igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
fruity brown color, like a prune juice almost...a little lighter maybe. head is beige, somewhat lasting. aroma is more berry like than malty/smoky/peaty. flavor actually has a moderate amount of peatiness with an equal amount of fruit. the berries are a little stronger than i would have liked, but overall, this beer is better than i would have anticipated.
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. I just had a scoosh from a bottle being sampled, but it left a nice impression. Appearance is a bit "off" from malty brown, but understandable. Well-made Scotch style beer profile is not overhwlemed by the blackberry flavor. I will definitely seek out more of this.
thegreenrooster (3399) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a deep red with a average white head. Aroma is deffinatly berry with a touch of chocolate. Flavor is a deep burnt malt with that berry flavor on the back of the tounge. Very interesting and different style. I wanted to hate this before i tried it but i was pleasently suprised by its nice roasted malt qualities.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown, almost olive color. Thick head that lasts and mild lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, fruit, chocolate, toffee, and a slight herbalnote. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, grass, berries, cherry, and very smooth. Palate is creamy. Another very tasty and interesting beer from a very adventureous brewery! Hats off to O’Fallon for another very original beer that tastes pretty good. Here in St. Louis, this (and any other O’Fallon) can be found for $4.99-$6.99 per sixer, a veritable bargain.
csbosox (1228) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted at April KC Bier Meisters meeting. Blackberry and malt nose. Amber color. Mild berryish, malty flavor. Not too much depth pf flavor. Mouthfeel is not too bad.
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don’t get why this is a Scottish style beer. I’m not getting any malt in this. Pick any semi lame amber beer. Toss a handful of Capt. Crunch Krunchberries in. Let sit for a few minutes and sift out soggy cereal. There ya go.
I’ve had a few O’Fallon beers at tastings. They try to be inovative but they always seem to fall short. At $9 a sixer in a pretty box,saver your $$.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yes, I will try anything. I certainly would never have dreamed up such a combination even though I love blackberries and I certainly enjoy a good malt scottish from time to time. Cloudy tan liquid with a dark cream colored head. Rather lasting and a few rings of lace. Mild light berry, cherry, fruity aroma. Very hard to pick up the malt, but there is a touch of caramel when inhaled deeply. Fairly thin with significant effervescence. Touch of mild malt on the tip of the tongue taken back quickly by fruit punch flavors that don’t surrender even to the end. I’m struggling with this one to find more malt and any resemblance to a scottish. A very mild amber with fruit punch added.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer offers an appeal in the name alone, but the name is all this beer has. It pours kind of a dark purplish-brown with a fair sized head which dissolves rather quickly. The beer is rather thin and is well carbonated. A nice blackberry aroma with a mild hint of wheat lingering in the background intices the nose. The taste is rather flat. The blackberry flavor is relatively weak and the beer is thin and spreads throughout the mouth rapidly. Only a hint of blackberry lingers and that is just for short time. O’Fallons fooled me at the 12th Annual Peoria Jaycees International Beer Fest with their Cherry-Chocolate. I was not to be fooled the 13th year of that event with this beer.