solidfunk (4549) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. A reddish/brown black ale with a short-lasting beige head. Smell is roast and chocolate. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, molasses. Finish is quite herbal and boozey. Herbal finish is quite lingering! Body is thick, mouthfeel is sticky. No carbonation at all. Pretty good dark ale!
mcberko (7475) - 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.
mabel (7015) - 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
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
presario (4730) - 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.
asheft (2600) - 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.
Spab (2609) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6543) - 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.
Listigovers (382) - 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.
Sammy (9059) - 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.