fidelis83 (2125) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear cola brown with a minimal, creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly chai spice, seems a little overboard on the cardamom, a little dark caramel and crystal malt-like sweetness. Flavor is loaded with spice again, but starts off nice and promising, very much chai-like with a light caramel backbone and a hint of black malt that seems to not mix well with some of the spices as by the finish there is a bitter, spicy, woody bitterness, that just doesnít do much for me. Light to medium body with a sugary feel and medium-heavy, soda-like carbonation. Not very good. Honestly, if I did a blind taste test on this I might think it was some sort of weird spiced Birch/Root Beer experimental soda. That would be fine, except that it really isnít very good to boot, not really bad, but not all that beer like.
ben4321 (4467) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 youíd expect
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, super drinkable, with an average carbonation
Iím 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. Iím not going with the crowd on this one at all.
e303 (178) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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Nero55 (829) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Itzjerm (1578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Once again, I really like this brew it is unique and different. Is it from artificial flavor... I would be more disappointed but I donít know. Aroma and taste is chai like with a nice porter backbone. Malty toasted sweet A nice beer. Nice lasting head.
DocJitsu (1156) - Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, dirty brown with a short, quickly dissipating dark caramel colored head. Cherry Coke and horehound candy nose. Moderately thick. My wife took a taste and says, "Wow! Thatís very Chai!" Molasses, horehound, Cherry Coke, and faint cinnamon.
Cousin_Larry (485) - - JAN 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I canít even describe the aroma. Tastes like a gingerbread cookie dipped in coffee with hints of metal. Interesting but not great.
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This seems a bit underrated. Its really heavy on the chai spices, lightly creamy, some cocoa, and very light roast. I enjoyed it.
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Peculier Pub, NYC can ($6): Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is chai, sugar, and some light roasted malt. Taste and aroma are a combination of clove, ginger, and cinnamon. I donít think I really detected any anise. In honesty, it doesnít taste entirely like a chai... it is like the tastes of that thrown into a light porter. Meh.
bob_w (359) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Super dark brown color, almost opaque. Healthy beige head. Allspice note in the aroma. Mild allspice/nutmeg, pumpkin pie-like aroma. Light-medium body. Fairly subtle for spice beer. Clean finish.
drpimento (2401) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured with a reasonable light tan head that lingers with a light cover, some lace and has an opaque black brown color. I don't pick up any of the spices in the aroma just basically Porter. I am not a chai tea drinker so I don't remember those flavors but the spices in this beer are reminiscent of holiday spices. To me they don't go so well together. The body is okay. This beer might be for some but not for me.
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