simonblaine (187) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery chai flavoured beer. Another forgettable beer from Big Rock. Aroma of spiced watery beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
YYCCraft (1) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - Very pleasant aroma. Caramel, cane sugar, masala chai spice, and cinnamon. The hop aroma is mild, but it comes across as earthy.
Appearance - Pours with an inch of head that dissipates quickly. Bright copper colour.
Taste - Medium sweetness which is fizzled by the carbonation. Slight bitter finish on tongue.
Palate - Light mid palate density, with a very fizzy almost soda feel on the tongue. The texture is smooth and the finish hangs around without being too overpowering.
Overall - A solid release from Big Rock in their quest to realign themselves in the Canadian craft beer market. I like this beer, but you wonít see me drinking a six pack of them. Definitely a dessert beer to be drank on occasion.
cards04 (1196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice buttery aromas. Some nice spice notes too. Flavours are toasted rye bread and malt... the aromas are good. ..the flavours are a bit of a let down.
bulldogops (765) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
341mL Bottle. 5.5%. Clear amber pour. Aroma is dominated by a pastry chefís cabinet, mostly toasted cardamom and nutmeg, chai tea fragrant. Was expecting a standard winter ale type creature, but this is dominated by a tanginess from the cardamom that I Canít get on board with. Have 5 of these for anyone who wants one.
patricks110 (1482) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
SUrprisingly not as bad as expected. Nice spice blend nose and flavour with mild caramel and nutty malts and a pinch of hops for measure. A bit strong and that goes well. Not much to say, but a one time try
dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. I liked the aroma as I am a tea-lover, but the taste was weird and a bit offputing at first. Not that great.
northropfrye (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The problem with these exotic flavoured beers by Big Rock is theyíre so half-assed. I donít know if theyíre trying to save money or what, but the flavours are so subtle and watery and any flavour that is there is just odd. Brown iced tea appearance. Faint chai aroma, nutmeg, spices. Taste is a little sweet, a touch of tea, but really itís just a boring watery beer.
reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341ml bottle pours amber in color with a small white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is cardamom and caramel with other spices that I cannot identify. Taste is very malty sweet with some spiciness and mild hop bitterness. Light to medium body with adequate carbonation. A decent spiced ale, but a little too sweet and lacking in complexity for my tastes.
Ferris (1194) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft - Cardamom and spices overwhelm the nose. Clear amber with a thin head. Cardamom and sweet caramel malts. High carbonation prevent it from tasting too sweet, which it is and it comes across like soda. Malt and spice. I donít think I could drink another but I know quit a few who would drink this like pop.