Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark reddish brown IPA with a thin brown head. In aroma, a rather chocolatey interpretation, with nuttty notes and grassy hops. In mouth, a nice chocomalt with grassy British hops, alcohol warmth, light licorice, nice.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark mahogany-brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark coffee, hickory woodsmoke, green hops. Medium bodied, nice feel on the palate. Flavour in big and well-balanced between roasty, chocolatey malts and bitter pine-nut hops. One of the better examples I’ve had of this hard to perfect style.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Volo as Dark Matter
Aroma dry coffee feel, roasted barley, bit harsh, rough. Dark dried fruits behind.6+
Appearance presentable – dark brown, beige creamy top with some lace.4+
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied, Plenty of chocolate , woody rusty feel behind. Tad harsh at finish.
Spab (1645) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a very dark brown with average tan head. Aroma is dark roasty malts and solid, but not overwhelming hoppiness. Flavour is roasty chocolate, coffee and nuts with earthy/lightly citric hoppiness. Medium plus body. Not a hop bomb but rather nice.
matt7215 (1929) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the brewery shared with jsprime. black, tan head. nice layered malt profile, well hoped. drinks much more like a porter then a black IPA, but very good overall. please make more of this.