esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber with medium quickly diminishing off-white head. Aroma of light blackberries, toasted malts and a tocuh of smoke. Taste of light blackberries, caramel, light sugar with a berry aftertaste. Malty body that has a slight fruit juice quality to it. Interesting label. Have to agree with Ernest, seems like O’Fallon needs to flavor everything.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown with a bubbly ecru head. Aroma of malt with a touch of blackberry. Fruity flavor. A forgettable beer.
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet syrupy aroma. Grainy, caramel, not a nice mix. the flavor is similar, muddled fruit and malt. Not one i would go for again.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Party Source. This beer pours a mostly clear ruby/brown color with a medium thin off-white head that has decent retention. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma similar to the packets of mixed berry jelly you find at finer restaurants. Touches of earthy malt in the nose as well. Medium-bodied with tart blueberry and peat flavors, along with some grainy malt. The finish is fruity and soft, with a mildly bitter aftertaste that lingers awhile. Overall this beer did not really do much for me.
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours a reddish color with a one finger head. The aroma is of sweet malt and berries. The flavor has ample berries in it, I wouldn’t call it "a hint" of berries. but the malt character of a Scottish ale is definitely present too. This sweet, medium bodied beer is a solid session brew. Maybe it’s because I’m already a fan of Scottish ales, I think the combination works alright here. It’s interesting.
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a crimson ruby with a thin off-white head and nice lacing. Pristinely clear with a slight effervescence. A beautiful looking beer. Some blackberry in the aroma, mostly toasted malt. Malts dominate the flavor with subdued hints of blackberry that linger in the after taste. Full creamy palate.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks drmatt. The color was deep amber and there was a lot of carbonation. The head creamy, off-white, and thin. The aroma was sweet malt, berry, tart, and dark fruit. The aroma was almost smokey, fruity, but there was something funky about it. The palat was average. The finish was abrupt.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from xmarcnolanx. Light blueberry aroma with a hint of toasted malt. Inoffensive. Pours a decent looking copper. Mostly lightly toasted malt on the palate with the blueberry showing up more on the finish. Medium bodied, certainly not cloying for a fruit beer.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Mmm, what a beautiful color. It looks dark brown/ruby like scotch ale, but with an extra bright shininess, probably due to the blackberry. The smell is full of dark fruits, malt, and smoke. Very appetizing. I think the blackberry does make an impact on the flavor, it’s not intense, but instead nicely mellows out the strong, roasted flavors of the scotch ale, giving more of a refreshing tartness. The flavor is also full of peat, toast, and oak. Great, smooth and thick but not syrupy mouthfeel. When I first percieved the idea of a scottish ale with blackberry I was sort of timid, but now the combination makes perfect sense. Great ale and one I constantly recommend at work.
JK (5624) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad beer. A Scottish ale, typical for that style, malt and no hop presence, and complemented by light berry. It reminds me of Alba Elderberry. Light brown color. Very easy to drink.