italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at barVolo with JoeMcPhee. Burgundy pour with moderately rocky off white head. The defining feature was some herbal tea and pepper spice. Slightly medicinal but not in an off-putting way. A touch of crystal malt balancing some cascade hops and rye. Unique and very good.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Deep amber pour with a tight rocky head. The aroma has a nice bright fruity spiciness and a kiss of light tartness. Loads of rye character and a fairly fruity yeast character. Lots of cherry and fruitiness. Sweet and a bit tart but the body is quite nice. Soft lingering fruitiness balanced by a touch of minerally hops.
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Volo
Aroma soft rye , slight sourness , touch of caramel. Clean bottom. 7-
Appearance light haze, amber with rocky medium white top. Crown had shade of beige. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Oily body with medium plus heft. Soft pleasant texture. Sour rye feel with slight dryness of alcohol on sides. Fine subtle feel. Quality noted in details.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pint at Volo 2011-02-18. Hazy golden amber with a solid creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is ... mild, just a hint of carroway pungency over light cereal graininess, a moderate amount of resin bitterness stays well in the background (6+). The taste is initially doughy, slightly stale light rye bread, but a solid fresh grain body to it, not a whole lot of bitterness or alcohol going on - this would be a solid gateway beer for the more adventurous Canadian macro drinker, actually. Chewy, slightly acidic (?!), decently carbonated, finishes fairly quickly and leaves a little top-of-palate dry resin bitterness. If we could get the rye/caraway character amped up in this, it would score a lot higher - still quite drinkable and I would have it again no problems.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 [3599-20110218] Cask. Candy syrup aroma is a dead-ringer for fresh tart macintosh apples. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a quick foamy off-white bubbles. Strong mac apples continues in the flavour, though this must be the rye characteristics trying to come through. Medium body. Interesting trial, though odd apple notes. (6/3-/6/3/13) 3.1
Randomness: Apparently macintosh apples are celebrating their 200th birthday this year.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
[3988C-20110923] Tap. Spearmint toothpaste tangerine aroma has strong notes of caraway and grainy rye bread. Hazy, red orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white bubbles. More rye and caraway seeds and grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting balance of flavours but quite heavy on the caraway. (7/3/7/3+/14) 3.4-
Overheard: "He told me to get the cask (version)." "Well he f-ing hates you." -- draught versus cask...
(TBW 2011 @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
hopwartz (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on cask @ Volo - extremely sessionable! Pours dark hazy orange with a thin foam top. Aroma was very floral - citrus - with a mild malt hint. The caraway and Rye is a good combination of flavor - however I would love it if it had more Rye. The Rye finish is very quick - does not stay.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Volo. Pours a deep hazy amber with an average size lasting fluffy off-white head. Mild malty aroma along with light hops, light rye and fruit. Flavour follows the aroma, malty with light hops, light rye and fruit. Average+ bodied. It’s good but it’s my least favourite House Ales so far but the cask was on it’s last days so I will definitely try to have it again.
AGAquino (665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes, on cask at Bar Volo. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice long lasting foamy head. Aroma is malty with aromatic hops and noticeable sweet rye bread. Flavours are similar, somewhat nuanced.
robinvboyer (3530) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask at volo
hazy brown pour with an small white head.
WHOA, what an aroma! this is rye all the way! this is rye bread in a glass! noithing but rye, and intense pumpernickel bread.
very bready sweet malts, and a fresh grainy finish. this is truly bread in a glass! not sure how many i could drink though.
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber rye ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, pure pumpernickel bread, beautiful and classic. In mouth, a nice liquid piece of pumpernickel bread, with loads of caraway seeds, lightly oily mouthfeel, very nice. On tap at Volo, Oct. 29 2011.