matt7215 (2267) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at cask days 2014. Very hoppy, wonderfully expressive black ipa. I don’t know how much the cask presentation helped this but I’d have to say that this was one of the best black ipa experiences of my life. Great stuff.
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown, toasty, chocolate and lots of pine. Breadcrusty notes. Sweet, milk chocolate,
neongolden (846) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(On tap at Bar Volo, Mar 20 2014) Pours black with a dense, frothy tan head, some lace. Lovely aroma of chocolate/roasted malts and a lot of hops, resinous but also some fruit character, grapefruit/tropical. Flavour has somewhat sweet dark malts, moderate roast, a fair amount of resinous, grapefruit pith hop character to start. Towards the finish, moderate hop bitterness combined with some roast, fairly dry and reasonably refreshing ending. Mouthfeel is quite full and carb soft, very nice to drink. Top notch black IPA, good balance of hop and roast character. Recommended.
mcberko (10042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bar Volo, pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, piney hops, and some citrusy notes - nice and roasted. Flavour is a wonderful balance of roasted malt and piney hops, with a fairly astringent finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Wonderful stuff.
sudomorph (944) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barvolo. Poured black with a mocha head that thins to a film and leaves great lacing. Aroma is roasty with floral and tropical notes.Taste is a bitter roasted with a touch of herbal on the finish.Medium body and carbonation. Slightly slick texture but fairly smooth. Drinkable but slowly. Overall tasty and drinkable. Solid flavour. Would order again for a change up.
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Too dark to see what it looks like. Probably black. I’m gonna say black. Aroma is the typical mix of chocolat/java and resiny hops. The flavour is solid, if unspectacular. But the body is great - full and creamy. Maybe some oatmeal in there?
mnurda (1207) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at bar volo in Toronto Almost black in colour. Dark malty hoppy. Great tasting.
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asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[on cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2012]
Nice blend of chocolate and grapefruit hops in the nose. Opaque dark brown under large, tan bubbles. Faint diacetyl behind a nice, tart chocolate and a crapload of US hops; grapefruit and more complex characteristics. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, lingering black malt character in the finish.
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, cask, Volo’s Cask Days, savoured on October 27 2012; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny sheet of brown head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, caramel, light roasted barley; mouth: resinous hops, malt, caramel, light roasted barley, caramel, chocolate, a-bit-short finale in resinous hops, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct
Échantillon, cask, Cask Days de Volo, savourée le 27 octobre 2012; œil : brun foncé, opaque, petite couverture de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, léger orge torréfiée; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, léger orge torréfiée, caramel, chocolat, finale un peu courte en houblon résineux, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, une touche mince; en résumé : correct
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grey Cup 2012. Tap at C’est What. Black beer with a sexy golden brown head and light lace. Dark malt scent. Flavour has strong alcohol note. Black chocolate hoppy and tasty.