on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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? Weíll give you a hint, think of India.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blueshockey24 (461) - 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.

   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 doesnít tarnish anything for me. Very drinkable, refreshing, and delicious. Also blends well with a variety of food flavored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - 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. Iím actually digging the flavor at this moment, rich, a touch of sweet vanilla, chai spice, lingering vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Not bad!

   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. Itís well worth the mildly embarrassing name.

   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.

   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 Iíd like. Mild CO2, fizzy, peppery and bitter from the spices. The best display of chai flavor Iíve experienced in a beer. Bold yet balanced, intense yet drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
csaso (2120) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5785) - 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 youíd expect
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, super drinkable, with an average carbonation
Overall Impression: 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.

   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

   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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50