zoelester (23) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Kind of an odd tasting beer. No real chai tea taste. A little bit if a bitter after taste.
hopscotch (9520) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... Pours black with a brief, khaki head. Aroma-wise, Red Brick is trying to subtle me to death here. I LOVE chai. LOVE IT! I wanted this beer to be the dark ale equivalent. I Wanted in-my-face chai. Nope. Hardly any chai spices in the aroma or flavor. The base beer is roasty and charred accompanied by a hint of blackstrap molasses. Medium to full-bodied and mildly oily with stinging carbonation. The flavor is espresso-roast coffee and black patent malt. This isnít all that sweet. In fact, thereís near-perfect balance here. Crisp, carbonic, dry finale. Average stout. This doesnít have the body of an oatmeal stout or the sweet flavor of a milk stout. Cleanly brewed, but meh.
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep oily black, with a light head that reduces quickly to a tiny ring of bubbles. The nose is of nice pie spices. Flavors of chai tea are there, indeed, and mix with a semi-sweet dark chocolate back. The finish closes in on the warm pie spice notes. Luckily, the lactose is held in check to let the spiced-tea accents work well with the chocolate and light roasted malt contingencies. Medium-bodied, with a complex flavor palate, this goes down well in the cold months of winter, or drinkable enough with enough activity in the mouth to last all year round. Decent experiment here!
pumpmaster (1144) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $5.99/6-pack. Very good.
burg326 (3880) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a black color with aromas of tea, earth, light roast and a touch of lactose. Flavors are the same decent milk stout up front but a weird tea and chai aftertaste. That mix did not work for me.
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
INteresting taste there. Very nice taste of stout and fine thick features. Some weird thin tea hint was.
jjgmd (1510) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with no real head. Nose is spicy and malty.
Taste is sweet with a strong chai flavor, drinks quite easily. Finish is sweet with lingering spice and herbal flavors. Worth trying but not for a repeat. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1461) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and spices. Taste is rosaty and smooth, of roasted malt, milk chocolate, spices, vanilla and chai notes with a spicy, burnt finish.
HonusWagner (1625) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An interesting take on the style, with light cinnamon notes and hints of vanilla chai. Creamy body. Flavors arenít all right, but itís pretty easy to drink.
onceblind (4541) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thin sticky beige head. The nose is great, with sweet chocolaty nuttiness, caramel, and something like pumpkin and something herbal. Taste is sweet and earthy with a roasted caramel and creamy tones, and a little pumpkin spice...or something like it. Really tasty.
gnoff (7979) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz bottle from Total Wine & More, Clearwater (thanks Brian / not on ratebeer). Sampled on January 25, 2014.
Clear black color with some brown, light brown head. Sweet, roasted, malty, some ash scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, sweet, roasted scent. Roasted aftertaste.