paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, pours a dark purple brown with an off white/pinkish head. Aroma of blackberries, dark fruit, oak, a hint of chocolate, yeasty funk. Flavor is blackberries, slightly tart, some oak, hints of chocolate and a slight touch of vanilla. Sweet and tart finish. Very enjoyable in this summery weather we’ve been enjoying here in So Cal.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@dmacs UFC100 Gathering–750ml bottle–pours a thin tan head and hazy brown color with orange tint. Aroma is tart blackberry, medium malt. Taste is tart blackberry, medium malt, earthy.
larryLSB (447) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 750ml thanks to illidurit. Purplsih -muddy brown with a small white/purple tinted head. Great nose of berries and chocolate. Not as sour as expected, quite good with a nice finish.
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a purple brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of blackberries, vanilla, dry oak, wild yeast, citrus, and toast. Taste of blackberries, citrus, dry wood, light acidity, and a sour finish.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Iowaherkeye for sharing this, pours deep and hazy reddish brown with a thin off white head. Nose is faint blackberry and some soapiness. The flavor is subtle but quite the same as the nose, with nothing in the finish that I was hoping for.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL no date from Monument. Hazy auburn with a 1/2 finger off-white head. Fake blackberries in the aroma with some light soap, hints of wheat. Flavor continues with a dry finish, acidity @ a 3. Mod carb with light carb. Speed rating, and not that good!
illidurit (2199) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the color of blackberry preserves, with a little dark caramel color in the highlights. Lasting ring of pinkish ecru head. Aroma is very oaky with sweet milk chocolate notes and unripe berries. Flavor is blackberry seeds with raspberry cordial sweetness. Solid tartness but not sour by any means. Obvious oak influence. A little too bubbly at first but it settles down. Finish is pleasantly dry. Way better than the Kriek.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hamilton’s Tavern. Pours deep brown with a purple-ish hue. Head was about 1/4 inch thick and was off white/ pink in color. Nose of fresh black berries and other dark fruits. Aroma was slightly tart with hints of oak and vinegar as well. Flavor was sweet and sour. Pretty much what I expected from Cascade, good, not great.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle courtesy of illidurit. Opaque red-brown with a light brown, almost pink tinted head. The aroma caught me off guard because of the blast of milk chocolate. Pretty oaky with the chocolate and a rich blackberry quality as well. The flavor has some chocolate and is lightly sour with lots of berry. Very effervescent with a lighter body. While the aroma was bursting with chocolate, the flavor was more dry and tart. Pretty cool.
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #6. ]
Unclear medium to dark amber red color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly - fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is berry sour - tart, sour raisin, cherry, cask wood, lactic, leather. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.