jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-10-27. Crisp dark amber, small frothy beige head. (Possibly the clearest beer I had at the festival, impressively so.) 3+ Aroma is pleasantly spicy in a way that I have trouble pinpointing. Nutmeg? cinnamon? Mild malt underneath. 7+ Flavour is similarly quite spicey, more of what I am calling nutmeg but I am not entirely sure that is what it is. Muted fruity undertones (I wrote down pumpkin but Iím pretty sure thatís just in my head - I donít think there is even pumpkin in this.) and mild sweet malt below. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice stuff. Cask Days 2012 at Brick Works, Toronto
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Cask Beer Festival 2012
Aroma golden sweet malts , sweet sided with spices on top.7+
Appearance poured as hazy amber with rocky top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Biscuit sweet malts , clean in character. Delicate carbonation with sharper flavor notes. Milder finish. Solid effort.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 28, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. Hazy coppery orange with a smallish frothy beige head. Some "real" pumpkin vegetable malt and pumpkin spices up front but itís very oily, like oil-based paint - a little sharp and clingy in the nose - a bit buttery too, hmmm .... Taste is nice - no diacetyl, just as it should be - graham crackers and pumpkin spices - crazy, but just over the line to 8/10; not much alcohol presence - solid background bitterness too, but you hardly notice it. Solid body - chewy, slick, not much carbonation at all, has a surprisingly long spicy dry herbal finish. Smelled not good at all, but ultimately this is one of the better pumpkin beers - on keg it might just sing and be a high 3ís beer.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A pleasantly drinkable very spicy ale.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh soon after the beer release. Sent to me by Oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Clear amber topped by a long-lasting small beige head
Me: : The nose is very spicy with notes of cinnamon, anise, nutmeg and more.
Punk Beer: : Fuck off, I smell like I smell.
Me: Body is pleasantly full a pillowy.
Punk Beer: F* you, Iím not pillowy, Iím spiky and I sleep on a concrete floor.
Me: Whole-wheat bread, bread dough, pumpkin pie, spices, pumpkin seeds, fruit cake.
Punk Beer: I love pumpin pie, do you have some spare change?
Me: In mouth the spices are a well integrated and not as overwhelming as in the aroma.
Punk Beer: overwhelmingÖ is good?
Me: Carbonation is smooth.
Punk Beer: Piss off. Donít call me smooth, Iím as tough as aÖ aÖ something tough
Me: Overall this was surprisingly very drinkable for a spicy beer and I enjoyed it despite the fact that Iím not very found of spicy beer. .
Punk Beer: Do you have some spare change?
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Cask Days 2012. Twelfth beer of the fest. Pours a hazy golden-amber with an average size long-lasting bubbly off-white head. Great aroma with lots of pumpkin, lots of spice and vegetal (in a good way) -- not sweet like some Pumpkin beers which I appreciate. Delicious flavour of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Average to medium bodied. One of the best Pumpkin beers Iíve had all year (and Iíve had lots)
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with Andrew - thanks! Amber pour with a small soapy head. Cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin pie elements. Quite tasty!
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4885-20121027] Cask. Light allspice and fresh gingerbread aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Harsh gingerbread continues in the flavour with a light fruitiness. Medium body. Tasty brew. (10/3/7/3/15) 3.8
(Cask Days 2012 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to Savvy1982, thanks Kyle. Pours hazy brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is spice and caramel. Lots of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor is pumpkin spice and caramel malts, a little nutty. Carbonation is moderate and the finish lingers with vanilla and nutmeg. Kind of reminds me of Schlaflyís Pumpkin beer, and thatís a good thing.
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with beige creamy head. Aroma of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is wonderfully sweet vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin, and a bit of sour/bitter finish. Quality.
piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oakbluff was forward thinking enough to grab an exta bottle for me on the brewery only release for this beer... big thanks buddy! Amber in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and mace along with trace elements of caramel and munich malts. The more traditional oktoberfest beer elements of whole wheat bread and rich malts come through more upon tasting, and the spicing remains strong and well intengrated. Medium bodied with a savory and somewhat abrupt finish. I havenít had a whole lot (if any) of pumpkin spiced beers before, but I quite enjoyed this one. I hope Dave repeats this one, and makes a bit more of it next time.