Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pour at the Holiday Ale Festival. Smelled and tasted like a foul mix of paint thinner and apple juice, pretty much what the kids these days would call an "acetone disaster".
I’ll give a little benefit of the doubt that it might have just been a bad keg since this is Deschutes afterall, but this was undrinkable.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Holiday Ale Fest... Poured golden with a white-ish head. Aroma was a bit acetone, vinegar. Tasted a bit more whiskey-ish, with pears, sugars, slight hops, yeast all blending with that vinegar quality. Sort of hit or miss for folks at the fest, I enjoyed this one.