zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a tan head and aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt with light chocolate and vanilla notes with a sweet, malty finish. closey22 (1946) - 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 ronaldtheriot (1936) - 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
MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
I like ths a bunch. Poured a thin dark brown, almost black with a small light tan head. Aromas of vanilla and chocolate sundae. Taste is milkshake like powdery and porter. Finishes with a marshmallow kick. Good. kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark red with a thick khaki foam. Aroma is a combination of vanilla, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor has a considerable coffee presence and bitterness with just a hint of the vanilla in the finish. Kind of distracting for me.
andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinner with my family, straight from the bottle. I didn’t take tasting notes for this one, but remember it being pretty decent. I’m typically not a big fan of the beers from this brewery, but this one was pretty smooth with decadent vanilla notes and light chocolate. Would definitely have this again. zoucrew102 (1880) - - 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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Dark mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, vanilla,and dough. Taste is coffee, caramel, vanilla, and bready. Pretty tasty. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight vanilla. Taste is blah. A little metallic at the aftertaste. Vanilla was weak. gopherfan99 (1829) - 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