blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
Draft at Volo. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. Good lacing. Nice aroma with lots of green leafy hops, some fruit, a hint of coffee and backed by light roasted malt. Big hoppy flavour, lots of leafy hops along with light roasted malt, some coffee, fruit and a big bitter finish. Average to medium bodied, almost creamy mouthfeel. There are too many Black IPAs these days and more that I dislike then like, but this is great stuff, I loved it.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 14, 2012
On tap at Volo HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Aroma very fresh, clean and crisp. Neat hop with feel of soft mango puree, herbal hops with gentle tart darkness. 8-
Appearance brownish-black with large creamy head. Rings of lace. Handsome brew. 4+
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Leafy green hop character. Mid accented by woody tartness blended with hints of bubble gum and rose. Leafy bitter end with dry hop sides.
January 30, 2012 - on cask at Volo. They say this is better on draught, but helldamn it’s fantastic on cask. Pretty much opaque brown-black with a large and lasting fluffy tan rocky head (4+). Aroma is a solid dry roasty mild almost overwhelmed by lush, dry, resin bitterness - sort of three floyds-y - not much alcohol in the aroma, but almost perfect, it works so well! Taste follows, more roast/coffee pushing back on the hops, more assertiveness from the alcohol, but once again it works soooo well. Average body, mild carbonation, a near perfect mouthfeel for cask, and very very hoppy indeed, but not over the top. Love this. Make it again!!!
---Rated via Beer BADASS for iPhone presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Grey Cup 2012. Tap at C’est What. Black beer with a sexy golden brown head and light lace. Dark malt scent. Flavour has strong alcohol note. Black chocolate hoppy and tasty. robinvboyer (4813) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
ON tap at Volo.
Jet black pour, with a large beige head.
Big aroma of pine, resinous hops, and some bold roasted malts, with touches of espresso. Perfect mouth feel and carbonation. The finish was bitter, and incredibly roasty. Nice pine hoppy finish with a great coffee bite. amazing example of the style.
GRM (4242) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Sample, cask, Volo’s Cask Days, savoured on October 27 2012; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny sheet of brown head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, malt, caramel, light roasted barley; mouth: resinous hops, malt, caramel, light roasted barley, caramel, chocolate, a-bit-short finale in resinous hops, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct
Échantillon, cask, Cask Days de Volo, savourée le 27 octobre 2012; œil : brun foncé, opaque, petite couverture de mousse brune, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, léger orge torréfiée; bouche : houblon résineux, malt, caramel, léger orge torréfiée, caramel, chocolat, finale un peu courte en houblon résineux, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, une touche mince; en résumé : correct Spab (4235) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
On cask at Volo. Pours a dark brown/black with moderate-sized tan head. Aroma is earthy green hops and toasty. Taste is modestly roasty with earthy hops and a little citrus. Pleasantly bitter finish. Average body. Nice. mzaar (3747) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
Cask @ BarVolo. Pours black with a small beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and rubber. Flavours of chocolate, roasted malt, wood, licorice and fruit. Very round and smooth texture, medium bitterness. thorongil2 (3570) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of citrus, grapefruit; balanced flavour with a long balanced flanish asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
[on cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2012]
Nice blend of chocolate and grapefruit hops in the nose. Opaque dark brown under large, tan bubbles. Faint diacetyl behind a nice, tart chocolate and a crapload of US hops; grapefruit and more complex characteristics. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, lingering black malt character in the finish.