blankboy (6634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle (660ml) shared with friends] Pours a purple-black with a spare diminishing foamy tan head. Awesome aroma is fruity, boozy and hoppy along with dark malt and light coffee. Flavour: This is a big beer! Lots of flavour, with dark roasted malt, coffee & chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied. This is great stuff!
GRM (3340) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, cask, Volo’s Cask Days, savoured on October 27 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of dark beige head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, roasted barley, woody, bourbon, alcohol; mouth: resinous hops, roasted barley, woody, bourbon, alcohol, finale in alcohol with bourbon and woody presence, full body, not much carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: quite good
Échantillon, cask, Cask Days de Volo, savourée le 27 octobre 2012; œil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse beige foncé, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, orge torréfiée, boisé, bourbon, alcool; bouche : houblon résineux, orge torréfiée, boisé, bourbon, alcool, finale en alcool avec présence de bourbon et boisé, corsée, peu carbonatée, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : très bon
Lubiere (11245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a superb soy sauce and chocolate with bourbon notes, musty and complex. In mouth, a sweet bitter chocolate with tobacco, soy, musty bourbon barrel, very nice. Cask at Cask Days 2012.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4574-20120623] Tap. Sweet coffee roasted malt booze aroma. Black body with a quick foamy dark brown head. Boozy sweet roasted malt and lots of dry coffee grinds in the flavour. Full body. Tasty! (8/3+/7/3/15) 3.6
(Festival @ Session 99, Toronto, ON)
HogTownHarry (6303) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. 100 IBUs. It’s black, with a smallish frothy light brown head. Smells kind of bourbony - vanilla, oak, some alcohol, deep roast but I sure don’t get 100 IBU level bitterness at all - nice though, decently balanced and the bourbon doesn’t seem to be threatening to take over the planet like some (8-). Taste follows, again balanced, a little more alcohol presence, still not hugely bitter, but there is a earthiness that I quite like, big chocolate, light coffee deep roastiness. Oily, slick, reasonably thick, mildly carbonated with a longish malty increasingly bitter finish. A fine BA impy stout that doesn’t beat you over the head with anything, just takes you for a smooth drinkable ride.
jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-06-23. Blac body with a nice tan head. Aroma has a fair bit of bourbon, mild dark malt foundation. 7+ Super rich dark malt core, quite sweet but the modest roast and bourbon barrel character add complexity and a modest bitterness to keep it from becoming cloying. Bourbon is the dominant character but the rich sweet base can handle it well. 8+ Subtle chocolate cocoa accents. Smooth full bodied palate. Very nice stuff. At Session Festival 2012, Toronto