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House Ales Fermium
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Style: Black IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   ABV: -
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
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!!! ---Rated via Beer BADASS for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
cask days @ beau’s oktoberfest, 2012. relatively clear medium dark brown, low head. lots of roasted and fruity malts, if at all possible. berries, annedda feeling, chocolate, spruce. medium body, soft carbonation, medium long piney-coffee finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4491) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Easily the best bipa Ive ever had. This pulls this hybrid style together and makes me see everything it could, (and should) be. The aroma is smoked hops, smoked malt. Lacing great with thick head pour. Taste has soft carbonation, hoppy bitters and some stout-like sourness at the end. Great palate and full profile. Cask at volos

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
ON tap at Volo. Jet black pour, with a large beige head. Big aroma of pine, resinous hops, and some bold roasted malts, with touches of espresso. Perfect mouth feel and carbonation. The finish was bitter, and incredibly roasty. Nice pine hoppy finish with a great coffee bite. amazing example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
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 FRANÇAIS 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2733) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 20, 2012
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 !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2573) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
[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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
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.


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