PhillyBeer2112 (2534) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish purple with a off-white head. Weak aroma, a touch of dusty malts and just a hint of berry. Vague earthiness. Soft maltiness, with a dry ashy character and again just a hint of any berry. Medium, soft mouthfeel is its only real plus. Quite a bit of a letdown.
Airlifter (118) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery-brownish color, like old cola. A little bit of tan head. Nice aroma--very strong berry. Bland flavor. Sweet, flat, a bit of berries and malt but not much more. Not so great.
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
i was not a fan of the blackberry with the scottish style combination. i was quite disappointed with it
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh this is nice-peat and malt with a tasty blackberry undercurrent. Smoky and sweet. Iím with the Dean on this one- I donít know why this is rated so low. If it had more body, itíd really be good.
hopscotch (9365) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... My first rating as a Floridian... Clear, caramel-colored ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Chocolate, caramel, blackberry nose. Slightly oxidized. Malty, fruity flavor. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp, but malty finish. Thanks to vyvvy for sending the bottle my way!
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a darker orange color, this beer is more malt than Blackberry. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy clear orange color with a reddish tint. Smells of light berries and subdued peated malt. Flavor is similar, but the fruit is more subdued and the smoky malt, although still subtle, is a bit more prominent. Reminds me of a smoked raspberry Tootsie Pop. Dry and overly effervescent with a detracting medicinal note at the end.
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
While I have tried to stop rating beer that Iím pretty sure will be bad, I still feel the need to try everything made by a local brewer. While this wasnít great is is much better than it has been previously. Pours clear brown with a tan head. The aroma some some blackberry, caramel malt and a medicinal berry flavor. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with caramel malt then medicinal berries and an odd sourness. The taste is fairly sharp - not what I think of when something says Scottish ale. The finish has some blackberry characteristics and sharp carbonation giving it a crispness. Crispness is great in a pilsener, but a Scottish ale? Adequate for a fruit beer, but it is far from what it advertises itself as.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OíFallon Blackberry Scottish-Style Ale
12 oz bottle
Medium pour in a goblet
Recent bottling, imbibed 11/06
Poured a clear brown with an average off-white fizzy quickly diminishing head.
Smelt of light smokiness, tea leaves and blackberries.
Taste was upfront light bittersweet raspberry ice tea followed by a slight smoke taste on a short to average length finish. Palate was light bodied, watery, and fizzy.
Overall, the beer tasted like unsweetened raspberry iced tea. Iím not sure if thatís a good thing or not, but a cool odd combination.
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This bottle gets my vote as the worst label ever. However, I do like other products of this brewer and will give it a try. It has a nice aroma and is dominated by sweet raspberries. Flavor is, obviously, raspberry but there is smoke underneath it and some malts, also. As it warms some dark fruit pops up. This beer tends to taste like raspberries in coffee. The flavor is interesting and unique, but not all that great.