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Black Creek Barrel Aged Spiced Pumpkin Ale

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Brewed by Black Creek Historic Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Cask only.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
Cask@Volo. Indistinguishable nose, some malt, pitfruit, hazy brown, small tan head. Taste has the pumpkin like notes, cloves, allspice. Light bodied, though quite a well made beer.Yaay for pumpkin! Really good offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
VOLO CASK - nice solid sweetness, very hop-dry and pleasant. No trace of pumpkin taste. Aroma and taste a little squashy, no spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2009
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2009’. Pours a murky brown with a large long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of pumpkin and spices along with caramel malt and fruit. Flavour’s quite bitter, there’s lots of hops in there -- surprising for a Pumpkin Ale -- along with pumpkin, spices and some wood in the finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6303) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2009. Murky deep orange with a huge fluffy/foamy yellowish head. Thick, pungently spicy aroma, redolent of oil-based paint, with thick vaguely vegetal ketone sharpness - interesting, not sure I loved it. The taste - ah, that’s better - huge dry allspice presence with some alcohol, and malt/pumpkin backing - nice. Thick, slightly boozy (yes) mouthfeel, with a long dry pungently spicy linger. Good, not something I would drink a lot of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
[2556-20091031] Cask. odd fruity rind and sweet candy aroma. Murky, dark brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter fresh tree bark malt flavour has some generic gourd in a long bittersweet finish. Medium-full bitter body. Huge kick at first, really interesting to try.
(Cask Days @ Volo; Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2009
Volo – Cask Fest 2009
Appearance: thick hazy look , mid top , light tanned top.
Nose: caramel front with hint of pumpkin spice , berry sweet fruity end.
Flavor/Palate : Mid light bodied, citric hop feel up front . Bitter fruitiness with hint of alcohol dryness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3583) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
Volo Cask Days 2009. murky amber pour, small frothy head. Aroma of canned pumpkin pie filling, its as simple as that. Im thinking they made this beer with canned filling. Its a pumpkin ale lacking the big pungent spices you normally get in a pumpkin beer. There is a lack of cloves, and i would say cinnamon, but i really enjoy it. Its just a sweet pumpkin beer, not sharp spiciness, just low key, smooth, and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2009
On cask at Cask Days. Appearance: murky orange with a thick yellow/brown head. Aroma: bitter orange, ever so slight raw pumpkin, apple skins and yeast. Flavour: bitter, malt, nice amount of hops, bitter pumpkin, wood, lovely ’cask’ finish. Also had 4 days later. The flavor has taken a seriously tart & sour characteristic, lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
2009-10-31. Murky dark amber brown body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Spicy, fruity-pumpkin aroma is pleasant. Flavour is similar, spice up front, fruity pumpkin main, fairly bitter the hops grow in the flavour as the glass goes on. Pretty decent, the hopping is an interesting change in a pumpkin beer as many tend to be sweeter with bitterness coming from the spices. Enjoyable. Cask at Volo Cask Days 2009

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