Chocolate malt and milk swirl. Body seems to have two levels of increasing sweetness. Vanilla and a touch of caramel appear about half way thru the "sweet experience". Finish is abrupt. A decent sweet porter that barely stands apart from the rest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMCtime (67) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
For a porter itís rather light on flavor and heavy on bitterness. Not bad, just better options out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2486) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma: Mild Chocolate, Mild Vanilla, Mild Coffee Appearance: Very Dark Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring Some Lacing Taste: Sweet Chocolate, Sweet Vanilla Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Shared with Strkzone on Facebook Chat Pours a red brown with a tand head and good lacing rings. Nose of vanilla and roasted malts. Body is a thin for a porter. Mouthfeel smooth. Flavor is vanilla and chocolate malts. Finishes bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1217) - Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark red with a thick khaki foam. Aroma is a combination of vanilla, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor has a considerable coffee presence and bitterness with just a hint of the vanilla in the finish. Kind of distracting for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (854) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Draft. Dark brown/black with medium tan head. Aroma of malt sweetness, chocolate, and vanilla. Medium/light body, roasted malt, medium/heavy sweetness, strong vanilla, and a sweet finish. Too much vanilla and overly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (143) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Heard about this from a co-worker who hyped this beer up to me so i decided to try it. I found it to be thin and definitely did not live up to the hype flavor wise. While it was drinkable i was expecting a complex porter with pronounced vanilla and while i got hints of what i was looking for, I wanted the flavors to be bolder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13707) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at San Juan. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has rye bread and soya sauce. Light to medium-bodied. Cola-like sweetness, ryebread, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Quite light porter for this abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3224) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/17/2014. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and vanilla notes; with decent strength. Taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid vanilla porter. All around good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. Definitely very toned down for a porter, but the flavors were quite nice and balanced. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (539) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a really interesting vanilla bean aroma with malt mixed into the smell. Appearance- Has a great reddish tint with a very small white head. Taste- You can taste the vanilla and malt, I really enjoyed it. Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. It had an oily texture and didnít have an aftertaste. Overall- An interesting beer, I liked it. I donít think I could sit and pound them one after another but it has a really good unique flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (213) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Can into a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish brown, with a medium khaki head. Nose is faint aroma of malt and vanilla, and the taste follows the nose. Rather thin mouth feel, and not as flavorful as the nose would lead you to expect.

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