kevinsenn (1972) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Volo. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty, with big fruity hops - fantastic! In the flavour we have roast, licorice, cream, hops, and a bitter finish. Big huge body. Just what a Black IPA should be!
PaulHegedus (85) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Volo. Opaque brown / black colour in a tulip glass. Tropical fruits in the aroma with roasted malts. Resinous. Avocado, white grapefruit, orange zest. Full bodied and chewy. Bitter flavour with ruby grapefruit, clementine orange, citrus zest, pine. Nice malt balance. Some lactose. Fruity tropical finish with mango.
Sammy (11074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spot on extreme Black IPA. Lots of roast, black with creamy head. Hoppy and roasty but a sipper.Above average mouthfeel.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Volo. Appearance: pitch black, tiny brown head. Aroma: Spicy, chocolate, quite hoppy, malty. Flavour: wow, chocolate, coffee, malt, cream, nicely hopped, long coffee finish. Delicious !
Listigovers (874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thick cream coloured head. Moderate floral aroma. Full pinstripes flavoirs and lots of hops. Mildly bitter with long aftertaste.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4254-20120119] Cask. Candy evergreen roast hops aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Burnt breadcrumbs and roasted leaves flavour has a long leafy aftertaste. Full body. Super tasty, drinkable. (7/4-/8/4/16) 3.9
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Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma very fresh, clean and crisp. Neat hop with feel of soft mango puree, herbal hops with gentle tart darkness. 8-
Appearance brownish-black with large creamy head. Rings of lace. Handsome brew. 4+
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Leafy green hop character. Mid accented by woody tartness blended with hints of bubble gum and rose. Leafy bitter end with dry hop sides.
Spab (3335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Volo. Pours a dark brown/black with moderate-sized tan head. Aroma is earthy green hops and toasty. Taste is modestly roasty with earthy hops and a little citrus. Pleasantly bitter finish. Average body. Nice.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 30, 2012 - on cask at Volo. They say this is better on draught, but helldamn it’s fantastic on cask. Pretty much opaque brown-black with a large and lasting fluffy tan rocky head (4+). Aroma is a solid dry roasty mild almost overwhelmed by lush, dry, resin bitterness - sort of three floyds-y - not much alcohol in the aroma, but almost perfect, it works so well! Taste follows, more roast/coffee pushing back on the hops, more assertiveness from the alcohol, but once again it works soooo well. Average body, mild carbonation, a near perfect mouthfeel for cask, and very very hoppy indeed, but not over the top. Love this. Make it again!!!
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JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Volo. First of all - great name. It appeals to my inner chemist. Deep black with a tight creamy amber/brown head. The aroma is soft and resiny. A light pine and woody hop aroma over some soft cocoa. A bit of roast and some char as well. Assertively hopped with a nice grey bitterness on the back. Sticky sort of pine resin on the palate along with some nice cocoa accentuating the bitterness. It’s got a fantastic mouthfeel - soft carbonation and a silky smooth palate. Rich and creamy that is then cut by the bitterness. Nice stuff - to another hundred batches!