olr1984 (858) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at avery taproom pours a murky brown with a tan head. spice and cinnamon aroma with a slight chai taste
ineedbeer (520) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery.
Aroma is dominated by chai with a light roast and nutty character. No hops or alcohol present in aroma.
Pours a slightly cloudy brown with some ruby highlights and a thin tan head with average retention. Light lacing.
Flavor has a more noticeable malt character than the aroma. Light roast, moderate chocolate and nuttiness. Hints of dark caramel and toffee. Moderately strong chai notes but they come in mid palate so you can still get the malt notes. No hop flavor and light bitterness. Fairly sweet.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall better than I was expecting. While the chai is strong, especially in the aroma, it doesn’t completely overwhelm the malt in the flavor.
arminjewell (5591) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of cinnamon, clove, spice, nice earth, grain, dark cocoa notes, hints of caramel, toffee, slight nutty notes as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, mixing into nice chai spice notes with cinnamon, clove, some slight grain and earthy tones, nuts, finishing dry, sweet.
zizzybalubba (1303) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Avery tap takeover at Pub 17 in Denver, CO during GABF week 2013. Brown pour with a thin khaki head. Aroma of roasted coffee, light chocolate, and chai tea. The chai is prominent in the flavor with some added light chocolate and floral hops. Some spiciness from the chai on the finish. Decent overall.
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like star anise mostly, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Hoppy flavors balanced with the sweetness of the spices. Raisins and bread. A little thin on the mouthfeel but other than that, great flavor.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) cloudy medium brown, creamy tan head with nice lacing. Nose of chai, nutty, raisin, great spice balance. Taste is even better, chai but balanced without the overpowering allspice, raisin, clove, great nutty and spicy palate finish.
jmgreenuk (3269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery. Poured a murky dark brown with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is big ginger and spice. The flavour is medium bitter with a spicy weak liqourice fruit palate. A really unusual beer which is really refreshing and if you like spice you will love this.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is strongly herbal, sage reminding me of stuffing with a Sunday roast. Also strong ginger. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. It’s Sunday roast chicken dinner beer! (With ginger). Brilliant!
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Avery. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Ginger overwhelms the nose. Sage, roast, and cocoa powder. Mild chalk, lots of herbs, and a subtle sweetness. Flavor is all ginger up front. Herbal sage on the middle, some roast, toast, and bread sweetness. A bit chalky on the finish.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - OCT 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured at Avery's tap room. Smells like chai and tastes so much like chai. Pours brown orange color. Beer is very sweet. I have never tasted a beer anything like this.