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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This exotic stout is a relative of Chocolate Sombrero, with the Mexican spices replaced by the flavors of chai tea: ginger, caramom, cinnamon and vanilla. Dear head banging craft beer drinkers, please remember, "Our love for you is like a truck... BERSERKER!"

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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Tap at the butcher and the boar with commonmac. Black with tan head. Strong chai spice nose. Taste is a syrupy, sweet, sticky, slightly boozy taste, not as much spice. Spices come late. Body is medium light for the style. Ok, but hoped for better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2016
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 11/6/2013. Black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, spices, dark fruit, maybe a touch of oxidation. Tastes of roasty notes, spices, a little dark chocolate and caramel. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Hasnt aged too badly but it was definitely better fresh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2323) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2016
Rating #2272 - 2015.12.21 - Bottle #21 in the 2015 Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. Beautiful dark brown pour with a decent head that lasts. Aroma is rich cocoa, alcohol. Palate is more of the same, lots of burnt sugar sweetness, cocoa, and a big hit of Chai - cardamom and cinnamon, which complements/exacerbates the high alcohol. Pair with some kulfi and succumb to your sugar coma, Indian style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with light head. Strong aromas of chai and dry winter spice overpowering everything else. Flavors spicy chocolate, roasted malts, ginger and allspice. Put off by the nose but yummy flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, burnt orange highlights, rapidly receding head. Chocolate, cardamom, cream. Moderately sweet with low bitterness. Spice grows as it warms, tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (516) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Poured dark with a nice tan head and great lacing. Tastes of Vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, cocoa and of course chai. Nice and thick after aging for 5 months. Would have again as a sipping beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmalaher (246) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
Dark and chewy. Very nice spicing. Sip it slowly, as it is hard to take in large amounts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (869) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Sweet vanilla and cinnamon aroma. Dark black stout appearance with a small brownish head. Vanilla, cinnamon, espresso coffee are present - quite sweet. Rich and full bodied with some warming alcohol sensations. Spicey notes in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Aroma of chai, cardamom, cinnamon. Pours black with a thin, foamy tan head. Taste is chocolate, chai, vanilla, cinnamon and coffee. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a lingering chocolatey finish. Really enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (2706) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2016
650ml bottle from Rayans in Andersonsville. Cellar aged 3 months. Very dark brown, almost black pour, with a bit of a tan head. Aroma has big holiday spices; ginger, nutmeg, allspice. Also there is bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Led by Christmas stuff. Taste is of bakers chocolate, ginger, other spices, caramel, and perhaps some chiles if squinting. The blend is solid and the body is medium-to-full. More carbonated than expected, with a bit of an alcohol presence. Finishes sweetly spicy, with some bitterness way back. Interesting to have a fuller bodied brew with this level of spice. It is fine, but not much of a fan. 13.4


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