kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2017 zoelester (23) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Kind of an odd tasting beer. No real chai tea taste. A little bit if a bitter after taste.
Can. Pours a clear brown body with a small wispy beige head. The nose is heavy chai spice with some light roasted and chocolate malt. The flavor is very much dominated by the chai spice, from start to finish. Some roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of lactose sweetness under all the spice. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a long lingering finish. Not a huge fan of chai spice, so this one wasn’t a big winner for me, but if you’re into chai, this might do it for you. GTAEgeek (2505) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12 oz. bottle, thanks to Ian! Dark, opaque, brown color, with no head; just a few bubbles. The aroma is mild roast coffee, chocolate syrup, cinnamon and ginger, and a touch of pine-ish hops. Sweet and lightly roasty, with a mild bitterness that gives it pretty good balance. Medium to heavy body, malty, a bit dry, and clean. This is a pretty simple stout, and the spices don’t overwhelm. Drinks quite easily. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Nice deep dark brown color and tannish head. Heavy aromas of chocolate and coffee. Sweet and creamy chocolate and coffee flavors with a nice touch of earth at the end. Itzjerm (3175) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Just bad. Bitter strongness not sweet light chai. But mostly bitter off flavors. Nice head. I dumped it. thegreenrooster (4633) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Pour is a black with no head at all. Aroma is a decent almost decadent chai tea with some silky malt. Flavor is more chai spice with a bitter bakers chcocolate. Not much of a sweet lactose here this brewer went all in with the chai spices. Not as lactose forward as other milk stouts but this does have a chai spice to it.
woodychevy (874) - - NOV 20, 2015
Shared can. Pretty decent for the category. The typical milk stout sweetness is tempered by the chai spices. Lots of cardamom, some cinnamon. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Good winter sipper. Enjoyable. magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Tap @ Brixx Knoxville - pours pitch with a tan head, some lacing on the glass. I love masala chai mixes so I had high hopes for this beer, but it falls short. I’m getting some cinnamon and some peppery notes on top of the sweetness of the stout, but it’s very subdued. I’m not getting the clove or the anise that you might see in a common chai spice blend. Drinkable, but I’m disappointed. DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Draft at Brixx Knoxville. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Slight cinnamon and lactose notes on nose along with roasted malt. I get the lactose on the tongue but not much. Solid but not spectacular. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft... Pours black with a brief, khaki head. Aroma-wise, Red Brick is trying to subtle me to death here. I LOVE chai. LOVE IT! I wanted this beer to be the dark ale equivalent. I Wanted in-my-face chai. Nope. Hardly any chai spices in the aroma or flavor. The base beer is roasty and charred accompanied by a hint of blackstrap molasses. Medium to full-bodied and mildly oily with stinging carbonation. The flavor is espresso-roast coffee and black patent malt. This isn’t all that sweet. In fact, there’s near-perfect balance here. Crisp, carbonic, dry finale. Average stout. This doesn’t have the body of an oatmeal stout or the sweet flavor of a milk stout. Cleanly brewed, but meh. bubbleflubber (2244) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a deep oily black, with a light head that reduces quickly to a tiny ring of bubbles. The nose is of nice pie spices. Flavors of chai tea are there, indeed, and mix with a semi-sweet dark chocolate back. The finish closes in on the warm pie spice notes. Luckily, the lactose is held in check to let the spiced-tea accents work well with the chocolate and light roasted malt contingencies. Medium-bodied, with a complex flavor palate, this goes down well in the cold months of winter, or drinkable enough with enough activity in the mouth to last all year round. Decent experiment here!