DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2008
Volo Cask Days 2007
Spicey pumpkin filling nose, hazy, brownish/orange. Flavour is pumpkin all the way(were many pumpkin pies pureed for this?) Medium bodied, very well balanced, spicey, great mouthfeel, a lavish texture. Terrific! Well done again Perry! shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008
Spicy, yeasty and quite strong. Heavy, sometimes overwhelming body is backed up by herbal hop notes and woody flavours. Alcohol is noticeable. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2007: Pumpkin colour .. haha .. and no head provided. I was surprised to find so much actual pumpkin in the aroma, leaving those "pumpkin pie spices" to take a bit of a backseat. That said you can definitely pull out the ginger and clove alongside some hops. The flavour also took a leaning on the pumpkin side, leaving the spices to take the backseat, and it was interesting. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan so perhaps it’s not for me, but I’d also say this is a far better representation of the style than those other locals who dump a bag of spice in and call it a pumpkin ale. Beware the alcohol, she’ll sneak up on ya.. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2007
[764-20071020] Cask @ Volo Cask Days 2007 (Toronto, ON). Super ginger aroma with atomic oxo cubes. Slightly hazy, amber brown body with no head. Spicy nutmeg and ginger flavour has a bit of bread crust. Medium-full body is smooth. Better cold, reminds me of a pumpkin pie-like mix. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
Orange-brown in colour, very thin beige coloured head ring around the glass, very still looking, no lacing. The aroma was of pumpkins, some bread, lots of spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves. The flavour is an almost repeat of the aroma, it’s like drinking a freshly baked pumpkin pie. Mildly sweet mouthfeel, thinnish body, mild carbonation. Finishes long with some light spice. I liked how the pumpkin and the spices balanced each other out. Fairly warming actually, the perfect early fall beer.
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 31, 2007
Cask at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=blank>Volo in Toronto, Ontario on October 20, 2007.
On Cask at Volo , Canada tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Appearance :Fine haze , rose copper with bubbly ring 2+
Sweet bread with plenty of “Belgian” spice, clove backed by mashed pumpkin.6+.
Flavour/Palate :Soft oily body , pumpkin seed , soapy finish with green raw hops. Quiet fruity (pumpkin) with some smoky malt at finish.
Cask fest orange color little bit of head nose is lotsa cinnamon and nutmeg, flavor is pumpkin pie spices as usual a little hop bitterness wouldn’t expect anything else, more pumpkin though is needed in the flavor, good try rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Cask days 2007. Golden orange, no head. Nose is pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, caramel maltiness, slight alcohol. Flavor is pumpkin spice, actual pumpkin/squash. Some bitterness in the finish with a dry spiciness. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
Cask at Volo Cask Days 2007. Dark orange-amber with a small head. Aroma is sweet, spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) with fresh pumpkin and hops. Flavour has a hint of pumpkin off the top, followed by a prominent spiciness, some wood and lemon, and a warm, herbal finish. Pretty nice stuff. HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
Cask. At Volo Casks Days ’07. Hazy orange-copper pour, average head. Aroma of caramel malt and fresh pumpkin, always nice to smell a pumpkin beer that isn’t just pie spices ... also had mild cinnamon/nutmeg spiciness and some dry hops ... smelled like a "Belgian" yeast, but what do I know about that stuff? The taste was simpler than the aroma, more bitter, pungent spice, less of the vegetalbe pumpkin character, had a nice herbal finish. I found the body quite thick, not much carbonation but who cares - and a long pungent dry spicy finish. Very very good, it paled a little as I’d had the Southern Tier Pumking the day before, but better than the other Ontario Pumpkins, that’s for sure.