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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? Weíll give you a hint, think of India.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (1932) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5473) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Nice Porter pour, a deep brown body with a modest, creamy light brown head. The aroma is strong with the Chai Tea (not a real favorite), almost completely masking the scents from the dark malt. In the flavor, the malt comes across as lightly toasted, but the rest is about the tea, followed by a light ashy bitterness. Okay, but (ouch) not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7125) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Canned. Poured medium sienna with a uniform toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter tea, nutty notes, and light biscuit, with vanilla and cocoa accents. The flavor found somewhat tart tea upfront, with vanilla, caramel, and nutty notes following.. almost pumpkin pie-y spices from the tea on the slightly grainy finish. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.. OK feel.. solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2014
a beer that tastes like chai tea. so what? itís like good chai tea infused with beer. why do i need this? why do i want it?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricyclist (723) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Moderate sample pour of murky dark brown with no head.... Iím trying to build a head and itís not happening. Aroma smells like new shoes, seriously, weird... Chai notes on the nose and mouth. Sweet with vanilla presence also. I donít hate it but I definitely donít love it...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Thin looking black pour with a few inches of healthy beige head. Sweet bready aroma, cinnamon aroma is strong. Low carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel, finishes gritty. Sweet chocolatey porter taste with chai latte thrown in, lots of cinnamon but not too creamy, strong vanilla too. This works well for just one or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
can. brown with small head. quite sweet and malty base. a bit thin. medium spicing. itís more interesting than good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CJack (35) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Poured from can to pint glass, deep hazy red with noticeable sedimentation. Sweet tea aroma, nice herbal and malt flavors. Good body, smooth feel. Very unique and tasty! ---Rated whilst imbibing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
Red-brown pour w/ light brown head. Aroma is spices, roasted malt. Taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, an various spices(which does flow well with the beer). Alright beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6608) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2014
Can. Pours a near clear deep amber brown with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is full of sweet dark grains with a good amount of marshmallow and chai coming through. Flavor is similar with sweetness from chai, dark grains and marshmallow, but the are counter balanced by a bit of roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
12oz can 4/6/14 (Binnyís Downers Grove Mix A Six)-42į in English Pint-Pours a dark brown with ruby tints and a small off white head. Aroma of sweetness, chocolate and a mix of things I canít describe. Taste of chocolate, spices, cinnamon, and ginger. This light bodied brew is a mix of mess but is easy drinking and something different.

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