Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lucky Lab Big Beer and Barleywine Festival 2010 from my notes. Dark reddish brown pour with a small white head. Aroma and flavor were complex, with some acidity, caramel, pepper, a slight earthen hoppiness. Not my favorite of their beers, but still pretty good.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Barleywine & Big Beer Fest... [2009 Vintage] Poured dark ruby with a white head. Given this was probably brewed in the breweries infancy, it did not hold up well. Big diacetyl bomb and mildly acidic. Aroma had some salad dressing-like acidity and the flavor was a mixture of Belgian-like yeast and buttered popcorn.