PhillyBeer2112 (2876) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Reddish purple with a off-white head. Weak aroma, a touch of dusty malts and just a hint of berry. Vague earthiness. Soft maltiness, with a dry ashy character and again just a hint of any berry. Medium, soft mouthfeel is its only real plus. Quite a bit of a letdown. Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Watery-brownish color, like old cola. A little bit of tan head. Nice aroma--very strong berry. Bland flavor. Sweet, flat, a bit of berries and malt but not much more. Not so great. mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
i was not a fan of the blackberry with the scottish style combination. i was quite disappointed with it zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Oh this is nice-peat and malt with a tasty blackberry undercurrent. Smoky and sweet. I’m with the Dean on this one- I don’t know why this is rated so low. If it had more body, it’d really be good. hopscotch (11175) - 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!
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a darker orange color, this beer is more malt than Blackberry. Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. Slightly hazy clear orange color with a reddish tint. Smells of light berries and subdued peated malt. Flavor is similar, but the fruit is more subdued and the smoky malt, although still subtle, is a bit more prominent. Reminds me of a smoked raspberry Tootsie Pop. Dry and overly effervescent with a detracting medicinal note at the end. vyvvy (6572) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2006
While I have tried to stop rating beer that I’m pretty sure will be bad, I still feel the need to try everything made by a local brewer. While this wasn’t great is is much better than it has been previously. Pours clear brown with a tan head. The aroma some some blackberry, caramel malt and a medicinal berry flavor. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor starts with caramel malt then medicinal berries and an odd sourness. The taste is fairly sharp - not what I think of when something says Scottish ale. The finish has some blackberry characteristics and sharp carbonation giving it a crispness. Crispness is great in a pilsener, but a Scottish ale? Adequate for a fruit beer, but it is far from what it advertises itself as. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2006
O’Fallon Blackberry Scottish-Style Ale
12 oz bottle
Medium pour in a goblet
Recent bottling, imbibed 11/06
Poured a clear brown with an average off-white fizzy quickly diminishing head.
Smelt of light smokiness, tea leaves and blackberries.
Taste was upfront light bittersweet raspberry ice tea followed by a slight smoke taste on a short to average length finish. Palate was light bodied, watery, and fizzy.
Overall, the beer tasted like unsweetened raspberry iced tea. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but a cool odd combination. Strykzone (7489) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
This bottle gets my vote as the worst label ever. However, I do like other products of this brewer and will give it a try. It has a nice aroma and is dominated by sweet raspberries. Flavor is, obviously, raspberry but there is smoke underneath it and some malts, also. As it warms some dark fruit pops up. This beer tends to taste like raspberries in coffee. The flavor is interesting and unique, but not all that great.