bytemesis (8586) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, vanilla, toffee. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, obvious vanilla. Kind of like vanilla soda. Light body, soda like carb. cheap (5914) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Vanilla gives it a smell of vanilla laced old aged lager. Nice and black in the glass and had a decent quick fading head. First taste is mostly vanilla, reminds me for some reason of another vanilla porter drink. Difficult at times to get down. Yes, perhaps if they let up on the vanilla a little it would be more civilized. Finish is vanilla flavored dark beer. Could perhaps use some more distracting co2. chinchin (15) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a short lived tan colored head. Light penetration through the glass reveals a dark red hue. Smells like vanilla and malts. Big vanilla flavor, with notes of toasted malts and a subtle hint of chocolate. The medium carbonation creates a nice creaminess to this brew. Melted vanilla/ coffee ice cream finish, ending with just a whisper of maple. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from Jenny, light brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and malt. Taste is some artificial vanilla with some malt backing, alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ericular (1022) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
From a bottle. Aroma is roasty with some coffee and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts that are sugary with lots of vanilla. Medium body and carbonation. Not the worst winter beer, and not the best. Decently middle of the road.
Jerm719 (194) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Mild coffee, french vanilla aroma. Blackened amber color. Taste mild roast, nutty malts, hint of vanilla. Boring. Watery brew. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
Appearance: deep dark maroon color, clear, practically black, thin tan head that fades quickly, laces poorly
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, kind of faint for a porter
Taste: coffee, chocolate, perhaps a hint of plum, not much bitterness, but there is some
Palate: lively carbonation, very faint bitter aftertaste that lingers for a bit
Overall: not much to this beer, it’s kind of a weak and uncomplex version of a porter, nothing too great about this beer Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
Appearance: very dark and but not completely opaque, there was a lot of head when first poured, after a couple of minutes the head is about half an inch.
Aroma: vanilla chocolate, roasted malt
Taste: chocolate taste is the key note, tinge of bitterness at the end, more flavorful at the end of the sip
Palate: bitterness lingers on the tongue afterwards
Overall: nothing quite special about this beer, tastes just like a regular chocolatey roasted beer, nothing majorly stands out, is not very complex in the flavors GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle: pours a dark brown with a tiny tan head. Roasty vanilla chocolate aromas and the flavor is much of the same. Wish there was more of a "bite" to the roastiness, but it’s still a decent beer. JFGrind (2054) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
Neighbor was kind enough to offer a Snowdrift Vanilla while our kids were playing in the backyard. For a guy like him who drinks plenty of Lienenkugel’s Shandy this is a big beer. For me who drinks ’bigger’ beers, it was a drinkable porter like beer, with caramel malts and a kiss of chocolate.