Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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4.28/5 rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It's nice looking. A bit light for my liking, think dark cola. But the head is an attractive shade of dark beige and lasts a good while. A finger and a half thick at the beginning eventually winds down to a thin cover, leaving a decent lace.
Mostly malt in the nose. As the bottle suggests, there's a splash of vanilla and coffee, but both are fairly repressed and play backup roles. As it warms, the chocolate finally comes through.
The taste is pretty special. The vanilla and coffee both are more aggressive. A combination of chocolate and caramel malt round out the taste.
Sweet and creamy, a modicum of bitter for balance. Smooth. Only more alcohol and thickness would increase the score.
This is a really good beer, especially in the cooler months. Overall, a porter than can stand up with almost any other I've had, and generally cheaper.
Serving type: bottle
12-03-2012 03:44:07 | More by RickS95
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