RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Leinenkugels Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is a robust and velvety addition to Leinenkugels 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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Beautiful dark red in color, goes down smooth, you can smell the vanilla and caramel and you can taste the vanilla and caramel with an after taste of chocolate and a hint of coffee

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Thanks to Jakebra for bringing this out for me. 12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a white head. Aromas and flavors of cocoa, vanilla, light roast. Thin, watery. Nothing offensive, but pretty boring. Not that I expected anything else.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12oz twist-off bottle. Black color, thin tan head. Not much aromas. Basic Porter nose. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, distant coffee/burnt grain character. Light and simple Porter with good flavors. A bit stronger than expected, makes for a nice and inexpensive winter ale.(3545)

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrjaxson (506) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Standard Leinies offering: Looks OK, smells good, misleading body weight and poor taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Clean vanilla coffee and chocolate notes. Black with a tan head. Sweet with vanilla notes. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2012
A nice reddish brown body with a tan head that faded away to fast. A nice aroma of vanilla, coffee, and some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor had a sweet note to it. It was not anywhere close to being cloying but sweet chocolate malts and vanilla dominated the flavor. Could have used some more roasted malts i guess. Finish was smooth and slightly creamy. A decent porter that fell short in areas.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (3896) - 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. Theres 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 doesnt seem to happen. Theres nothing really wrong with this beer, but for my tastes its too much vanilla and not enough porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2921) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Draft - pours dark amber with thin tan head and thin lacing. Nose is roasty. Flavor adds nuttiness, chocolate and vanilla. Mod sweet and weaker bitterness. Creamy body. Faint smoky aftertaste. Meh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHopper (620) - 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?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Noahs_Own (5) - Tarawa Terrace, USA - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
Overall... OK. The flavor profile is a little lack. Kind of a pill taste at the back of the throat. Again its OK but there are better vanilla porters out there.


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