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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Robust American Oatmeal Stout brewed with a large addition of coconut milk and our own chai spice blend for a distinctively ZEN experience.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6984) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Nitro tap at Rock Bottom Minneapolis. Very dark pour with a huge tan nitro head. Creamy palate. Oat, lightly sweet, and lots of dry tea late. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Winterfest ’11. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma was big with some oats, touch of coconut, and a definite chai/spice note with hints of chocolate and roast. Taste is notes of mainly chai spice, some coconut, and some oat/roast to round it out. A bit sweet at the end, but overall a very interesting beer and well made.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
ABR 2010. A really good beer from Rock Bottom. Coconut in the aroma and flavor, but more chai than coconut. Roasted malt in the flavor as well. A black beer. Smooth palate, and a beer that is just a little thick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Minnesota Winterfest 2011. Black color with a medium head. Full on chai aroma and taste. Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and light coconut. Stout base provides a decent malty and roasted note for the spice delivery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2323) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
An enjoyable spicy but sweet stout. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of sweet tea and spices. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Nice dark black pour with a tan head. Has a huge aroma of chai and has a chai taste with a hint of roasted coconut.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2015) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle through trade thanks to Matt. Pour has a dark earthy brown color bordering on black with a thin covering of tan head. Aroma has hefty spices, coconut, light chocolate, and some roasted malt. Mouth feel is light for a stout but there is some texture perhaps from the oats. Flavor again has the spices at the forefront, coconut water, oats, chocolate, pops of ginger, and roasted malt. Oats and coconut seem to be getting along nicely and there is a bit of sweetness that brings it together. The concoction itself surprisingly works and even with the spices being prominent there is plenty going on behind the scenes making this interesting to drink. I went into this beer with no idea what "chai" is but after some Wikipedia reading...lol...I see this beer is true to many aspects of the tea, spice, milk, uses of the word. Who knew that beer rating would make one smarter and more knowledgeable? I also think going forward I will keep with the use of capitals at the beginning of sentences instead of being lazy in my rates. Hell, I hope the first thousand plus rates without capitals don’t start to bother me know.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2012
On tap at Old Chicago in Eden Prairie, MN. Thick dark black pour, 1/4 inch head and an an aroma of spicy chai tea. Flavor it very nice and thick/creamy dark malt base and then more of the strong chai tea spice. Not much coconut here, but still pretty tasty nonetheless. I would order this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1910) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Dark brown pour with head. Spicy, chocolate and sweet aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1848) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Cask at Rock Bottom Brewery in Minneapolis. Pours black with creamy tan head. Aromas are coconut, tropical fruit, and bubblegum. Smooth and rich mouthfeel thanks to the cask. Flavours are coconut, sweet bubblegum balanced nicely by roasted malts. Awesome.


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