1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An improvement to an already good beer. The vanilla edition tastes like it should in the first place imo. The added vanilla really brings out the sugar note that make cream stouts so enjoyable. Still not quite at 5 star status, but if you run across a 4-pack of these itís well worth the buy.
Ashandari (5) - - APR 16, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly astringent aftertaste. Very good aroma but it smells much heartier than it tastes.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a brown head. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate with some roasted malt and a good dose of vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
StefanSD (1992) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can. Pours a dark brown color with a small khaki head that quickly fizzes away with an audible hissing. The aroma is medium in strength with mocha, chocolate and vanilla. The flavor, like the nose, is sweetened cocoa, mocha, vanilla and chocolates. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation is lively. Finishes somewhat short with some sweetened barley flavor lingering. Overall: Decent stout, but just a tad too sweet for me.
TheHOFF43 (1617) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours black with some head. Solid stout with lots of vanilla flavor and aroma. Pretty good beer, vanilla doesnít add a ton but improves the mouthfeel.
mikedR (877) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2013 Easily the best low-ABV, "session" stout Iíve had. Black pour; strong vanilla coffee aroma. Taste is likewise, with a good amount of chocolate as well. No bitterness or roastiness; a smooth-drinking stout all the way. Incredibly fresh taste as well. Slightly thin, but perhaps to be expected from the low ABV. Tallgrass needs to make an imperial version of this, but as it is, this is definitely the benchmark by which I will judge <7% ABV stouts, and this one clocks in at a meager 5. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma of salted caramel and vanilla ice cream. Sweet vanilla, low carbonation, a bit thin but nice.
JK (4244) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. This is a solid session stout. Black of course and fairly well roasted malt. Light vanilla with the standard stout flavors. It is good but it could use more vanilla.
camborne (646) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good black color with large quick dissipating head. Nose of chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is strong upfront then falls off a cliff due to low alcohol and watery mouth feel. Smooth as silk finish which is also a fault of this one.
Ryborne (53) - - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks fabulous with a nutty vanilla head that disappears quickly. Nice vanilla and chocolate flavor, but leaves you wanting.fizzy thin taste on the tongue.