DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Volo Black Monday.
Aroma of cocoa, malt with a hint of coffee, dark brown, tiny tan head and some lace. Flavour is mild cocoa, malt and a trace of liquorice. Light bodied, , very well balanced, good bitterness so easy drinking. Very good.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2076-20090404] Cask. Rich coffee cream and chocolate-infused aroma. Black body with a small long-lasting creamy light tan head and thick lacing. Chocolate cocoa beans and coffee beans flavour. Medium-full body is a little watery. Very enjoyable, nice balance.
(@ The Rhino; Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-04-04. Black body with a tan head with a tan head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt, underlying dry roast mocha notes. (7+) Flavour has a tangy malt core with a roasty bitterness and dry dusty malt character over a sweet dark malty base. Smooth average plus palate is lightly carbonated but is unexpectedly rich for a cask and is pleasing as I often lament the thin body of cask offerings. A very good stout, just a bit dry for my own tastes but that is sort of the point - very well made. I look forward to more releases from the Valley of the Smiling Cat! On cask at Rhino
Spab (2093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rhino during the Cask Ale Crawl. Opaque brownish black with nice tan head. Sweet roastiness in the nose. Nice choclately sweetness and roast in the taste to a very dry finish. Medium bodied. Enjoyable.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Rhino, Cask crawl 2009. Very dark brown/black, good sized just off white bubbly head. Pleasant roasty aroma. Great taste - very dry, medium bodied, incredibly drinkable. Some roast, some dry baker’s chocolate. The best Ontario stout I have ever had - great job Mr. Dickey.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Rhino - came a very, very dark brown with a small mocha head. Aromas of milk chocolate, nougat, espresso, caramel and roasted barley. Flavour similar, with accents of roasted barley being the most prominent. Slightly thin mouthfeel, but for a dry stout, it’s right on style. Wonderful brew, and I hope Paul Dickey keeps this up. Congrats.