mbutler91c (17) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I quite like this brew, but I like it better from the firkin tap and beer engine pull and special release blend. A coppery pour with a nice head, lingering lacing, and an overall drinkability that works well year round.
boozedude (2102) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can from a store intulso, poured ito a glass, with my pal at the DUB, reddish clear pour with big white head, crisp goodness, I lie ite
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. One of my personally favorite styles. This one is quite good all the way around. I would prefer more mouthfeel (slipperiness) and perhaps a bit more maltiness, but overall, solid, good, and cannot complain.
BVery (7104) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can tracked down by my parents - thanks! Murky orangish-brown pour with a huge foamy head. Aroma is earthy, bready, and lightly spicy. Taste is malty, earthy, light spice. Not bad at all.
Travlr (13724) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted biscuit. Taste is more biscuit and burnt caramel. Light body.
gururyan (636) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From can into snifter pours a clear, deep ruby...not amber like others have noted. Once thick and frothy head quickly disappeared. Taste is more roasted and malty than hoppy...again, not like others saying it's quite hoppy. Not a bad beer, would prefer more hop and lighter palette though. This, to me, is more of a red than an ESB.
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kdm1984 (725) - Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with hardly any head, but the lacing rings stick around for a bit. Big sweet malty aroma, even some butterscotch, with nutty notes. A little too sweet for my preferences, though. Tastes far better: sweet malt with some very nice resinous pale ale bitterness in the finish. Great tasting! However, this is another Core beer with an overly watery palate; their Okto had the same problem. If this smelled better and weren’t so watery, it would be an outstanding ESB. The resin finish is just delightful; too bad about some of the other elements.
jackl (5061) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Core. Deep amber with a creamy white head. Candied apple, light nuttiness. Some raisin. Taste is slightly spicy. Earthy hops, some cinnamon accents. Rich toffee, sweet malts. Decent balance. Medium body, active carbonation. Solid.
handsomejn (71) - Arkansas, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper color with a nice beige head. Nice representation of the ESB style, clean, crisp bite with a nice malt backbone.
mountainbaker (1) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice clear amber color, whiteish auburn head, great citrus aroma and wonderful toffee and malty flavors