BierFiend (253) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Light carbonation and short finish. Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2013
This pours a very dark brown color with a slight head. Some there is a slight robust aroma mixed with sweet malts. The taste is decent but the volume and the vanilla flavor could use some work. It’s a little thinner than I imagined and the vanilla does stand out too much either. A fairly decent dark beer from Leine’s. esoxangler (101) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Would never buy, but someone had a variety pack so i said why not, we were ice fishing and there was no other beer. I dont know much about the flavor of vanilla, honestly the beer was too cold. but the color was really nice, the smell was sweet and malty. The flavor was pretty mild with sweet malt the predominating flavor, not very porter-y but i dont know the style that well anyway. not what I was expecting, but pleasant. wont have it again, but its fine. MarkSachon (1063) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
12 oz bottle from a friend at work. You can really taste the layers of malt they used and the vanilla is just perfect. I really think the ratings are a bit low for this fine porter. vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
This one was a surprise. Leinenkuegel can surprise you sometimes. Although not as rich as many porters, this one is easy to drink and tastes great. If you like vanilla, it’s a winner. It’s very smooth and sweet.
Cousin_Larry (895) - - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Smooth, delicious brew. Pours black with a smallish head. The vanilla flavor counters any bitterness, and it has a nice finish with hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor improves as beer warms. TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
A really good creamy vanilla porter that has the right ratio of vanilla and char. It has a great mouth feel that isn’t too syrupy. drsordr (2973) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft pour dark brown. Nose of sweet malt and faint vanilla. Taste of mild roast, but missing most of the vanilla. It seems more apparent in the aftertaste. Very thin body for a porter. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Poured one into a pint glass for a proper review. Pours a ruby-tinted cola color. Thin off-white head on top. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, dry grains. Pretty basic scent, but I didn’t expect much. Nothing off-putting.
Moderate mouthfeel, with some carbonation bite. A little on the thin side, but in no way is this watery or slick. Again, pretty average feel. Good balance of vanilla sweetness, semi-sweet chocolate, and yeasty bread. Mild bitterness. This is an easy one to quaff. I was afraid this would be overpowering in its sweetness, but this was well balanced. A simple beer that was well-made. I’d have it again. madvike (3308) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap - Pours deep brown with a thin ring of tan head. Nose is vanilla, chocolate, and light roast. A tad sugary. Taste is roughly the same. Smooth and sweet, with chocolatey vanilla dominating. Not much complexity, but pretty straightforward and tasty. Thin body. Not a bad offering from Leinie’s, but not one I need to try again.