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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Chai Tea and Porter have finally hooked up. Why Not? Seriously bold flavors of Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Anise combined with a six-malt blend, make this a hands-down discovery in beer. What is a Dhaba, anyway? We’ll give you a hint, think of India.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blueshockey24 (414) - Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Can. Pours brownish. Aroma is spicy gingerbread. Taste is sweet spicy almost gingerbread like. Thin. Not bad but not my thing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Dub (2) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
Mind-blowing. This beer probably is destined for the parking lot at a jam band show, but that doesn’t tarnish anything for me. Very drinkable, refreshing, and delicious. Also blends well with a variety of food flavored.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
2/5/16. 12oz can from Hy Vee, Moline. Black pour under a small khaki head, mild lacing. Faint aroma, light spice and roasted malts. I’m actually digging the flavor at this moment, rich, a touch of sweet vanilla, chai spice, lingering vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGDBatPan (23) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
THIS IS HOW YOU DO CHAI BEER, GODD***IT. It’s well worth the mildly embarrassing name.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frozer (240) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Can to pint. Black in color. Off white head. Cinnamon and tea aroma. Chai flavor with some roast. Surprisingly very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 21, 2015
Can. Dark burgundy, opaque, with burnt orange edges. Half a finger of bubbly head the color of, well, chai, becomes as thin ring before too long. Spices come through in the aroma, for sure. Cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, clove, toast. Background of sourdough. Kind of funky behind the sharp spice. Heavy chai flavor. Soft bready base, lots and lots of cinnamon, ginger and clove. Tannic. Body is thinner than I’d like. Mild CO2, fizzy, peppery and bitter from the spices. The best display of chai flavor I’ve experienced in a beer. Bold yet balanced, intense yet drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (2065) - Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Can - good size foamy head, almost black color, big time tea & cinnamon aroma and flavor, some mild other spices, roasty malt backbone, definitely a little different, not really my cup of tea (no pun intended!) but I guess it does hit what the brewer was going for

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Location: 12 oz can from Syosset Beverage, 3/21/15

Aroma: Strong chai tea and spice aroma, ginger, cinnamon, and clove, and it totally works
Appearance: Pours a murky light brown color. almost muddy, small beige head, drippy lace
Flavor: Slightly sweet and full of chai tea spice, works much better than you’d expect
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, super drinkable, with an average carbonation
Overall Impression: I’m shocked at how much I liked this one, but it totally works. Great spice forward beer. Tons of flavor. I gotta say, this beer should have a much higher score than it does. I’m not going with the crowd on this one at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (286) - - MAR 20, 2015
Lots of ginger and cinnamon on the nose. More ginger and cinnamon in the taste with a decent Porter base. Interesting beer but damn drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Can. Black with small tan head. Aroma of herbal notes (chai), clove, cinnamon, and roasted malt. Medium body, bold chai, cinnamon, malt sweetness, and roasted malt. Too much chai that overpowers the porter.


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