dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint glass
Ginger, clove, with a hint of chocolate. Dark amberish brown with a 2 cm frothy, tan, head that lasts only a few minutes while reducing to 4 mm. Taste is ginger and clove with chocolate and ending with a muted bitterness. What a waste of money. Is this just a pumpkin spice porter with a different label on?
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 20, 2013 - gravity cask at Cask Days 2013. (30 IBU). Mostly clear deep ruby with a decent frothy tan head. Aroma of cinnamon/clove/spices, black tea, a little herbal - more like a brown ale than anything else ... taste has more roast malt, definitely more spice - quite biting - with less tea - fairly dry. Average body, weak carbonation, quick-finishing - pleasant spicy aftertaste, very nice little drinker.
reebtogi (5080) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with some amber highlights when held to the light. Has a finger of off-white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is tea leaves with some cardamom and chocolate. Taste is a tea and herbal hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness and finishing with some spices. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, not a fan of tea, so this brew is not for me, but still well crafted and sure to satisfy some tea lovers out there.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[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)
RhetoricalAns (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TimE (4347) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light brown color. Tons of chai and light chocolate character. Smooth, perhaps a bit over spiced, but still not bad
markas101 (2089) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DuffMan (8324) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.