DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fine malty nose, some pitfruit, light auburn, a small custard head. Taste is mild malt, touch of fruit. Light bodied, balanced, pleasantly bitter,very sessionable. Quite good.
DerWeg (1562) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Volo - Mild sweet grain, light red berry fruit, dry light hops, balanced.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at íVolo Cask Days 2009í. Pours a somewhat clear golden-amber with a lasting creamy off-white head. Mild aroma of grassy hops and caramel malt. Slightly watery flavour of mild grassy hops along with caramel malt and a very light bitter finish. Average bodied. Just OK.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bar Volo Cask Days. Ambar colour with nice white head. Hops, and malt aroma. Nice hop bitter flavour with slight vegatable and malt.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2009. I guess I was the only one to love this beer. Hazy amber with a large, lasting fluffy beige head. Dry aroma, mild pine duff, black tea with lemon - the taste followed - lemon/yea, herbal, with light crisp red apple sweetness - quite dry and crisp, lovely. Soft, dry, leafy mouthfeel, a bit still, but really well-balanced with a perfect finish. A lovely, lovely cask! Youíre all wrong.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask @ Volo cask days: Appearance: Copper body with a full, proud white head. Aroma: Hmm, grassy, hay hops with malt, oats and pepper. Flavour: Grassy, hops. bitter enough but with a mild almost creamy mouthfeel and a light bitter finish.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2555-20091031] Cask. Odd wet leaf and watery apple aroma. Clear, orange amber body with quick white bubbles. Mild fresh wood flavour and watery fruit with a butter finish. Medium body. Fair.
(Cask Days @ Volo; Toronto, ON)
Finwe (420) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Churchill Arms, Kensington & Chelsea. Colour something between ruby and amber. Scarsely any head at all. Malty aroma with some fruits also present. Soft, malty flavour with notes of caramel and hops. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad by any means, but in my opinion could be better off with something little extra.
liinis (1719) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Olutkellari Helsinki Real Ale tap. Deep Red clear, no head. Very flat and light. like ice tea.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask handpull, The Raven, Bath. Brilliant lacing bronze. Bit of orange and tea. Light herbal hop and caramel hints. Thatís it. Dead.