davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Tap at Volo (in cask). Great beer. Aromas of grain, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes. Palate is syrupy, with a full body. Black, with a head that disappears.
Re-rate: Tap at Saint-Bock brewery. Aromas of roasted coffee, grass, chocolate. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Black, with a frothy head. dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours opaque brown with a long lasting medium brown head. Aroma is that of freshly cracked and mashed barley on brew day; very clean wort aroma with virtually no evident fermentation profile. Taste is similar to aroma with with a flash or earthy green hops notes as well as hints of chocolate malt and coffee. Body is medium, active carbonation, long clean roasted barley finish. Overall, this is a beer that only a brewer can appreciate in its full spectrum of aromas and flavors. It truly retains the fresh bready aromas of the mash and boil of a fresh brew. I almost think they used a lager yeast for this. Spab (3838) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
On cask at Volo Cask Days 2010. Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with tan head. Aroma is hop-forward on top of roast, anise and chocolate. Flavour is more stout-like with sweet chocolate, licorice and roast malt up front giving way to fresh hops yielding a very nice lingering bitter finish. My favourite beer of the day. lefossoyeur (613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
Black with a frothy brown head. Nice herbal nose, almost minty. Full body, but so easy to drink. Nice cocoa flavor, bold palate, and refreshing minty aftertaste. This is a great harvest ale. The combination of the stout intensity and the clean freshness of the hops is amazing. Really outstanding beer.
On tap at Le Grillon Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. A superb dark coffee aroma, with bitter chocolate notes, light fruityness, some chalky notes. In mouth, a good intense coffee, light alcohol warmth, hops points, some licorice and light menthol. Rich and smooth. On tap at brewery, Dec. 4 2010.
legrosjf (46) - CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
Bière noire opaque sans trop d’effervescence. Léger col beige disparaissant rapidement . Arômes de chocolat noir, de café et de soupçon de vanille. En bouche, la Greg a une belle rondeur et les houblons frais donnent une amertume dominée par la fraicheur des saveurs. Elle se boit toute seule! Whatup14 (2003) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
Bouteille 750ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée riche avec une bonne tenue. Arôme de café, malt torréfié, réglisse, tabac. Goût de café noir, houblon, malt torréfié, amertume en fin de bouche. Carbonation moyenne-faible, corps moyen, crémeuse. neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
On cask for Cask Days at Volo in Toronto. Served in an English pint glass. Pours pure black with a small, rocky tan head. The head remains but does not lace. The aroma has notes of sweet, roasted malts, along with licorice, flowers, pine and some earth. The flavour is sweet up front with anise, becoming sweeter with a hop accent towards the end. It is full in body with a smooth, milky texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice stout with a nice roasty aroma and a delicious anise accent. 2010-10-29 Sammy (12197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Enjoyed on cask at Volo Cask Days 2010. The clear winner overall of the fest for me this year. 85 IBU stout. I smell hops big time. Medium pkus mouthfeel. Good c-hop taste with some roast, a cross-style. Opaque body and bubbly head. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2010’ . Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing bubbly tan head. Lovely hoppy & roasty aroma. Flavour of leafy green hops, lightly roasted dark malt and hints of coffee and nuts. Nice bitter finish. Medium to full bodied. Awesome!