j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ginger Man during their Hopfenstark event. Pours a deep black with a thin beige to tan head. Lightly sweet and floral, toast and roast, and wood. Smooth and sweet, fine carbonation, chocolate and toast and roast. Dark fruit. Chewy roast, chocolate and tannins. Lots of bitter cocoa, chocolate and char on the finish.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3443-20101029] Cask. Very mild spicy leaf aroma. Hazy, dark brown black body with quick bubbles. Lots of mid-tone notes in the flavour, nothing comes out in particular. Full body. Not bad.
(Cask Days @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Radek Kliber (6616) - 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.
blankboy (6514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2010’ . Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing bubbly tan head. Lovely hoppy & roasty aroma. Flavour of leafy green hops, lightly roasted dark malt and hints of coffee and nuts. Nice bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Awesome!
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût, cask. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez Benelux (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon avec une pointe de café et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3377)
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Cask Republic. Pours dark brown with a creamy grayish tan head. Smells slightly smoky, roasty, resiny, earthy, spicy. Tastes of roasted malt, some tea, peppery, full bodied with a slight chocolatey finish. Nice!
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask - Volo Cask Days 2010, Day 3 (session 7) - my last rating from 2010 - another great year!! 85 IBUs. Black with a solid frothy and lasting tan head. VERY hoppy aroma, tart - deep roast but it’s mostly the citrus/resin bitterness that comes across ... hardly any alcohol for 7%. Taste is more sour, much less hoppy - good, but I expected more from that aroma. Average body, a bit astringent and acidic, longish dry bitter finish (sneaky bitterness) after up-front maltiness ..... I enjoyed drinking this one, but an incredible aroma on it.
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GM with Andrew, Streets and Brendan. Pours a deep brown almost black body with thin brown lacing. Aroma is nice roasted malts and biscuity. Mouthfeel is great - some dryness, notes of great roast, bitter chocolate - and something sweet.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A round creamy stout and a lot of green bitter hops in perfect harmony
How: Tap, a few times. This rating for a fresh pint directly at the brewery
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head
In long: Nose is very hoppy with a green fresh hops pellet signature on top of moderately roasted malts. Body is slender yet doughy and a bit fluffy. Roasted malts, oatmeal sensation (I don’t know if it actually uses oatmeal), burnt harzelnuts, some dried dark fruits and a whole lot of fresh green bitter hops. With its velvety body, hopping and round smooth flavors I thought it felt like some kind of uber-hoppy oatmeal stout. I liked it a lot. This beer was brewed in honor of Greg Noonan, a North-American brewing pioneer. Everybody dies, even beer people. R.I.P. Greg Noonan, Vermont Brewery founder (1951 – 2009). R.I.P. Michael Jackson, beer hunter (1942-2007). R.I.P. Bruno Baekelmans, founder and brewer of Breughel (1959 - I Can’t Wait).
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz pour at Max’s. Pours a watery, translucent black with zero head. Toast, brown sugar nose, a little rubbery, some leafy veg. Flavor is really good, toast, chocolate, a little leafy veg, brown sugar, sweet malt. Medium bodied, dry finish.