GRM (3199) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sample, cask, Volo’s Cask Days, savoured on October 27 2012; eye: orangey, clear, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: vegetables, smoky, meaty; mouth: vegetables, smoky, meaty, Brussels sprout, short finale in vegetables, watery, light body, average carbonation, thin; overall: once is enough
Échantillon, cask, Cask Days de Volo, savourée le 27 octobre 2012; œil : orangée, limpide, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : légumes, fumé, viandeux; bouche : légumes, fumé, viandeux, choux de Bruxelles, finale courte en légumes, aqueuse, corps léger, carbonatation moyenne, mince; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
Lubiere (10721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin off white head. in aroma, sour ale with light peaty notes. In mouth, a sourish brash malt with light lactic and smokey notes, OK. Cask at Cask Days 2012.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[4880-20121027] Cask. Asparagus pee and Brussels sprouts straw aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange body with a quick foamy white head. More sprouts and old meat in the flavour. Medium body. Oh wow, they weren’t kidding. (4/3/4/3/9) 2.3
(Cask Days 2012 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
robinvboyer (3367) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Yup, had to try it.
Aroma is err, umm....rotten cabbage, garbage water, sulphur. It was rough. The flavor and finish were just boring. Sweet grains, honey, light grass.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. Hazy gold with a huge and fairly long-lasting fluffy off-white head. Smells ... not good; sulfur, fermented dumpster, sour grain ... so far, not a good idea, no. The taste (nose held) is simple and just boring - honey and grain, only weakly vegetal, no alcohol. Average body, airy mouthfeel, finishes quick and leaves a vaguely grassy aftertaste ... apart from the aroma this isn’t horrific.
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On cask at Cask Days 2012. The best thing about this beer is the name. That they got right. Soapy aftertaste.
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2012-10-27. As one person put it, if you don’t like this it’s your own damn fault - They warned you right there in the name! Golden body, small head. Strong aroma of brussel sprouts have earthy lightly smokey touches to it. I actually tried this twice thanks to my "lovely" wife who served it to me a second time blind... The second time it smelled more like asparagus pee so perhaps there is some subliminal interpretation there to the brussel sprouts quality. The flavour is similar, earthy, vaguely smokey green vegetation meets brussel sprouts. Some pale malt if you can get past the green veg. I did not find this particularly sour despite the description on the list. Average plus bodied palate. I am curious to know if this was a bit of a lark, or if they genuinely hoped this would turn out to be fantastic. I did not care for it. It was kind of awful. Cask Days 2012 at Brick Works, Toronto
"I’m told it was a beautiful Belgian day. The smell of waffles and brussel sprouts filled the summer air."
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow. Brussels sprouts are obnoxious little things. The aroma from this was overpowering and hard to overcome. Surprisingly, if you could get past that, the beer itself actually tasted pretty good.