DalzAle (2040) - 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. RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2016
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. mikem409 (2032) - 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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ronaldtheriot (2019) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter has an initially thick, tan, creamy head, which sadly, deteriorates very quickly. It has a clear, minimally bubbly, reddish-brown appearance, and there is little-to-no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of chocolate powder and musty aromas, but, oddly, no vanilla. Taste is of vanilla, brown bread, sugar, chocolate powder, and roasted malt. There is no bitterness here. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter finishes mostly dry, crisp, clean, and easy drinking. This a very non-porter type beer, but it’s still okay. I think this would do better as a stand alone beer, rather than something to eat a meal with. Overall, I think it’s good, and that’s about it. RJT
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head, slightly bitter chocolate flavor with some coffee and a hint of vanilla, a little thin but better than I expected jhamp9 (2007) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Dark mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla,and dough. Taste is coffee, caramel, vanilla, and bready. Pretty tasty. beerbaaron (1997) - Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2012
The vanilla overtakes for me. I get Dr pepper and jack Daniels honey. Creamy, medium body. I like it and I don’t...too sweet? BeerdedDave (1997) - Beckley, USA - DEC 30, 2014
black color; sweet vanilla aroma; sweet roasted malt and vanilla flavor on a medium bodied roasted malt base