Johnsense (1555) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black pour with a modest head. Roasted malt, red wine, oak in the aroma. Taste is the same, also getting black liquorice, cherry, some funk here as well. Nice sipper!
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Les levures brett se décèlent dès le début. Un peu basse en effervescence, mais la saveur est exceptionnelle. Acidulée, notes vinées, pommes et raisins verts. Une liqueur rouge tirant sur le noir. Collaboration réussie entre le ciel et l’enfer.
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer #10 at the 2013 Winter Warmer Montreal, on February 23, 2013. Very dark brown with a little red, no head. Barley aroma with lots of fruit, slightly sour. Barley taste the sour berries, hints of pepper, bitter sour fruit. A porter for adventurers, not for purist!
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-05-25. Crisp dark brown black body, ruby highlights and a modest tan head. Aroma is modest, lightly sour lightly dusty malt. 7+ Flavour is interesting, lightly tangy and sour up front. Muted dark roast and dusty touches to the malt throughout. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Enjoyable but not really what I was in the mood for just yet. Relatively mild overall. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bar Volo feature. All the right bugs, and on a porter. A good blend, good drinkability. Lacy.
solidfunk (8584) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice barrel aroma. Not even sure what this is but it’s nice. Some wine, some bread. Pours blackish brown with clear maroon. Finishes a little sour and some sweetness. Some funk, some roast malt here with light smokiness. Bottle at Volo for Zwanze Day.
rederic (3330) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, consumed at DDC, dark mahohany color, with a creamy beige head, with a light red wine tannin, wet woody, wild yeast, faint musty sour cherry, raisin fruity nose, with a faint roasted, chocolate, toasted malt note, and a dark bitter chocolate baking bar accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth red wine, woody tannic, earthy funky, bretty yeasty, light sweet balsamic vinegar character, with a kind of leathery, sweet and sour red cherry, raisin, faint vanilla oak, dark roasted malt flavour, leading towards a warming, earthy sour red berry, leatthery, tannic, red wine woody finish.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle at a Trou du Diable barrel-aged tasting at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours deep chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trace of lace. The nose has flowers, Brettanomyces, sour fruit, red wine barrel and roasted malts. The flavour is moderately sour up front with fruity notes; subtle dry roasted malts emerge as it lingers on the palate. In the finish, hints of smoke and roasted malt emerge, reminiscent of the original porter. On the palate it is medium in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall a nice sour porter. Tasty and interesting. 2013-05-25
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog time. Rated May 25, 2013 at Volo, bottle. Clear bright deep burnt brick red with a solid creamy/fizzy tan head. Aroma of alcohol, tart fruit, middling roast - frankly not all that porter-like, reminded me as much of a Flemish sour, some vinegar. Taste follows, less vinegar, more tartness and fruit, the roast emerges more in the flavour, some cocoa. Average body, nice and airy, sour and dry in the finish - odd, good.
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5387-20130525] Large bottle. Mild yeasty grains aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting off-white head. Sour roasted yeast malt flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)