Short’s Black Chai
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pub Brew. Black Chai is a sumptuous black ale that immediately entices the senses with aromas of dark specialty malts, cardamon, nutmeg, and ginger. The brew has a delicious creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate and roasted malt characteristics resonate throughout this black ale. The finish is playfully spicy and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Pour on tap at Old Chicago, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, some tea, hints of roast. Taste was a mix of cinnamon, coriander, orange peel, roast, vanilla, touch of earth, chocolate, coffee, finishing slightly sweet, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are creamy spices and some roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (826) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Deep brown thin pour with half inch brown head. Dodger carbonation, thicker creamy mouthfeel, finishes dry. Aroma of black tea, cream, allspice, a bit light. Flavor of malty chocolate, some tea that’s bitter, nutmeg and allspice blend with the tea to make a bitter chai flavor, a bit chalky. Decent and tastes like chai.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3089) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Near black body with a thick beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, spruce, how was your spice, tea leaves, earth. Smoke and char with chai tea. Mild to moderate sweetness. Bitter, ashy smoke in the finish. Interesting and creative, as expected with Short’s. Fun to try once.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous! Smells nice with a hint of spices, taste changes throughout, catch some chocolate,tea,and spices not too bad first I?ve tried of its style still not too bad for something that?s not my cup of tea!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1816) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Spices win over roast... but some roast background. Deep black color, and outstanding body!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (917) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a foamy, long-lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast, with a combination of chai tea that doesn’t blend so well. Flavor is stronger on the chai tea and roast, along with some bitterness. Seems more like a chai and porter than a black ipa. Different, but tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazyFresh (9) - metro detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
Feel like this is a little underrated. The chai really comes through on this one. Heavy mouthfeel with robust flavors. Spicey, roasty, nutty and pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ColovianTrader (450) - - JAN 31, 2015
Toasted malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar toffee and nuts. Slightly herbal finish. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. near black with one finger head. less of a black ipa than a black ale. interesting spicing. the chai is present, but not in your face. like just about everything shorts makes, this is interesting. not bad, but wouldn’t seek out again soon.

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