GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask sample at Volo Cask Days 2008. Orange-amber with a small off-white head. Fantastic fresh hop aroma, with caramel malt backing. Creamy body. Great flavour - sweet and hoppy, with nice orange/citrus notes in the long finish. Quite nice.
garthicus (2908) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Volo: Appearance: Ruby red with a lasting white head. Aroma: Grassy, some citrus and fruit. Flavour: Vanilla, malt and some spices. Quite a weak body. Not bad.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1789-20081017] Cask. Lemon-scented grain water aroma with lots of fresh pulp orange fresh hops. Slightly hazy, amber brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Hoppy orange juice flavour with nice light chocolate hints and a long bready finish. Medium body is a little bitter. Long hoppiness is good.
(Cask Days 2008 @ Volo; Toronto, ON)
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Volo Cask Days 2008. Gold pour, decent sized white head. Aroma of tea like hops and malt. Taste is all tea like hops up front fading quickly back to the malt base of this beer. A decent effort on an just ok base beer.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2008. Hazy reddish-gold with a solid frothy and lasting off-white head. Aromas of lemon, pine, coriander and slightly juicy sweet malt. Taste - the same, only softer, the element blend and blur nicely -- has a soft mouthfeel, average body, with building astringency; the malt body fades quickly, but the fresh hop bitterness lingers nicely. Very good indeed - MAKE MORE OF THIS.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2008’. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size diminishing off-white head. Nice piney hop aroma, quite spicy and fruity as well along with caramel malt and a little sweetness. Flavour’s hoppy and fruity along with lots of spices and an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good stuff, I wouldn’t mind this becoming a regular staple from this brewery.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Volo Cask Days 2008. Pours orange dark pumpkin color. Aromas os spice, pumpkin, nutmeg. Taste is autumn spiced, orange citrus maramalde. Some bitterness
tomthompson89 (1977) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Volo cask days 2008. Copperish color, not much head. nose is citrus hops, well balanced bitterness. some malt. well done
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear winner in first 24 casks offered at Volo ask Fest 2008. Cloudy grapefruit with bubbly head. Spicey finish, with cinammon, clove, allspice, and ginger. Medium mouthfeel. Hoppy aroma.
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-10-17. Dark amber/copper body with a small quick off white head. (3+) Sweet floral and herbaceous aroma, touch of citrus, orange. Flavour has a sweeter profile at first, fruity, hops with nice variable presentations of citrus. Pleasant bitterness throughout. Smooth average plus palate is quite good for a cask. (3+) Modest carbonation. Went back for more. Pretty solid, quaffable brew. Fairly balanced for such an aggressive sounding name! Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2008