Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Only Fall Beer Festival. Pours very dark brown with small light brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and fruit with a gentle roastiness. Flavour is super sweet chocolate that manages not to be suckly and cherry and other fruitness with a bit of roastiness in the background. Carbonation is on the light side. Quite nice.
mojorisn (26) - - NOV 3, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I gotta start rating beers that I don’t love. Since this is rated in retrospect I figured what the hell, perfect score it is. Probably my favourite from Cask Days, although I haven’t went through the list and checked off the multitude I sampled yet. Oh, and of course, besides the Du de Ciel Soulstice D’Hiver and Peche Mortel.
The taste was bitter sweet chocolate, with a very full bodied syrupy texture. Bit hoppy, and some lovely malt action going on. Drank like a chocolate wine (especially at 12.5%) if such a thing existed, only smoother like fondue. And loved the low carbonation bit.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. The beer of the festival for my wife - she had at least 5 pours of it. Black, smallish but lasting creamy foamy light brown head. Smells exactly like Lindt Truffle Dark Chocolate - rich, dark, nutty; some alcohol, but more like 6%, not the listed 12% (although she did get tipsy really fast on this) (8+). Taste follows, more alcohol - like a very good chocolate liqueur, virtually no bitterness at all (8-). Thick, creamy, mild carbonation - it is so smooth and rich, you only notice a little residual light herbal and alcohol-driven bitterness in the very tail end. Amazing stuff, not to sound sexist, but could be roofies-in-a-glass for women; guys, take note ;-)
solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow this is a sexy pruduct. Smells malty and swampy. Aroma has smokiness, lots of funky hops and a little booze. Pours jet black with tons of lacing - coated my glass completely. There’s a great bite of hops as well as a thick, syrupy consistency. After taste is bitter and spicy. Only problem is a slight note of swampiness that reminds me of the odd smell of Hellwoods. Just an imperfection at this point with this beer, though. Cask at volos.
AGAquino (656) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
#oncask at Cask Days 2012. Extreme chocolate, aromas and flavours. Sweet syrupy, as opposed to bitter chocolate. I agree with previous comment, more carbonation would help, but good nonetheless.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 2013-04-05. Black body with a large brown head, nice lace. 4+ Strong chocolatey aroma, cocoa, notes of Ovaltine. 8++ Flavour is quite sweet, chocolate syrup and cocoa notes. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3++ Bottle from the LCBO signed by the band.
Our whole brew kettle was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion yeast divisions started. Wait...
The wort began to cool,
The beer geeks began to drool,
Brewmasters developed tools,
We packaged kegs (we built a beer-amid),
Malt, hops, sugary, fermented by the yeasties,
That all started with a yeast bang!
2012-10-27. Black body is near headless. 3+ Big chocolatey aroma, notes of Hershey syrup, melted chocolate ice cream. 7++ Flavour is similar, fairly intense flavour of chocolate syrup and chocolate, sweet dark malt below if you look really hard. 7+ Smooth full bodied palate is nearly flat, which is unfortunate since a bit more carbonation would significantly increase the drinkability. 3+ Lingering chocolate syrup. Not particularly complex, but richly sweet and tasty. Becomes a bit heavy after a bit. Might be better suited to a draft presentation in my opinion. Good stuff. As Mark Henry Sexual Chocolate at Cask Days 2012 at Brick Works, Toronto