watchman146 (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
High gravity beer offers an intensity of taste and appearance. The passionate mauve coloring, and the smooth taste disarm the drinker but without the dissipation of similar big market beers. Soft Parade has a medium sweetness that compliments the full body experience, ending with a long finish. Very enjoyable beer that is one of the best premium brews offered by Short’s.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle scored via trade. Pours a hazy, translucent, purply red with a thin, creamy white head. The aroma is very surprising, tons of berry, actually juicy smelling, strawberry, raspberry, grape jelly, leafy vegetables. Flavor is berry jam, raspberry cobbler, grape jelly, strawberry, with a distinct alcohol presence, some sweet malts too. Finish is medium bodied with a touch of tartness. The nose is great, the beer could have more of a malt backbone to stand up to all the other flavors.
Cletus (6245) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pinkish amber with a nice sustained head. Aroma is dominated by berries, some dry malty hints, floral notes. Tastes of pronounced berries, some dryness, some funky undertones with a dry finish.
deyholla (5370) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the bottle at the 2010 February Circle City Tasting. Poured a hazy reddish orange with a slight brown hue and minimal head. Flavor was full of sweet fruits including strawberry, cherry and a bit of blueberry with a slight tart undertone. Flavor had the same berry flavors and was sweet, but was balanced by a hint of tartness and alcohol.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Feb 2010 Indy tasting - Aroma is loaded with berries, fruit roll-up and Wonka Runts fruit candy. Flavor is sweet berry candy with a real sour fruit back. Palate is sticky and tart. The berry flavor is so strong and overwhelming, I just couldn’t get into it.
illidurit (1948) - Sonora, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the free table at Woodshop 5.0. Pours a light muddy brown color with a smallish beige head. Striking berry aroma/flavor with blackberries and blueberries especially. Additional notes of caramel, chocolate, and dark bread crusts. Alcohol is undetectable and I was shocked to see this was 10%.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby pour, pinkish head. Aroma is loaded with berries, stone fruit and honey. Flavor is fruity and pretty nice. Creamy mouthfeel, some yeast and bready notes are in the background.
Onslow (1016) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour form a 12 oz bottle. Nice aroma dominated with fruit. Pleasnat flavor with a definate ale-ness to it. Nice.
skoll (402) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium sized pinkish head. The aroma was very fruity; strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, thrown together and mixed with a touch of sugar. The flavor opens with the same burst of fruit; berries that have been freshly picked, mild sweetness, and a slight herbal quality. Midway the fruits fade and the finish is dry pale malt and slightly bitter. Medium-full bodied. The alcohol hits you at the finish.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Eastman Party Shoppe in Midland MI. Pours a ruby amber with a huge retentive pale pink head. Nice one dimensional berry aroma. Medium bodied with a fine Belgian like carbonation. Perhaps a little on the thin side. You sense the malt on the tongue, but the dominating flavor is raspberry and strawberry, but without the sweetness. Slightly acidic finish has some green apple and tea. Alcohol very well hidden. This reminds me of home brewed fruit beer.