Metalchopz (3706) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
Can from the brewery. Pours a clean (slight haze at last pour), rich amber colour with a frothy white cap, long lasting with some foamy lace. Beautiful sweet aromas with the spices balancing things. Rich caramel, vanilla, honey and all of the nice chai tea spices. The taste continues this, but not as rich, which is a good thing - "pour ne pas tomber sur le coeur". Wow! This is quite the awesome spiced ale. Hope they keep it this way. JoeMcPhee (10187) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
Pale Amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite spicy and
sweet with a nice vanilla character. A touch of astringency but nice
balance. Spab (4306) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
473 ml can from brewery. Pours a cloudy copper colour with smallish eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is, as promised, vanilla and chai with cinnamon and a little caramel. Flavour is big on chai, has some cinnamon and vanilla as well as some caramel. On the sweet side. Whiskey is MIA but interesting one all the same. Sammy (13106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Surprisingly tasty stuff for what it is. Smooth. The vanilla and chai are secondary and it was not too beery. Guys and girls liked the 500 ml can samples I gave out. fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
micker (38) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Slowly gushing; it pours a hazy amber color with creamy head. Notes of cinnamon, chai tea, very light sourness. Lean body, off-dry but smooth; not much beer flavor, it has a touch of spices, and a very light suspicious sourness. No vanilla (better this way).
Had to bump this up. One of the most unique and best tasting beer I’ve ever had. If you don’t like the taste of chai don’t even try this. Like one reviewer said the taste of vanilla is virtually non exsistent, and its likely not needed. An awesome summer brew. Worth the trip to the toxic waste dump of Sudbury to try. Ferris (17776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Can - Lots of aromatic spices, could be any spiced beer type, including pumpkin. Clear amber with a decent white head. Tons of vanilla and spice. Too much strong flavours muddles the beer into a mess. robinvboyer (4833) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft at the Sudbury beerfest. Pours a cloudy orange/amber, with a small beige head. Aroma begins with a big dose of chai, lots of spices, but the vanilla is lost, I can’t find it. The body is ok, and the carbonation is soft. The finish is more of the same, loads of spices, predominantly cinnamon, and cardamon. The chai flavor dominates, with touches of vanilla in the finish. The vanilla is faint, and doesnt make much of an appearance, what does shows no signs of 40 creek whisky. The chai aspect on the other hand is alive and well, and pleasant. TheKeywork (61) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Scored a bottle of this during the Stack Grand Opening on July 27th 2013.
A very faint vanilla smell, nothing over powering. Pleasant for sure.
The pour is a beautiful golden color. Small head that quickly fades like other beers from this brewery.
Taste is absolutely delicious. The chai spices are subtle yet not too subtle to make this taste like watery tea. And not so overpowering that all you taste is anise and cardamon. I have to hand it to the brewmaster the balance is perfect.
Definitely one of my favourite brews so far from Stack. Only draw back was the amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.