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Village Monk Chai Winter Porter

Brewed by Village Brewery
Style: Porter
Calgary, Canada


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Limited Edition Fall 2012. The first frost heralds the arrival of the monk. A jolly, dark brew with a stout body bourne of copious chocolate and caramel malts. If you are a genial soul, the monk will sing you ancient notes of cardamom and clove, ginger and fennel, mint and peppercorn. Amen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
[5969-20131020] Cask. Mild grainy chai spices. Slightly hazy, dark brown amber body with a quick foamy white head. Tea-infused spiced and toasted grains flavour. Medium body has only a hint of heat. Wonderful balance. (7/3/7/3/16) 3.6+
(Cask Days 2013 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Murky brown pour with a thin tan head. Strong chai aroma. Taste has more roast malt and chocolate in it. Medium body. Interesting and different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2014
light brown color. Tons of chai and light chocolate character. Smooth, perhaps a bit over spiced, but still not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Dark brown, spice aroma, clove, cinnamon, brown sugar. More bitter spice flavour, finish is long like over steeped tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from the Village Square. Surprised it took so long for them to bring out a mix pack. Warm spice nose; plenty of clove. A nice light porter flavor underneath the spice. The spice while strong and dominant is not overpowering. This is a very nice Winter beer. Spice runs nicely start to finish and long after. Nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Rating #834 - December 15, 2013 - Bottle from Village Square mixpack from Coop in #yeg. Dark brown pour with a rich, creamy tan foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is toasted fennel seed, chai tea, cardamom, ginger, molasses. More fennel, mint, rosemary character on the palate, as well as some mild chocolatey roast malt character. Finishes dry and fairly chalky for my taste, especially with a minty, peppery aftertaste. Enjoyable and certainly unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Growler purchase from Willow Park, shared with extended family. Very dark brown, average beige head. Spicy roast aroma, very much in keeping with the holiday spirit. True to its title, the spice character fits the chai monicker nicely, with cardamom and cinnamon both boldly present. Burnt malts and bitter chocolate combine nicely with the spices. A tad thin for 6%, but otherwise quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
2013-10-20. Dark brown black body with a small tan head. Strong aroma of chai spices, very mild sweet malt. Flavour is surprisingly pretty balanced, it has a strong chai spice character throughout but the base has enough sweet malt to support it. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Session 3, Cask Days 2013, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11379) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
6.2% 30 IBU. A deep dark brown stout with a thin big bubbled brown head. In aroma, a nice mix of cinnamon, chocolate and coffee, with notes of cardamom. In mouth, a sweet fruity chocolate malt with light black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, smooth and interesting. Cask Days 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Looks like a typical porter. Aroma and taste is rich chocolate malt with an interesting blend of spices. I wouldn’t want to drink more than a pint in one sitting but one pint was mighty fine.

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