mcox90 (1371) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with some mahogany highlights with a one finger khaki head. Some minor lace. Aroma has notes of milk chocolate, malt, hints of chai tea and spices. Flavor is much the same. Good malty, cocoa based porter with layers of chai tea, vanilla, cinnamon(light), and coffee. Towards the sweet side, just a little. Medium bodied with a soft palate. Goes down quite easy. I really liked it.
WillRunForBeer (180) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growlette. Pours black with a beige head. Scent is chai, cinnamon.. Flavor is smooth chai, cinnamon, a bit of roasted malt. The finish is coffee bitterness with a touch of plastic.
msnelling09 (68) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a dark, coffee black with a huge head of rocky, khaki bubbles that slowly fizzle away, leaving a lacing of sticky stripes on the sides of the glass. In body, the beer is too dark for the eyes to penetrate. On the nose, the beer smells beautifully spicy with chai and cinnamon notes alongside very light grass and roast malt and a touch of smooth milk chocolate. On the tongue, the beer tastes fruity sweet with a light, bitter roast and a touch of cider-like acidity. The beer finishes sweet and milky with a touch of roast. In the mouth, the beer feels on the very light side of medium with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, but a slight watery touch at the end. The flavors began as spicy, fruity chai with a touch of roast. The flavors transition into spicy, milk chocolate with soft coffee notes. Light plastic flavors also tint the edges of the chai-notes, but they are very slight. A very soft cidery flavor can be sensed, right on the finish of the beer with a touch of bitter coffee, toffee, creamy milk, smooth chocolate, and a smidge of cinnamon. Overall, the beer is a lighter porter, and gives a light watery sense to it as you sip, but it is tasty and sessionable with some nice chai and porter flavors. It is a great representation of what its label says it is, I just wish this beer was a little thicker… The beer was really nice to sip, though, and is an excellent beer to session over a cool fall or winter’s night.
adamjackson (1733) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Southern New Hampshire Brewers Fest. Enjoyed in a 2 ounce glass. 2-finger coffee head, dark nut brown appearance. Smell has a big up front black tea scent followed by sugar and cream with masala chai spices. Taste is similar to the scent. Smells like my morning Masala Chai. Lots of nice spices and black tea with sugar and cream added. Medium body. This is a very delicious take on a porter.