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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
12oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks microgrog-pours an off white ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is medium malt-toffee, secondry earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-toffee, secondry earthy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/08/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark blood red, whispy beige head, rich malt aroma with hints of light sweet blackberry offset by some smoke, big creamy body, sweet blackberry balanced by otherwise dry malt flavor, quite tasty, not sure why it’s called a scottish style ale, amazing high rating for a fruit beer but the blackberry is just a character and not the whole story, must have hit the mood just right
-------- /> Date: 05/16/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

with age the blackberry fades and leaves just the malt flavor lacking much character, better fresh,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8540) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2007
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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2005
12oz bottle. Poured a dark orange color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of strong berries and some caramel. Tastes of strong berries, caramel and very light peat. Thin body. Strong berry presence.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
3fourths (7799) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
Peachy fruitiness and round malt sweetness distract from the said blackberries...Roasted and toasted malts form a pleasurable body, accompanied by level-headed sweetness and well-integrated fruit...Nothing spectacular, but an interesting idea nonetheless...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Pours a clear copper amber with a thick, frothy, and lightly-lacing cream-colored head. Aroma is dry, grainy, and earthy with some buried rich caramel and lightly tart blackberry fruitiness. Body starts with some fizzy sweetness and a hint of blackberry sourness, thining considerably before a very dry, sticky, semi-burnt finish. I don’t think that fruit flavors mix very well with Scottish ales. At least the lack of balance leaves something to be desired here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottled. Poured a coppery-orange with a short cap of beige head... some light sediment suspended in there. Nose was of lightly-processed blackberries, toasty caramel and butterscotch, grassy hops, and hints of cheese. I was afraid that the berries would dominate the flavor, but they undertook a nice complementary role instead... along with toasted caramel, toffee, and grassy & piney hops. The back-end may have a tiny bit of peat to it. Sweet and lighter-bodied on the palate. Smoky berry finish was kinda cool. Solid beer and definitely exceeded expectations!


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