I was a bit surprised with Berry Blast (now known as Cryptic Blast) as it is such a radical departure from what you'd expect in a mixed berry juice. While it's not necessarily a bad flavor, but it does seem to strive so hard to be different you can't help but yearn for something a bit for familiar to your palate.
With this juice Evo takes a complete U-turn from a traditional berry flavor profile and instead of focusing on a sweet side of things, they indulge more in a darker, more complex, tart, semi-sweet and mildly sour taste with this one. You start with a blend of berries that stays consistent start to finish. You don't get notes of different fruits during the vape, just a straightforward vague berry taste. I guess Cryptic Blast is a fitting name as you taste berries but can't really distinguish any single flavor within it.
On the exhale you start to taste a more complicated flavor profile intertwined with the berries. More of a dark, tart style of flavor begins to emerge and at the very finish a slight rough sour note wraps it up.
It does start very mellow and smooth but quickly diverts into a different expirience than you'd typically expect in a flavor like this. Again, it's not a terrible flavor, but not exactly a great one either.
In the end it reminds me a bit like wine, and mind you I'm not really a wine person. You get some pleasant notes, some tart flavors, semi-sweet notes, a dash of sour and bitter. It creates a really interesting, complex web of flavors but not something I can necessarily indulge in that often. Especially with that slight sour note at the end.
While I applaud Evo for making something totally different here, for me this one will be there simply when I need a brief break from my main flavors.
Reviewed using: Caliburn