omhper (18366) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Black, creamy off white head. Licorice, cocoa and grapefruit. Dryish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Coffee with salt and cream. Mid bitter finish. More hoppy porter than IPA.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown IPA with a thick brown head. In aroma, nice peppery hops over chocolate malts, herbaceous and smooth. In mouth, a nicely roasted chocolate malt with lingering herbal hops, floral, pinhey, quite well done. Thanks probstk!
rlgk (8506) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. Almostblack beer with à decent brownish head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, metal, perfume, quite bitter, still with nice balance. Hoppy metallic flavor, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, licorice, perfume notes, some fruits, hay, crisp, mango and pine needles. Hoppy metallic finish with grapes, mango, licorice and some hay,
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Volo. Deep black pour with a tight tan head. The aroma is quite hoppy. Lots of dark malt and a bit of licorice as well. Herbal and a little bit grassy. There is a lot of fresh hop character, but its not nearly as resinous as other examples I’ve had. Malts are quite well developed with loads of bittersweet cocoa and some very lovely sticky hop oils. There is a slight savoury component that I quite enjoy in here as well. Soft bitterness but loads of hop flavour. It’s a pretty solid take on the style - approachable yet distinct.
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Volo 2009 Cask Fest. Cross-style, it is a well-hopped porter. Stouty, there is mollasses. Pours dark with a soapy head.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2011 2011-02-19. Very dark brown body with a nice foamy brown head. 4+ Herbaceous leafy green aroma, muted dry roast malt with a brief whisp of coffee that seemingly flees once spotted. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly hoppy, with a green leafy hops character up front, modest roast and cocoa notes below along with variable waves of citrus hop character. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is slightly thinner than my own preference but full enough to carry the beer. 3+ Very drinkable. More well rounded than I recall previous samples being. 7+/4+/8/3+/16 – 3.8 Tap at The Only Café Winter Festival, Toronto
2009-11-29. Dark brown body with a modest tan head and lace. Modest aroma has Newcastle like brown ale touches beneath a modestly hoppy character. Muted vegetation, bit mild overall. 6+ Flavour is odd at first, interesting hops, light vegetation, light citrus, mild roast and underlying malt. Pleasant dilute citrus lingers in the finish. Flavours come together better as the glass goes on. Average plus palate suits it. Decent. 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4On tap at Volo, Toronto
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a deep clear black to brown with ruby highlights and a thin tanned beige head. Dry roast and sticky piney hop aromas. Just on the thin side of medium with a nice soft roast and chocolate Finishes a bit softer than expected from the hop profile, but with some nice light roast components and a bit of grapefruit bitterness.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Volo
Appearance: clear brown with mid creamy top.
Nose: soft nose , mellow with leafy hops, clean in character , touch of brown malt.
Flavor/Palate : brown malts , with creamy textures , slight fruity notes , bit thin as whole.
Plovmand (6036) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a creamy long lasting dense creamy beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, tobacco, citrus, fruit and liquorice. The flavour is roasted and fruity with notes of citrus and liquorice. Quaffable.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle ( 341ml ). At Cowbell. Clear yet nearly opaque ruby / brown-black with a somewhat small creamy tan head with a bit of lacing. Up-front Cascade resiny hop bitterness decently backed with dry roast cocoa/nutty malt and a hint of powdered milk. Taste is quite dry, slightly sweet but mostly nutty, coffee & cocoa - slightly herbal bitter, not as much "C" hoppiness as in the aroma. Average body, pleasing low-level but lasting carbonation, with a sweet up-front and a dry, somewhat quick grassy bitterness for a linger. Overall quite decent, could be a tad roastier, but it’s clean, not sour or harsh - I would drink it again.