Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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2.43/5 rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a deep reddish brown. A half finger of beige head that quickly dissipates. No lacing.
Weird smells coming from this one. I pick up the vanilla that gives it the name but I'm also getting sarsaparilla, chocolate, and an artificial sweetness nose.
The taste follows with vanilla, root beer, chocolate and and ginger snap. Generally I like all of these things but not mixed together and in beer form. It's a refreshing attempt at something new from Leinie's but there's a bit too much going on here.
Good, creamy mouthfeel with ample carbonation. If the taste hadn't ruined the beer, the mouthfeel would be the perfect way to finish off a solid porter.
Overall, nowhere near one of my favorite porters. I commend them for branching out of their normal offerings but there are too many flavors fighting each other in this beer and a lot of them have an artificial taste to them.
Serving type: bottle
12-07-2012 01:52:30 | More by qthompso
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