edgallow (1631) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz draft pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of malts, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, spice and vanilla .
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Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #17. Draft at the brewery. Letís fall in love with music, the driving force of our times! <sorry> Pours a hazy dark amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong vanilla, doughy malts and a bit of toast. Comes across a lot like a plain glazed doughnut. The taste is vanilla, toasted malts, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub
A nice sessionable brown ale is a mixture of British and Midwestern influences. The sort of things that you could drink several pints of easily this shows that Country Boy is not a one trick pony. Of their lighter taps this might be the best.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel base is fluid and lively. A ring of ivory head accompanies the soft body. Above it waves of vanilla, cream soda, and a light maltiness brighten the air. This is balanced without being bland.
Flavor / Palate - Cream soda and vanilla spices refresh the palate. Without an overbearing presence the hops add nice depth. The brief finish of malty almonds tastes a bit like a hoppy soda. This is a nice release and a style that I wish more breweries would attempt without amping it up to 6% ABV.
jwtinn01 (34) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great brown ale that has just the right sweetness. Light on the tongue and solid flavor.
phaleslu (5721) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a surprisingly light amber color - not really brown at all - with a small off-white head. Definitely a good vanilla presence in this, along with toasted and caramel malts, nuts, and some earthy hops. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a sweet and toasty, but really smooth and clean mouthfeel. Interesting brown ale that worked for me.
b3shine (4194) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent light copper with off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells chocolatey and malty with light hop notes. Tastes like it smells with a fairly thin mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.
Chudwick (1706) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - pours deep amber. Nutty and malty. Fairly average for the style. Decent. Slightly bitter finish.
AndyW68 (761) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with orange tint and white head. Aroma is roasted vanilla and caramel. Taste follows nose with nice burnt wood.
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid brown ale with a powerful vanilla bean palate. Iíve always been a fan of vanilla notes (especially since Iím a bourbon guy), so this beer appealed to me. Great taste. Lack of thick head and lacing on draft. Overall pretty good beer!
tmongoose (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft of vanilla bean brown. dark brown pour. big vanilla nose on this blended with roasted malts. the flavor is creamy smooth and silky. the vanilla mixed with the roasted malts was very good and not extract, true vanilla beans. very good flavor..