Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Benelux. Pitch black with a thin mocha head. Aroma is citrus, chocolate, herbs and roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, sugar and a lot of citrusy hops (probably dry-hopped, as it was not the most bitter). Medium to full body with an oily mouthfeel.
JulienHuxley (3460) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub’s anniversary party. Dark pour, creamy tan head. Nice dry grain aromas, very roasted, hops, toasted nuts, some coffee. Taste is well balanced for a strong stout. Slight grainy sweetness easily leveled by the hops and toast flavors. Palate is just creamy enough to coat the inside of the mouth, very enjoyable.
rodenbach99 (3257) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une pinte au Grillon, Bière noire. peu de mousse, nez très café, une touche de noix. mélasse. En bouche la bière ne laisse pas l’impression qu’elle a 7 degrés. J’aurais pensé du fait de l’harvest stout que la bière aurait plus de houblon, il n’était pas assez présent à mon goût. 6/10
DerWeg (1524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste nuts and vanilla, crisp noble hops, aroma has some coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, molasses. Butterscotch and caramel. Nice!
lefossoyeur (469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a frothy brown head. Nice herbal nose, almost minty. Full body, but so easy to drink. Nice cocoa flavor, bold palate, and refreshing minty aftertaste. This is a great harvest ale. The combination of the stout intensity and the clean freshness of the hops is amazing. Really outstanding beer.
On tap at Le Grillon
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Volo Cask Days 2010
Aroma mild light roast character paired with leafy hops. Good play of aromas here. Clean and straight.7+
Appearance dark brown with off tanned top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium full bodied. Gentle hint of licorice followed by good well developed dark malts. Very easy going with clean hop profile. Slight hint of mint. Very tasty ale.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-10-29. Very dark brown-black body with a tiny head. 3+ Perplexing aroma, modest leafy hops, hinds of some kind of spic, kind of anise like? 7+ Flavour is similar, modest green character, sweeter dark malt in the middle leads up to bitter hops in the finish. 7+ Smooth average plus palate is a touch too lightly carbonated for my preference. Pretty solid. Enjoyable. Cask at Volo, Toronto
Spab (2565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Volo Cask Days 2010. Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with tan head. Aroma is hop-forward on top of roast, anise and chocolate. Flavour is more stout-like with sweet chocolate, licorice and roast malt up front giving way to fresh hops yielding a very nice lingering bitter finish. My favourite beer of the day.
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
had at Volo Cask days, really nice dark pour with a little head. nose is abundant fresh hops. flavor is as well hops and a touch of malt but nit balanced and found the mouthfeel to be too thin
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on cask at Volo Cask Days 2010. The clear winner overall of the fest for me this year. 85 IBU stout. I smell hops big time. Medium pkus mouthfeel. Good c-hop taste with some roast, a cross-style. Opaque body and bubbly head.