Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color. Aroma of light vanilla. Taste is pure sasparilla soda. Decent.
LuckyDog (306) - - OCT 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It tastes a little like a banana popsicle. Sweet with a little bit of malt. I like it a lot more than I expected to.
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap. Lightly foggy golden with a creamy disc of foam. Nose is vanilla and caramel. Taste is the same with a bit of toasted nut and dry grass on the finish. Light-medium body is to the sweet side, but not overly so. Medium carbonation is smooth. Surprisingly good.
tnkw01 (1177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Every thing about this beer screams "cream soda". Color is a dark gold. Aroma and taste is a strong vanilla.
jcwattsrugger (11173) - 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 (5198) - 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 (5224) - 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 (4635) - 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 (1541) - 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 (4400) - 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.