JFGrind (2064) - 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. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark. Not a bad porter but I think the vanilla is a bit overpowering. I like it, but only 6 or so ounces. zoucrew102 (2046) - - NOV 28, 2012
Subtle vanilla aroma. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Dominant vanilla flavor to start and finish. Smooth finish.
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A faint malt aroma, pours a dark brown with a short lasting tan head. A watery feel with a slightly sweet vanilla malt taste. A sweet vanilla finish. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Dark brown pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of light chocolate and a little sweet vanilla. Light chocolate malt and body, oaky vanilla and thin on the aftertaste. Average at best.
closey22 (2031) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Dark opaque black, thin tan head; aroma a hint of chocolate; Flava the same plus dry roastiness notes of root beer sweetness; feels a tax light like soda; finishes dry and toasty mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber brown with solid khaki head. Aroma of nuts and vanilla. Taste is rather thin but solid roasted vanilla flavor 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. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
A brown pour with amber highlights and a thin head.
Aroma is artificial vanilla, light chocolate and hint of black cherry.
Flavour is cola like sweetness. Vanilla and light cocoa.
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12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 42°. Color is a deep near black brown with mellow carbonation and a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and vanilla. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes in a little sweet with vanilla and mild coffee, then just a hint of hop spice and bitterness. After taste is dry with a baking coco note. Overall it’s good, but not a great winter porter.