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Blackhorse Vanilla Cream Ale
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   ABV: -
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This creamy vanilla ale is a wonderful combination of Vienna malt, American two row and natural vanilla bean. Try it out and see why it’s one of our more popular brews.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
on tap-thin white-pale yellow/straw. A-vanilla cream, grain. T-vanilla cream, grain/lt malt, some spice hops @finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4869) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2013
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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
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.

1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bif (1384) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Solid yellow, whitish head. Aroma is sweet vanilla ice cream. Taste is more vanilla, watery, sweet pale malt backbone, One note beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2008
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Sampler. All vanilla here. Light sweetness, watery. Like a flat vanilla pop.

2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Vinilla Cream Ale
Date: 07/26/2003
Mode: Draft
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
Rating: 2/5.0
Score: 4
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