blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Cask Days 2012. First beer of the day! Pours black with a small bubbly light-brown head. Aroma is spicy (not sure if I get Chai though) and a little bit sweet as well, along with some vanilla and lightly roasted malt. Flavour of caramel malt, spices and a bit of tea. Finish is dry and quite bitter. Slightly watery. Medium bodied. Not great but pretty good, it was interesting.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Cask days 2012, oatmeal sweetness with noticeable herbal tea notes. Almost no bitter, at 21 ibu’s, slight dry aftertaste. Nice imaginative brew.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. Cloudy brown-black with a minimal tan frothy head. Middling, slightly sweet nutty stout roast aroma with a bit of "dark" fruit and something suggesting herbal/medicinal bitterness around the edges - pretty standard, really. The taste is not as sweet, I do get a little gritty tea character behind the roast; no real alcohol presence. Solid body, chewy and undercarbonated, a little dry acidity emerges in the slightly herbal (minerally?) quick finish. Decent.
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big points for the chai smell. Palate is pretty watery. A little sour on the aftertatse. Pours like coke without any lacing or head. A little sourness in the aftertaste with a bit of malt and no bitterness. On tap at volo.
Spab (2804) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown with moderate-sized light brown head. Aroma is prominent but not overpowering chai, light roasty malt and fruit. Chai definitely dominates the flavour, with roasty malt more subtle and a very gentle fruitiness. A little watery and a thinner body than I’d anticipated. Decent.
robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great roasted malt aroma, robust and chocolatey. The chai tea is subtle but pleasant, with some nice grassy hops. The chai mingles wonderfully with the roasted malts. Medium bitterness, with a solid roasty, dry finish.
mabel (7385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4859-20121013] Cask. Lots of oatmeal toasted grains with a hint of coffee. Black brown body with no lasting head. Dry coffee toasted grains flavour. Full body. Tasty and very drinkable. (7/3-/8/4/15) 3.7
(Pre-Cask Days @ Bellwoods, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-10-13. Black, oily body, near headless. Aroma is mild than I expected, mild dark roast malt and very muted spice if you look hard, maybe. Dry bitter roast malt in the flavour, muted chai spice in the finish that I probably wouldn’t have pulled out without knowing it was there. (Is it just in my head?!?) 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate, low carbonation. Pretty solid stout. Enjoyable. Cask at Pre-Cask Days Event, Bellwoods, Toronto
Ferris (7691) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Spices dominate, almost root beer like. Clove and cinnamon dominate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Roasted malts, spices melded nicely and not as overpowering as the nose. Bit of chocolate and spices in the finish. Although not my type of beer, not a bad example.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask, pours a dark brownish, aroma is nice a bit fruity, a light roast in the flavour, the finish very dry a bit harsh, the front of the beer is sweet and a bit tart, the chai is overall hidden, decent offering