garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 20, 2012
On tap at Volo. Appearance: pitch black, tiny brown head. Aroma: Spicy, chocolate, quite hoppy, malty. Flavour: wow, chocolate, coffee, malt, cream, nicely hopped, long coffee finish. Delicious ! rejtable (2690) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Cask at CaskDays. Pours black with some foamy head and lots of lacing. Nose is coffee and chocolate. Flavours of coffee, chocolate, roasted nuts. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet. Creamy body with lively carbonation. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Volo. Too dark to see what it looks like. Probably black. I’m gonna say black. Aroma is the typical mix of chocolat/java and resiny hops. The flavour is solid, if unspectacular. But the body is great - full and creamy. Maybe some oatmeal in there? VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. A reddish/brown black ale with a short-lasting beige head. Smell is roast and chocolate. Taste is sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, molasses. Finish is quite herbal and boozey. Herbal finish is quite lingering! Body is thick, mouthfeel is sticky. No carbonation at all. Pretty good dark ale! barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
On cask at cask days 2014. Very hoppy, wonderfully expressive black ipa. I don’t know how much the cask presentation helped this but I’d have to say that this was one of the best black ipa experiences of my life. Great stuff.
kevinsenn (2215) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
On tap at Volo. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty, with big fruity hops - fantastic! In the flavour we have roast, licorice, cream, hops, and a bitter finish. Big huge body. Just what a Black IPA should be! Kauge (1958) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2016
Tap at Bar Volo. 6.6%. Wild strawberries and maybe blueberries with sugar. Really nostalgic. Plus piney notes. A bit of an alcoholic note too. Tastes bittersweet, of berries, pine and resin, roast. Flowery hops. The booze shows, which for 6.6% is a bit funny. Carbonation mellow. Some harshness in the dry finish. Not exactly the kind of BIPA I enjoy the most. Has a kinda old-school British character. neongolden (1649) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
(On tap at Bar Volo, Mar 20 2014) Pours black with a dense, frothy tan head, some lace. Lovely aroma of chocolate/roasted malts and a lot of hops, resinous but also some fruit character, grapefruit/tropical. Flavour has somewhat sweet dark malts, moderate roast, a fair amount of resinous, grapefruit pith hop character to start. Towards the finish, moderate hop bitterness combined with some roast, fairly dry and reasonably refreshing ending. Mouthfeel is quite full and carb soft, very nice to drink. Top notch black IPA, good balance of hop and roast character. Recommended. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
On tap at bar volo in Toronto Almost black in colour. Dark malty hoppy. Great tasting.
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Black with a thick cream coloured head. Moderate floral aroma. Full pinstripes flavoirs and lots of hops. Mildly bitter with long aftertaste.