gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
Dark brown color, dark brown head. Sweet, spicy scent. Sweet, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of anise, cardamom, chocolate, lactose, and dark fruit. Flavor of lactose, chocolate, cardamom, roasted malt, and raisins.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black with thin tan head, aroma brought big cinnamon, clove, hints of vanilla, coffee and roast, slight chocolate and lactose as well, this is definitely a good blend of spices for the beer but it’s a bit much. Taste is similar, some slight chocolate, toffee, coffee and roast but dominated by cinnamon, clove, allspice notes, finishing fairly dry.
onceblind (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin light brown head. Aroma was nice but confusing. Dark toasty roast malts mixed with some creamy light cinnamon and a touch of something spicy, I assume the chai (I never have had chai tea, so, shame on me.). Taste was much the same. Smooth and creamy with roasty dark malt tones, balanced by a tone of exotic spices and a touch of cinnamon creme.
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 I was really looking forward to trying this beer and finally had the chance this weekend. One of my main questions was whether I could drink more than one of these before I got sick of the chai flavor, as I was considering brewing one up. And my answer is: probably not, sadly. However, Y&Y does a great job of keeping the chai flavor in moderation, such that it is really noticable in the nose and taste, but not overpowering. The version I tasted had absolutely no carbonation. I was given the beer head-free, and it proceeded to go head-negative almost. The beer was pretty tasty - I?d love to see them boost the sweetness (hotter mash?) to back up the chai flavor a bit more and to give it a little more mouthfeel.
yakandyeti (1) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This stout is a based on an English milk stout which is creamier and more smooth than a dry stout. There is a residual sweetness due to the fact that brewer’s yeast cannot ferment lactose. The stout is balanced by deeply roasted barley and our own chai tea spices. A perfect dessert drink or digestif.
* caution: this beer contains lactose for those with intolerance
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Yak and Yeti Westminster. Creamy black appearance with a foamy brown head. Quite spicy, minty, cinnamon, dark, somewhat toasty malty nose. Spicy (mint, tea, nutmeg, cinnamon) flavor with a creamy, fairly roasty chocolate malty flavor.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2010. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy cream colored head, low retention and flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, rich), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of prune, date, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, rich), light hops (woody), light esters (fruity) with notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Medium body, carbonation, and creaminess, low warmth with a sweet finish.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, 1 oz sample at the GABF in Denver. Dark brown with a tan head lace. Aromas of tea, chocolate, vanilla and leather. Medium body and creamy. Flavors of dark chocolate and vanilla spice, long lasting bitterness.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Yak & Yeti poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of spice, tea, milk chocolate, light vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cardomom, cinnamon, dark chocolate and light vanilla with a smooth lingering spiced finish.