Volo Cask Days 2009 Oct 26th-Nov 1st

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Postby Jon Walker » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:23 am

Well I'm gutted that this will be the first Cask Days yet that I cannot attend. Barring a miracle I will have to live vicariously through all the reports posted here. Hope it's a great one, certainly seems like a fantastic lineup.
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Postby tupalev » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:51 am

This is the first one I am going to miss as well (I know the deer hunting calendar is not tops in Toronto for scheduling purposes!) - I hope it goes really well for Ralph and the crew at Volo and for all of the regulars here who are attending. I'll see if there is any leftover when I get back!
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Postby inertiaboy » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:55 am

tupalev wrote:This is the first one I am going to miss as well (I know the deer hunting calendar is not tops in Toronto for scheduling purposes!) - I hope it goes really well for Ralph and the crew at Volo and for all of the regulars here who are attending. I'll see if there is any leftover when I get back!


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Postby Radek » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:32 am

F&M Porter - new beer ? listed with 6 % and 26 IBU....
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Postby viggo » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:35 am

Radek wrote:F&M Porter - new beer ? listed with 6 % and 26 IBU....


New beer. I believe its F&M Stonehammer Porter
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Postby Bobsy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:48 am

viggo wrote:
Radek wrote:F&M Porter - new beer ? listed with 6 % and 26 IBU....


New beer. I believe its F&M Stonehammer Porter


Yup - that's what it says on the menu.
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Postby bartle » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:32 pm

Bobsy wrote:
viggo wrote:
Radek wrote:F&M Porter - new beer ? listed with 6 % and 26 IBU....


New beer. I believe its F&M Stonehammer Porter


Yup - that's what it says on the menu.



I'm really looking forward to this one.
after having the Dark Ale on cask at the Victory in the late summer... I think this will be a beauty.
George does brilliant work. If it doesn't sound exciting, your taste buds will be having a party!

can't wait for this event.
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Postby Duct Tape » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:46 am

bartle wrote:
Bobsy wrote:
viggo wrote:
Radek wrote:F&M Porter - new beer ? listed with 6 % and 26 IBU....


New beer. I believe its F&M Stonehammer Porter


Yup - that's what it says on the menu.



I'm really looking forward to this one.
after having the Dark Ale on cask at the Victory in the late summer... I think this will be a beauty.
George does brilliant work. If it doesn't sound exciting, your taste buds will be having a party!

can't wait for this event.


Um, i hate to burst your hopes, but the F&M Stonehammer Porter was on for the pre-Cask days week and the firkin kicked Tuesday night when i was at Volo. I was actually going to go for it and it had just kicked.
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Postby SteelbackGuy » Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:48 am

Duct Tape wrote:
bartle wrote:
Bobsy wrote:
viggo wrote:
Radek wrote:F&M Porter - new beer ? listed with 6 % and 26 IBU....


New beer. I believe its F&M Stonehammer Porter


Yup - that's what it says on the menu.



I'm really looking forward to this one.
after having the Dark Ale on cask at the Victory in the late summer... I think this will be a beauty.
George does brilliant work. If it doesn't sound exciting, your taste buds will be having a party!

can't wait for this event.




Um, i hate to burst your hopes, but the F&M Stonehammer Porter was on for the pre-Cask days week and the firkin kicked Tuesday night when i was at Volo. I was actually going to go for it and it had just kicked.



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Postby Bobsy » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:17 am

Duct Tape wrote:Um, i hate to burst your hopes, but the F&M Stonehammer Porter was on for the pre-Cask days week and the firkin kicked Tuesday night when i was at Volo. I was actually going to go for it and it had just kicked.


I manically cackled as I drank one of the last halfs on Tuesday night:

Cask porter brewed for Volo's Traditional English Ales event. Standard appearance of a very dark brown (almost black) body, topped by a bubbly tan head, which soon fades to a wispy cap. No lacing, though the cap is maintained for much of the beer. Good roasted aroma, with coffee being particularly prominent. There's a lot of balance going on, and while little else stands out beyond the roasted notes you'd expect, it does strike me as well-crafted. On to the flavour...

Even though the cask was only tapped a night prior, I'm already picking up some slight oxidisation in the flavour. Nothing too bad - just a slightly distracting hint of cardboard and plastic which crops up every now and then. Thankfully, there's a pretty decent beer beyond this, although it does feel more like an English stout than porter. Decent roast notes make their presence felt throughout.Cocoa and caramel mix with fruit to create a lightly sweet balance. Medium to light mouthfeel with restrained cask carbonation. A slightly fuller mouthfeel would have helped beef up the flavours slightly.

This is a decent, though unremarkable, stout / porter hybrid. I enjoyed my beer, but there's not really enough action going on to tempt me back for another. I far preferred the oatmeal coffee stout they offered up at the start of this year, but its nice to get a cask porter, so I can't complain.
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Postby viggo » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:17 am

I have 2 extra tickets for session 3b and 2 extras for session 4 is anyone needs some. Buddy of mine bailed out due to work.
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Postby JerCraigs » Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:02 am

Duct Tape wrote:Um, i hate to burst your hopes, but the F&M Stonehammer Porter was on for the pre-Cask days week and the firkin kicked Tuesday night when i was at Volo. I was actually going to go for it and it had just kicked.



Rumour has it that we might see it again post Cask Days? Hope so as I also missed out on it and it seems to be getting positive reviews.
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Postby Bobsy » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:06 pm

So what session is everyone going to? I'll be pouring at both of Friday's and drinking at the brewer's breakfast. Anyone who wants to say hello, just use my profile pic as a reference.
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Postby grub » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:28 pm

Bobsy wrote:Anyone who wants to say hello, just use my profile pic as a reference.


karen, is that you? i really liked you in talladega nights.

i'll be at sessions 2, 3b, and 4.
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Postby viggo » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:38 pm

I'll be at every session. Someone take my extra tickets!

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