RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Chai Tea and Porter have finally hooked up. Why Not? Seriously bold flavors of Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Anise combined with a six-malt blend, make this a hands-down discovery in beer. What is a Dhaba, anyway? We’ll give you a hint, think of India.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (2508) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours clear cola brown with a minimal, creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly chai spice, seems a little overboard on the cardamom, a little dark caramel and crystal malt-like sweetness. Flavor is loaded with spice again, but starts off nice and promising, very much chai-like with a light caramel backbone and a hint of black malt that seems to not mix well with some of the spices as by the finish there is a bitter, spicy, woody bitterness, that just doesn’t do much for me. Light to medium body with a sugary feel and medium-heavy, soda-like carbonation. Not very good. Honestly, if I did a blind taste test on this I might think it was some sort of weird spiced Birch/Root Beer experimental soda. That would be fine, except that it really isn’t very good to boot, not really bad, but not all that beer like.

JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Deep brown color, with a hint of ruby when held to the light. Tall, tight, tan head with nice lace. Scents of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, and biscuits. A spiced vanilla custard flavor. I could see pouring this over ice cream with apple pie. 8/13

blueshockey24 (648) - Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Can. Pours brownish. Aroma is spicy gingerbread. Taste is sweet spicy almost gingerbread like. Thin. Not bad but not my thing.

L_Dub (2) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2016 does not count
Mind-blowing. This beer probably is destined for the parking lot at a jam band show, but that doesn’t tarnish anything for me. Very drinkable, refreshing, and delicious. Also blends well with a variety of food flavored.

drowland (9053) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
2/5/16. 12oz can from Hy Vee, Moline. Black pour under a small khaki head, mild lacing. Faint aroma, light spice and roasted malts. I’m actually digging the flavor at this moment, rich, a touch of sweet vanilla, chai spice, lingering vanilla and a bit of chocolate. Not bad!

TheGDBatPan (23) - Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
THIS IS HOW YOU DO CHAI BEER, GODD***IT. It’s well worth the mildly embarrassing name.

Frozer (241) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Can to pint. Black in color. Off white head. Cinnamon and tea aroma. Chai flavor with some roast. Surprisingly very drinkable.

PartyFowle (954) - - MAY 21, 2015
Can. Dark burgundy, opaque, with burnt orange edges. Half a finger of bubbly head the color of, well, chai, becomes as thin ring before too long. Spices come through in the aroma, for sure. Cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, clove, toast. Background of sourdough. Kind of funky behind the sharp spice. Heavy chai flavor. Soft bready base, lots and lots of cinnamon, ginger and clove. Tannic. Body is thinner than I’d like. Mild CO2, fizzy, peppery and bitter from the spices. The best display of chai flavor I’ve experienced in a beer. Bold yet balanced, intense yet drinkable.

csaso (2321) - Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Can - good size foamy head, almost black color, big time tea & cinnamon aroma and flavor, some mild other spices, roasty malt backbone, definitely a little different, not really my cup of tea (no pun intended!) but I guess it does hit what the brewer was going for

ben4321 (6735) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Location: 12 oz can from Syosset Beverage, 3/21/15

Aroma: Strong chai tea and spice aroma, ginger, cinnamon, and clove, and it totally works
Appearance: Pours a murky light brown color. almost muddy, small beige head, drippy lace
Flavor: Slightly sweet and full of chai tea spice, works much better than you’d expect
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, super drinkable, with an average carbonation
Overall Impression: I’m shocked at how much I liked this one, but it totally works. Great spice forward beer. Tons of flavor. I gotta say, this beer should have a much higher score than it does. I’m not going with the crowd on this one at all.

e303 (287) - - MAR 20, 2015
Lots of ginger and cinnamon on the nose. More ginger and cinnamon in the taste with a decent Porter base. Interesting beer but damn drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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