markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at the St. Pete Craft Beer Expo. Pours slightly hazy amber with a small tan head. Nose is lots of malt sweetness, caramel, slight toffee, and a bit of light fruit esters, and some nuts. Flavor is similar with lots of malt and some esters and nuts. Medium in body and smooth in mouthfeel. This is an outstanding beer, and very sessionable; dangerously sessionable. I could personally drink the hell out of this beer. Not quite sure on the style of this one. If it’s an Irish Red, then it ties with Brian Boru as my favorite Irish Red. If it’s an amber, then it has more malt quality than most ambers, and is an outstanding amber. Damn it, Funky Buddha, why are you so far from Tampa!?!
burg326 (4433) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pored a dark red amber, had aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and roasted hazelnut. Flavors match aroma, and the caramel lingers on the palate with a little nutty aftertaste.
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub a while back.
Red with off-white head.
Big on the caramel malts, malt character definitely the feature here, although there is great balance with the hops.
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a almost mahogany color, quite clear and really a nice color. Nose is really wild. Extremely fruity, but there was no fruit added or hops used that would impart this, best guess is that it was the honey malt used. The fruitiness has no hint of sourness and you get some rich caramel notes as well. Flavor is perfect for a malty amber or irish red. With hints of nut and toast balanced by caramel sweetness. Light bitterness is all about all you get from that side of things at the end. Yet its not overly sweet. I really liked this one, I think its will do very well for them. Thanks to Kevin for letting me try this one.
tkrjukoff (4167) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Funky Buddha. Pours cloudy red amber with a nice creamy dark beige head leaving lacing. Aroma is sweet malty fruity berry a bit sweet and caramel fudge. Flavor is very nice; good malty body berry fruity sweet not too bitter bready and nutty. Finishes sweet yet dryish and malty fruity.
Itzjerm (1589) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild creamy beer thin nice head decent flavor. Buttery in flavor. Pretty nice for those new to craft beer.
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50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Buddha. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Sweet malty aromas. Crisp and refreshing with big caramel malt, orange blossom honey, and red zinger tee flavors....
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at funky Buddha, English malt bill of a stellar esb, red roasty malts, with a malty finish
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for the grand opening. Reading the name for this beer made me laugh a little because the early 80’s movie Red Dawn is so damn funny to me now when I watch it. But this beer is more on the serious side. The color is a little on the dark side and the aroma is somewhat fruity and malty. With 7 different malts in the blend I would tend to think that this would be a little more sweet then it is, but it was actually very enjoyable.
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Hand bottle… Pours brown and murky with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The nose is subdued and difficult to pull from my glass. Once I really dig in, there’s a lot going on here, aroma-wise… very malty and nutty, but more fruity and vinous than anything – esters, I assume. For a fairly low ABV beer, this one is very full-bodied and creamy. Interwoven, tickling carbonation. I’m picking up some dark cherry, dark port (minus the sweetness) and Russian black bread. Minerally, black cherry finish that dries out a touch. Bottle courtesy of hankchinaski. Thanks Kevin!