ronaldtheriot (1920) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Leinenkugelís 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 Leinenkugelís Snowdrift Vanilla Porter finishes mostly dry, crisp, clean, and easy drinking. This a very non-porter type beer, but itís still okay. I think this would do better as a stand alone beer, rather than something to eat a meal with. Overall, I think itís good, and thatís about it. RJT
ozarkspops (368) - - DEC 30, 2012
Dark brown pour with some cherry on the side of the glass. Medium tan head with mild lacing. Malty aroma. Chocolate and coffee coming through the most. Relatively light mouthfeel for a porter. Flavor starts off with vanilla. Nutty chocolate and coffee. Finishes with peanut flavor. ---Rated via iPhone nuplastikk (6224) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tap at Brink. Amber-brown, stained glass. Creamy beige head. The vanilla is huge and overpowering, really the only thing going on. Medium bodied, very easy to drink for the ABV, probably because it is so sweet. Too sweet to go back for more, not a quality offering. My score seems way too high. TizzleJizzle (791) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle at a party. Poured a dark mahogany with a white top that lasted throughout but little to no lacing. Taste of nuts (either pecan or hazelnut), vanilla, cream soda, caramel malts, and slight coco and sweet malts. Nicely carbonated. All in all, nothing special but not bad dallam1 (7) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
Very dark in color and dark head. Smells of chocolate with vanilla. Can taste a chocolate flavor, and vanilla. Very smooth texture. Not much of an aftertaste. Good beer.
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a deep, clear, ruby-brown (Lovibond 28) with a silky 1/2" head. Aroma of plums, vanilla and chocolate. Thin lacing. Palate is velvety, yet not thick - watery, but not thin. Low carbonation. Initially sweet, with a roasted nutty finish. Typical porter perhaps. But still quite good. Not as much vanilla in the flavouring as I had expected or hoped. AndyW68 (1541) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Clear deep red with off white head. Aroma of vanilla, banana and a little chocolate. First taste gave me malt, vanilla. Then "rootbeer" came to mind. The finish had a very little chocolate bitter, but left me with a stale taste at the end. Ericular (1016) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
From a bottle. Aroma is roasty with some coffee and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts that are sugary with lots of vanilla. Medium body and carbonation. Not the worst winter beer, and not the best. Decently middle of the road. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from Jenny, light brown pour with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and malt. Taste is some artificial vanilla with some malt backing, alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dfinney23 (3255) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Mahogany pour with a thin, creamy head. Roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla and not too terribly sweet.