ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Had from a small keg at the Real Ale festival in Bel Air, Maryland. This poured a murky light brown color with almost no head. Aroma was a identifiable as a scotch ale right off the bat. There was some good malt flavor with a hint of sour and hops. Alcohol came on a little strong at the end, but not a bad beer. jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
on hand pump-pours a patchy light tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is woody/dark malt-roasty/peat/molasses, dark fruit. Taste is scotch, vanilla, grain/wood/roasty/peat/molasses, dark fruit, acidic, some alcohol, yeast. Thin finish. Occasional. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2008
I enjoyed this good beer at the brewery in May of 2008. It had a dark, somewhat cloudy brown color with a huge, tan, creamy head that had long-lasting retention. The aroma featured earthy tones and grainy hops, with some rich malt scents too, and the subtle oak effect. It had a mostly bitter, grainy flavor, with some sourness too, and was well put together. The body was pretty wet and it had a full mouthfeel with ample carbonation, and a well-maintained high alcohol content. Perhaps the best beer I have had at Barely and Hops.