GRM (4243) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
Glass, 3-ounce, draught, at the brewery, savoured on September 16 2009; eye: black, opaque, tiny layer of beige head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, strong coffee, light burnt malt, light acridness, light vanilla, slight fruity; mouth: roasted malt, strong coffee, light burnt malt, light acridness, light vanilla, slight fruity, finale in roasted malt with presence of burnt malt, slight acidity, medium-full body, not much carbonation, a bit thin; overall: fine
Verre, 3 onces, en fût, bue à la brasserie, savourée le 16 septembre 2009; oeil : noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, café fort, léger malt brûlé, légère âcreté, léger vanille, très léger fruité; bouche : malt torréfié, café fort, léger malt brûlé, légère âcreté, léger vanille, très léger fruité, finale en malt torréfié avec présence de malt brûlé, très légère acidité, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Volo Cask Days 07
Nose is smoke, oak, and strong coffee, darkest brown, small tan head. Taste is oak, alcohol, and almonds. Balanced, light bodied, bitter as can be, quite dry. Very good offering. Thanks Ron. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2007: Poured jet black, good beige head. Aroma is rich in oak, coffee, and chocolate, quite inviting. Delivers all the above in the flavour, a little bit mild and light in the mouthfeel, but an enjoyable well done stout regardless. I should track down this one in it’s "regular" state. mabel (10003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
[775-20071020] Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2007 (Toronto, ON). Woody coffee aroma. Black brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Coffee flavour has a little bit of wood notes. Medium-full body. Nice stout. JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
POurs dark black with notes of light roast and some light coffee flavors. The palate shows a very smooth and nice drinking stout that gives hints of coca and coffee.
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
Also had this at Volo Cask. I really tasted chocolate maybe cocoa or coffee would be more accurate because there was a definate bitterness . Ok palette. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
dark dark black, some foam not much though, nose is roasty with some definate oak wood. flavor is sweet but nice again roasty flavor and some wood, palate i found a little watery, but all in all a good beer. At volo cask fest 2007 Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
Volo cask days. Ah, the advantage of going both days - I might not have had a chance to get to this one in one day only. Pitch black, with a small brown head. Nice aroma that has the same roast as regular but now also features lots of wood. Sweet taste with again, wood. Medium bodied. I think I would still take the original, which I consider the best stout available to us in Toronto on tap, but this oak chipping thing seems to have made a couple of subtle changes to the beer which are neat. I have never had the regular on cask, just tap, so that would be an interesting comparison. jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Cask @ Volo Cask Days. Black body with a small brown head (3+). Roasty, lightly woody aroma dominates over sweet malt base. Flavour has a woody tang to the roasty malt flavour. Average palate seems more full than the usual cask version. Interesting.