Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy GodOfThunder. Pours a dark black cherry color with crimson highlights at the edge. A foamy tan head settles very slowly to a thin, lasting blanket. Soapy lacing mostly breaks apart and rejoins the body. The nose displays tart black and blue berries up front, with a virgin American oak softness and notes of vanilla. Flavors follow suit, tangy blackberry staying pretty true to the name, with a dry, earthy oakiness that takes the tartness down a notch. Drier than some of the other Cascade sours, this one is sports a finer carbonation and feels less soda-like overall. Straightforward, tasty stuff.
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… GSRARO Throwdown… Murky prune-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Subdued aroma consists of oak earthiness, acidity and blackberry sweetness. Light-bodied, watery and effervescent. Fruity, sour, funky flavor. Tart, tangy, dry finish. Kudos to GodOfThunder for providing this one!
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Thanks FlacoAlto! Pours a nice muddy maroon with a dense pinkish tan head. Aroma is dominated by sweet blackberry and currant. Perhaps a touch of oak is there with a vigorous swirl and a light diacetyl hint. Very light and vacant feel- like seltzer on the palate. Nondescript flavor. Neither acidic nor acetic. Light tartness with currant jam, and a tad tannic. Musty old oak, perhaps when it warms. Not much comes through; as it lacks texture and body, big time. Seltzer like.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a brownish/purple with a tanish head. aroma was very nice with berries and had some new car scent to it as well. flavor had a nice berry and tart combination. light/medium body with high carbonation. overall a nice change of pace.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Smell is fruits, berries, leather, malts, grapes, and oak. The look is reddish to brown in color with a nice sized light tan head. The taste is slightly tart, fruits, oak, and berry.
PhillyBeer2112 (2624) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purpley brown. Light pink tinged tan head. Hint of blackberries in the nose. Sweet and sour berries with a fairly good acidity. Fruity finish. I enjoyed this alot.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a pinkish purple body with a purplish beige head. Aroma of blackberries, earthiness, grape juice, and wet leather. Flavor of blackberries, grape jam, and earthiness with somewhat sticky mouthfeel and a dry oak finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a brown hazy color with a medium sized canvas colored head that has a purple tint to it. Pretty good lacing. Nose is blackberries, concord grapes and jam and a faint hint of graham cracker. Mouthfeel is tangy fizzy and acidic and the taste is mostly a combination of communion grape juice, sap, and blackberries. The tastes splits in half on the finish meaning the up front flavors quickly fade. Tasty.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a huge, rocky, light brown head that leaves good lacing covering a very dark, hazy purple-brown body. Aroma of blackberry syrup, blackberry seeds, fruit jam and grapes. Taste is a bit vinous with grape, blackberry, silt and leather. Lively bubbles with a dry mouthfeel.
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep purple pour with a 1 finger beige head. aroma of blackberries and some sourness. nice on the palate with a very smooth flavor of blackberries and wood.