Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark chestnut brown with a thin light brown head that dissipates slowly to a ring around the glass and light lacing. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, toasted malt and vanilla. Flavor follows, with sweet toasted malt, vanilla, nuts and a hint of chocolate. Similar to a nut brown ale. Light to medium bodied. Expecting a bit more body from a porter, but the flavors are nice, well integrated and pleasant tasting. A decent light bodied porter.
02-11-2013 00:59:22 | More by LiquidAmber
4.08/5 rDev +21.1%
This wasa 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
This pours a dark brown/black with a slight head with tiny bubbles and low retention and almost no lacing. It smells a metallic with a little hint of vanilla and booze. It has a very pleasant taste that is well balanced. The body is a little thin but then again it is a porter and not a stout so with that said it is pretty good with good carbonation. I prefer breckinridge vanilla porter over this but it is still a good beer. I found it at $12.99 a 12 pack and I feel that it is a great deal for the quality of beer that it is.
02-10-2013 22:30:14 | More by brewdude1982
3.61/5 rDev +7.1%
First things first, you will receive an aroma of sweet and earthy grains. This may be due to the vanilla flavoring or something else that I could not infer. The beer is a lighter than expected coloring, has minimal lacing, a nice taste, and a smooth finish. This is a great beer you will enjoy during a barbeque of outdoors gathering. A very worthy effort from Leinenkugel's.
02-10-2013 04:13:18 | More by ronniebruner
4.28/5 rDev +27%
This beer is underrated. Reviewers will bash it because it is from Leinenkugel (owned by miller) and because it has the word vanilla in the name.
This beer has a great roasted taste with just enough vanilla. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Light to medium bodied which is what I really enjoy. There is no reason for this beer to be a charcoal dry, high gravity bomb. But thats what people want to see in order to give a good review. Shouldnt review like that. You should be reviewing it for what it is - a mild american porter with vanilla added. In that case, this is an excellent example.
Nice job miller
02-08-2013 21:46:56 | More by palma
3.66/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: I love how this beer looks. It's black with a fluffy tan-colored head. Looks very appetizing.
Smell: A bit of a vanilla smell, but not overwhelming. The classic roasted malt aroma tends to dominate.
Taste: Has a nice vanilla flavor to compliment to coffee flavors of the porter. Very smooth.
Mouthfeel: Has a really nice full body with hints of the carbonation on the tongue.
Overall: By the time I reached the second one, the vanilla was getting to me a little bit. For me, this is one of those beers where you drink one, then move onto something different. In other words, good in moderation.
02-06-2013 21:50:25 | More by civilizedpsycho
2.48/5 rDev -26.4%
Appearance - Dark cola brown. Appears clear. Medium tall tan head with good retention.
Smell - Dark malt. Only moderately strong chocolate, coffee, raisin. Maybe a hint of vanilla, but maybe I'm just being suggestible.
Taste - Seems pretty light for style. A burnt chocolate dominates. Some pretty prominent sweet vanilla.
Mouthfeel - Light-medium. Dry.
Overall - Sounds like a better idea than it tastes.
02-03-2013 05:19:07 | More by scaliasux
3.23/5 rDev -4.2%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice black with a finger and a half of light brown head that dissipates quickly but leaves a little lacing. Smell is dominated by coffee but it masks pretty much everything else. Tastes of coffee and vanilla, but very watery. Beer is light bodied and heavily carbonated, but quite drinkable. Overall, an average beer.
02-02-2013 18:56:49 | More by cyclonece09
3.48/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a ruby red hue seen shinning through when held up to the light. Upon pouring there is a two finger cream colored head. Over a moderate amount of time the head fades to leave a great amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of sweet caramel and vanilla. Mixed with these smells are some lighter aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, and some nut.
Taste – The flavor begins with roasted malt and some caramel sweetness. Upfront there is a rather strong vanilla flavor which lasts throughout much of the taste. Flavors of cocoa soon some to the tongue creating a semi-sweet chocolate flavor when combined with the sweet caramel and vanilla flavors. The sweet caramel fades some however toward the end with a coffee flavor becoming more pronounced. In the end a lightly sweetened chocolate vanilla flavored coffee taste is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a little on the thinner side with respects to creaminess with the carbonation being on the slightly lower side as well. While the lower carbonation level was very fitting for the porter style and matched the chocolate, coffee and vanilla flavors well, a thicker body would have given the beer a better mouth-coating feel.
Overall – A fairly easier drinking porter. While possibly a bit heavy on the vanilla, the beer has a pretty nice sweet, but not too sweet flavor.
02-02-2013 01:40:47 | More by Darkmagus82
Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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