shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/09/2007: OFallon Blackberry Scottish-Style Ale is brown in color with a small, frothy beige head. Based on the first pass at the aroma, this beer smells more like whiskey than blackberry anything. Subsequent sniffs reveal more caramelized malt and a very, very faint berry (barely noticeable). The flavor is caramelized malt with some weak chocolate, fruitiness, and some seedy berry that starts to become noticeable after several sips and as the beer get several degrees warmer (but it’s still very subdued). The maltiness of the beer is rich and there is a welcomed dryness that really adds to the enjoyment of htis beer. The body of this beer is medium to medium-full and is quite smooth and goes down vrey easy. Overall, this is a good beer, but the blackberry isn’t really noticeable at all. That’s fine, but maybe O’Fallon should just make a plain Scottish Ale and just leave out the blackberries (or just drop it from the label!) since the base of this beer is quite tasty on its own.
12 fl. oz. bottle from The Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky. Rating #78 for this beer...
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is medium to high jammy fruitiness- somewhat artificial and slick sweetness some fusels phenolics jammy raspberry and earth with pepper and apple skin. Flavor is apple and grape juice, tannic and skin-like , juicy moderate caramel maltiness becomes slick with fruit juic- woody and pitty as well- bitter and a sligth oxidized garbage note as it opens up. Eh.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Max’s Tasting @ Pauls. Pours as a brune body with an off white head. Lighter fruity scotch notes, with some woody notes. Watered down caramel very thin with a hint of oxidized fruit notes in the background. Poor.
j12601 (7859) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear caramel brown with a thin white head. Faint berry, little grain and cardboard. Slightly oxidized malt, a little bit astringent. Finishes slightly sweet, with a little more cardboard.
monkeychugg55 (956) - 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.
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pour was slightly hazy brown, a little carbonation and a fruity (and smoky?) aroma. Flavor was malt, some syrupy fruit. This one just didn’t do much for me. I wouldn’t suggest buying,
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Pours a brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of berries seems pretty artificial. Some darker sweet malts in the aroma. The taste is very interesting, with some light fruit/berry in there, along with light peat, smoke and earthy malts. Medium mouthfeel, with a slightly astringent finish. Certainly an interesting beer, but I personally did not enjoy the fruit notes in this style of beer. Worth a try though.
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.
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This bottled brew from Fort Wayne, IN poured a very small sized head of quickly diminishing light brown colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a slightly hazy softly carbonated brown colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma was mildly fruity with malty notes. The mouth feel was tingly and crisp from start to finish with a malty backing. The flavor contained notes of malt and mild fruit. An OK so so brew.
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very small tan head that mostly endured, splotchy lacing, hazy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and a ruby brown hue. The nose was mostly malt, sweet, hints of chocolate, and extremely light blackberry. Almost non-existent blackberry. Ditto for the flavor. Fairly smooth, thin mouthfeel and light-medium bodied. Easy to drink, nothing special and easily forgettable. Next!!