mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much thicker then most fruit berrs, this one is not bad at all. WHile like a slightly thinner conmsitencey, the flavor is really nice. Like Blue creek blueberry (which is a bit better), this is a subtle beer without overt sweetness. Yet the sweet undertone is nice and almost makes up for the heavy finish
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.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft samples at the St Louis Microfest 5/13/06: This presents dark brown with a good tan topping. It’s got a different smoky edge to it with the berry on top. Pretty good offering from one of my emerging favorite brewers.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this one bottled. Copper pour with a thick, persistant head. A bit sweet in the nose, berries and bourbon. The flavor is not dominated by berries, however. This is a complex beer with some interesting maltiness going on.
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.
monkeychugg55 (950) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky dark brown with a medium off-white head that doesn’t last very long. Good aroma of bready, roasted malt, some blackberries, and a touch of peat. The flavor is sweet and fruity upfront, with roasted Scottish malts on the finish. Fruit is not over powering, but complementary. Lightly bodied but very tasty. I’m not a big fan of fruit beers, but this one surprised me.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark amber color with a nice eggshell head on it. Aroma has some nice sour cherry funk goin on. The taste is very bland at first and then follows with a nice subtle berry flavor. It tastes kinda like those bottlecap things i used to get on halloween back in the day, or a very chill version of a pixie stick.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma like a geuze, which I love. :) It’s got that sour vinegar-y, funky cheese thing going on, but layered nicely over the butterscotch, alcohol, berry-berry kix aroma. The flavors were like blackberry perservatives, butterscotch, carmel, strawberry, malts, and a nice smooth mouthfeel to round it out well. Still has a bit of funk to it, but I’ll take it!
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!