AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
From notes, on cask at Bar Volo. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice long lasting foamy head. Aroma is malty with aromatic hops and noticeable sweet rye bread. Flavours are similar, somewhat nuanced. italarican (1550) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
On tap at barVolo with JoeMcPhee. Burgundy pour with moderately rocky off white head. The defining feature was some herbal tea and pepper spice. Slightly medicinal but not in an off-putting way. A touch of crystal malt balancing some cascade hops and rye. Unique and very good. Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
A hazed dark amber rye ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, pure pumpernickel bread, beautiful and classic. In mouth, a nice liquid piece of pumpernickel bread, with loads of caraway seeds, lightly oily mouthfeel, very nice. On tap at Volo, Oct. 29 2011. robinvboyer (4669) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
cask at volo
hazy brown pour with an small white head.
WHOA, what an aroma! this is rye all the way! this is rye bread in a glass! noithing but rye, and intense pumpernickel bread.
very bready sweet malts, and a fresh grainy finish. this is truly bread in a glass! not sure how many i could drink though.
hopwartz (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
Had on cask @ Volo - extremely sessionable! Pours dark hazy orange with a thin foam top. Aroma was very floral - citrus - with a mild malt hint. The caraway and Rye is a good combination of flavor - however I would love it if it had more Rye. The Rye finish is very quick - does not stay.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
Cask. Deep amber pour with a tight rocky head. The aroma has a nice bright fruity spiciness and a kiss of light tartness. Loads of rye character and a fairly fruity yeast character. Lots of cherry and fruitiness. Sweet and a bit tart but the body is quite nice. Soft lingering fruitiness balanced by a touch of minerally hops. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2011
Cask at Volo. Pours a deep hazy amber with an average size lasting fluffy off-white head. Mild malty aroma along with light hops, light rye and fruit. Flavour follows the aroma, malty with light hops, light rye and fruit. Average+ bodied. It’s good but it’s my least favourite House Ales so far but the cask was on it’s last days so I will definitely try to have it again. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 [3599-20110218] Cask. Candy syrup aroma is a dead-ringer for fresh tart macintosh apples. Slightly hazy, amber orange body with a quick foamy off-white bubbles. Strong mac apples continues in the flavour, though this must be the rye characteristics trying to come through. Medium body. Interesting trial, though odd apple notes. (6/3-/6/3/13) 3.1
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 7, 2011
Randomness: Apparently macintosh apples are celebrating their 200th birthday this year.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
[3988C-20110923] Tap. Spearmint toothpaste tangerine aroma has strong notes of caraway and grainy rye bread. Hazy, red orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white bubbles. More rye and caraway seeds and grainy malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting balance of flavours but quite heavy on the caraway. (7/3/7/3+/14) 3.4-
Overheard: "He told me to get the cask (version)." "Well he f-ing hates you." -- draught versus cask...
(TBW 2011 @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Cask at Volo HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
Aroma soft rye , slight sourness , touch of caramel. Clean bottom. 7-
Appearance light haze, amber with rocky medium white top. Crown had shade of beige. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Oily body with medium plus heft. Soft pleasant texture. Sour rye feel with slight dryness of alcohol on sides. Fine subtle feel. Quality noted in details.
Cask pint at Volo 2011-02-18. Hazy golden amber with a solid creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is ... mild, just a hint of carroway pungency over light cereal graininess, a moderate amount of resin bitterness stays well in the background (6+). The taste is initially doughy, slightly stale light rye bread, but a solid fresh grain body to it, not a whole lot of bitterness or alcohol going on - this would be a solid gateway beer for the more adventurous Canadian macro drinker, actually. Chewy, slightly acidic (?!), decently carbonated, finishes fairly quickly and leaves a little top-of-palate dry resin bitterness. If we could get the rye/caraway character amped up in this, it would score a lot higher - still quite drinkable and I would have it again no problems.