Chai Milk Stout | Yak and Yeti

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87
very good
36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yak and Yeti
Colorado, United States
theyakandyeti.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BradLikesBrew on 09-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard pint glass from a growler.

Look: The beer is a midnight black with a cola brown on the edges in the light. A light cream colored head recedes to nothing but bubbles around the edges and maybe an odd group in the center.

Smell: The beer smells of Chai tea spices, cinnamon, dark roasted malts, and mint.

Taste: The bitter, dark roasted malts come first, but then an amazing acute Chai tea washes over the palate, lie no other stout I've had. The cinnamon and other chai spices (ginger?) are nicely balanced with the rest of the beer. The finish is bittersweet, and the longer I drink it, the more chocolate mint emerges.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly dry.

Overall: Perhaps the most interesting beer I've ever had. The perfect balance between chai spice and chocolate, yet dry enough to not be a cloying dessert affair. Oh, and an excellent establishment too, the Yak and Yeti ....

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Photo of Rihup
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of behughes
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served cold in a hefty glass mug as the Yak & Yeti.

This stout is nearly black in color with a 1/4" of off-white head.

At first, the aroma seems like a typical milk stout: slightly sweet, slightly roasty. Sniff a little closer and you get the chai spices of clove and cinnamon.

Flavor is also mostly sweet with elements of milk chocolate and mocha. The spices come through a little stronger here but seems very well judged. Not too strong, not too slight.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Good balance too.

Overall a great beer as I've come to expect at the Yak & Yeti.

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Photo of GreasySpoon
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Near Black, Dark Brown near edges of glass.

Smell:
Subtle Chai smell, sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg, not overpowing.

Taste:
Sweet Chai taste, rice milk, cloves, cardamon, cinnamon, light malty flavor. Very smooth.

Mouthfeel:
Pleasant, smooth, no real kick to the palate.

Overall:
Definitely worth trying. Easy, smooth, sweet, a good finisher beer.

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Photo of carteravebrew
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Black body with a thin tan head.

Aromas of cardammom, ginger, and roasty chocolate malt.

The flavors are cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, dark chocolate, and espresso and they work amazingly well together. Who knew chai and stout would be such a great combo, but they play well off one another. Seems like a milk stout may have been the base beer.

Each sip makes me want to try another, so that's good. Medium body is round and smooth on the palate.

Great beer that goes great with my dessert.

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Photo of dhopkins82009
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jdw275
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plorg
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of condorsim
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a great beer, and a very clever one, perfect as an afterdinner drink, or probably sensational as an early morning brew. pours a midnight black color, with a half inch of light brown froth on top. its got an aroma of vanilla, chai tea, and cocoa powder. the flavor is a little dusty, powdered. there is dry bitter cocoa, sweet chai, and of course the roast malt from a very big stout to begin with in terms of depth and also body. the flavor is really settling in the stomach after a big meal here. feel is nice and smooth, thick and heavy though, and also not sweet as i expected. rather a pretty dry stout, more irish in feel than anything, and very well spiced. its not too much, not too little. carbonation is relaxed, but one of these was enough for me last night. overall creative brew and great food always at yak and yeti.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcscientist
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a solid stout, though I got more of the milk flavor than the chai. It's one of their two main beers (Himalayan IPA being the other) and does go quite well with their food. If they ever put this on nitro I bet it would be really good.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Chai Milk Stout from Yak and Yeti
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