chinchill (3127) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 On tap at the brewpub where it is listed as a "Red Ale ... like an ESB".
Pours dark amber with good clarity, a very fine looking head and plenty of lacing
Aroma: mild aroma lacks hop presence, as expected
The flavor is a bit more hoppy, but still more malty, as expected for style. Good bitter-sweet balance.
drfabulous (4919) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Big red pour. Malty throughout. Caramel. Some hops. Ok ESB.
Msdrbeat (89) - - JUL 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The only good Buckeye is a bleeding one! Not bad. Not too heady. Wish it wasn't in a pint glass. Not super flavorful. Okay.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dull amber-brown with an off-white head. Toasted malt and nutty nose. Flavors approximate the nose. There is a peculiar hop presence that interferes with the presumed intention of the beer.
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Has a very nice, sweet and inviting aroma but the taste is bitter and leaves a bit of a dry tongue. Has a dark color and has a medium amount of foam when poured....not a very good beer, don;t recommend it all for anyone.
GIJOE (971) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice ruby red with a thin white head that stays awhile. Nose is malty. Taste is slightly sweet with an astringent finish. Thin, lively carbonation. Not bad, but I wouldn’t turn one down at a party.
dlovell2 (1273) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with white head. Biscuity malt aroma with herbal hoppiness. Flavor is toasted dry caramel malt with citrus and herbal spicy hop finish.
Gription79 (2653) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to jsquire. Pours a cloudy brown with a huge off white head. The aroma is husky, yeasty, slight chocolate note. The flavor is husky, cardboard, some apple notes. This is super oxidized. Footbalmed.
Lowe1983 (1391) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is fairly light with some caramel malts and light hints of citrus hops. Flavor is mostly sweet from the malts with only just a hint of some hop character. Not that good of a brew.
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear mahogany amber with an over-zealous (takes over the glass - 6"+) tan head, globs of lace. Nice aroma of malt and hops. Taste is dark caramel malt that grows some in the palate before adding citrus hops in a finish that lingers into straight bitter. A good "American" ESB - lots of body good malt and hops.