Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Portland brewpub. I have to agree with the prior poster that this beer is like a less intense version of BBP, though I don’t really think "intense" is the right word for that beer. Everything just seems a little lesser in this one, though it’s still a solid beer and has a nice roast quality to it.
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Deschutes: Dark brown pour with a finger of brown head. Nice bits of lacing. Smells lightly roasty, chocolate, and a faint coffee/mocha. Flavor is milder in the roast and more centered around chocolate and coffee. Imo, this has a lot of mocha elements... A lot like Black Butte, but softer and less intense. Nice offering.