jcwattsrugger (10935) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-thin white-pale yellow/straw. A-vanilla cream, grain. T-vanilla cream, grain/lt malt, some spice hops @finish.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is all vanilla. Flavor is flat wheaty like and a large vanilla booster. Nice twist to a blah style
Suttree (4874) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smells really nice, which kinda skews the rating a little high for me. Lots of vanilla, plus a touch of toast. The vanilla flavor seems a bit artificial, unfortunately, and pretty much obscures any other flavors. Not horrible, but I imagine you’d have to a be a really big fan of vanilla to drink an entire pint.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
1.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A pronounced vanilla aroma. Looks like a pale lager, not a cream ale. The aroma is nice. The beer is not for me. It has plenty of vanilla, but it’s just not a good flavor to me, simple as that.
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served a pale yellow color with a small head that fades slowly and very little lacing. Aroma is all vanilla. Taste is mostly vanilla, muting the other characteristics. Reminds me mostly of a Cream Ale. Fairly light body, smooth. fairly easy drinker,but for me one and done. I know better than to have fruit or flavored beers but every once in a while...I stay from the path.
ChainGangGuy (4273) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Served up a clear, pale yellow body with a lasting, white head.
Smell: Slightly sweetish wafts of buttered vanilla with only the faintest background hints of extra pale malts.
Taste: Very light malt profile with only a minute hint of grains. With Blackhorse’s glaring issues with diacetyl coupled with the vanilla flavoring, this beer comes across as, well, not a beer, but rather like a tall glass of AW Cream Ale. No real apparent hop character or bitterness, so, it’s Cream Ale from start to finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.
Drinkability: A smooth, easy-drinking cre--err, beer.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid yellow, whitish head. Aroma is sweet vanilla ice cream. Taste is more vanilla, watery, sweet pale malt backbone, One note beer.
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly decent for what it is. Its Vanilla all right. I am pretty sure they use a fake vanilla flavoring on their basic pale ale with less hops. Its beer blended with the coal miners stout.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampler. All vanilla here. Light sweetness, watery. Like a flat vanilla pop.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Name: Vinilla Cream Ale
Source: Brewfest, Nashville
hazy yellow, big white head, sweet vanilla aroma, creamy body,funky flavor, too much vanilla? experiment gone arye
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 5/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.