I saw your post, but ignored it because I never consider testers as an available option. Couldn't test even if I were so luckily selected. Your's is also a cross unlike the ones I listed unless the SSH is the SS Hashplant & not SS Haze. The lines I mentioned are all heavyish on the indica and a few are built with close cousins. On the surface this could explain a lot of our differences.believe me, the ssh x pu f3 testers definitely had berry. one had a slight cough syrup thing that worked perfectly with it, but sour berry was the dominate smell. I still have buds, I would send you some if it wasn't such a hassle... I'll admit that it does change a little with time, but not stinky or nasty ever... it smokes like semi-sour candied blackberries and a sort of cedary incensey thing, put together with how blue velvet would taste if it was a flavor. that was only the ssh/f3 cross, but that is pretty much the flavor... actually, it's a very good description if I do say so myself.
What you describe is basically what I was looking for to begin with, a true purple with blackberry hash terps and chem power. 2 outta 3 aint bad & I'm not complaining. This stuff is literally & figuratively the shit. Just want an experience similar to yours. Black Raz maybe? Still have more beans. Would just like to hear if others are getting noticeably varying phenos of available lines.
Strawberry Unicorn 5 ladies - Sour Milk/Shit or Dry Cereal/Shit - not even a hint of berry(thankfully no balls on those @AdvancedBuffalo)
Purple Wookie v2 11 ladies - Cedar Citrus/Shit - lavender aftertaste(cannot articulate how good this was)
Pillow Book 3 ladies - Hashy/Earthy Shit - All around disappointment
PU5 & BLF so far mostly poo.
When I say shit I don't mean like a fresh turd up close. More like the way a nursery or a petting zoo from a distance smells. Its not overpowering, its just there. Have had this same profile come up in a Mendo/Bubba/OG2 line that was affectionately known in these parts as "butthole."
Oddly enough, did have several Pinball Wizards that would fit your description of sour berry/ cherry-like when I was expecting fresh, citrus, and peppery. Others leaned heavily cedar/lavender obviously from the Wook. That cross uses the SSHaze.
Feel ya on the exchanging things too. If only our republic wasn't a lie.