O'Fallon Blackberry Scottish Ale

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   ABV: -
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.

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Tmoney99 (14854) - 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.

Dogbrick (13547) - 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.

j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
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.

hopdog (12953) - 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.

jcwattsrugger (12517) - 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.

shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Light sweet blackberry and bread aroma. Clear light cola brown with no head. Sour smokey malt flavor with light unripe blackberry aftertaste. Scottish ale and fruit isn’t a great combination - the ale flavor doesn’t agree wtih the blackberry. I would have like either flavor better separately, just don’t really like them together.

hopscotch (11181) - 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!

kp (10881) - 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

MartinT (10037) - 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...

3fourths (9357) - 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.

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