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OFallon Blackberry Scottish Ale

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Brewed with six different types of barley, this is a flavorful malty beer, a traditional Scottish Ale -- with a subtle hint of blackberry...smooth from start to finish.


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (7862) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Light sweet blackberry and bread aroma. Clear light cola brown with no head. Sour smokey malt flavor with light unripe blackberry aftertaste. Scottish ale and fruit isn’t a great combination - the ale flavor doesn’t agree wtih the blackberry. I would have like either flavor better separately, just don’t really like them together.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Saw there was a blackberry beer out there, and knew I had to give it a try. Wow, this is surprisingly good. Not sure whyh it’s rated so low, I really like this beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (8211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2006
I had this beer on my want list for over a year, only because I’ve had a few others from OFallon, and even though they’ve mostly been terrible, they at least attempt to bring something new to the table. I like weird beer, so wanted to find this one some day. Found a bottle in Nashville, TN actually, and overall I’d have to say it was a similar experience with their other beers, meaning it tasted and smelled downright lousy, but at least it was something new. Has a slightly hazy ruby red colored body, maybe some dark orange hues as well. Very nasty nose of artificial "randomberry" flavoring, with some candy-like grape scents as well. Smells like a magic marker and cheap candy. Stinging cheap plasticy berry and sugar flavors everywhere. I poured most of it out, but at least it was interesting to try.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2006
I had low expectations since scottish ale seems a bit bland to me and this label seemed really cheesy but I enjoyed this. I admire a brewer that pushes the envelope. The strong fruit note worked. Not too sweet. Nice change of pace. A single from steve’s on university.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2006
12oz bottle pours fairly clear brownish amber with a short offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some. Aromas of caramel malt, under blackberries. Flavor is pretty much the same blackberry and caramel with a light hint of smoke.. Medium body with ample carbonation and a somewhat watery palate. Really not much to this one. Pretty simple brew that didn’t impress me much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2006
Clear amber brown color with a big beige head. Aroma is very fruity. Flavor of blackberries and caramel malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle. Dark reddish beown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Light tart fruit roasted malt aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a light sweet finish that was short. Not my style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3130) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
This is a bit of a ho-hum beer. The color is a clear medium brown. The aroma is mostly malty, but there’s this artificial-like fruitiness that is a bit off-putting. The flavor is much the same. It’d be just a boring beer without the attempt at the fruit, but that fruit, even if it is real, doesn’t really mesh well with the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Bottle - fruity, malty and smokey aroma. Deep brown colored, but opaque, with a beige head. Smoke is the predominate flavor. Malt and the blackberry float in and out and smoke reappears in the finish. Very interesting! I’d have a very hard time calling this a fruit beer, though. Good!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3360) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 12oz bottle-An aroma of blackberry on a dark amber body with a head that dissipates into a thin lace. A smoky taste throughout with a blackberry taste on the front end. Not very much malt character for a scottish ale. Too much smoked taste tastes like it came from the smoked porter.


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