WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Sounded interesting and didn’t cost too much. The pour was good, dark reddish/brown with little tanish head. Smelled pretty good, a lot more like berries than a Scottish ale or anything else. Tasted ok, but a little too watered down, but still something I might drink again. badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Dark copper color with a thick head. I can definitely smell the components of this (peat, blackberry, sweet malt), but I’m not sure they are blending so smoothly. An almost sour, slightly tart hint. Strong, sweet malt body with a definite ring of blackberries. Thankfully it seems like fresh blackberry, not a horrid extract that ruins the beer. I think the very subtle smoke is too much and it sets up a bad contrast. I’ll certainly finish the bottle and may even drink it again in my life, but it’s not high on my list. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2007
12 oz bottle attained from Friar Tucks in Peoria. Pours a red brwon color with a thin white head. Nose of chocolate, licorice, blackberry and fig. Blackberry/fruit flavors a little watery finishes with black licorice. Ok. shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Pours a deep amber brown color with khaki colored head. Aroma is malty, some roast, and artificial blackberry. Flavor is malty, with a light fruit finish. BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
I’m very much surprised to see the rating of this beer on this site; I thought it was good, better in fact than the Wheach, which I also liked. I would recommend this beer; it was like a good blackberry iced tea, except replace the tea part with a very mild Scotch Ale. I really liked it.
The beer poured a hazy red with good head formation. Aroma was quite berry-ish, with not a lot of Scotch ale aroma. However, flavor was definitely Scotch ale with some berry aftertaste. The beer flavor is pretty mild for a Scotch ale, but with some good berry aftertaste. I found it quite refreshing, and I really liked it; better than the Wheach in fact.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2007
12oz bottle poured in a Sam Adams special glass. This beer pours just like tea with a quickly disappearing head. It has a complex fruity ester aroma mixed with a touch of garbage. It’s a mid-level quality ale with some nicely infused fruit (maybe blackberry but I won’t swear to it) flavors. All in all it isn’t bad but it is something that I’ll probably drink no more than once a year and that’s just because it’s local. cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007
A pretty gross odor at first, but it settled down to an average ale. Clear brown color with light brown head. A bit of a sour fruitiness to it. demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2007
12 oz Bottle: Blackberry, dark malts, caramel, it smells quite like a Scottish tan a fruit beer. More of the notes and the appearance of a Scottish ale than a fruit beer. Anyway, Appearance is dark but clear reddish/maroon color with a medium sized tan head that lingers. Taste is quite fruity though with the blackberries coming through in the taste big time. The Malts take a back seat and the subtle caramel and toffee notes are there too. Overall, It smelled good at first but it ended up like any other fruit beer, I did not enjoy this beer. Gabemik (46) - Joplin, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pours a hazy purple with a light head. The aroma is full of blackberry. The mouthfeel and taste is where this brew falls down. Thin and fizzy, with just a hint of the blackberry that the aroma promised. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2007
Hazy, dirty orange-brown body, thin buff head. Aroma of burnt caramel, peat, and blackberry syrup. Light, thin body, emphasizing peat, with toast, caramel, and rather subtle blackberry that diminishes in the long, smoky aftertaste. Light tartness. Just too watered-down.