Chai Porter | Six String Brewing Company

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Six String Brewing Company

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brown colour with nice pale beige head. Doesn't quite stick around, but otherwise looks not bad.

Chai on the nose, yep. Touch of rye bread and sourdough in with the mix of cinnamon, licorice and a big wallop of star anise. Not bad at all.

Taste is very decent. Lots of chai on there with a nice blend of cinnamon, clove, plus licorice, star anise and a subtle twist of lemon. The darker malts with the spice mix gives a touch of rye bread character as well. Nice malt base and nice blend of chai spice.

Slight carbonation tickle on the mouthfeel, otherwise goes down fairly well.

Yeah, decent chai spice character and well balanced. Worth a drink.

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3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried on-tap at GABS in Melbourne in May, I'm only just now entering some of my reviews. With 90-something (?) new beers that I sampled and reviewed, you understand my delay, I'm sure.

Pours a thin brown colour with decent clarity to it and a rather light weight behind it. Head is an oat-tinged white in colour, forming a slick oily film across the top of the glass. Looks decent enough.

Nose is a bit light all up, and with some of the spices providing oddities of aroma that don't necessarily work. I get aniseed which pings off the malt to be slightly rubbery. There's also some chocolate notes and a hint of ginger. But, again, it's a little bit light. Not bad all up though.

Taste has some pleasant roast characters on the front, before that aniseed character comes through a little strongly again, giving that rubber note another foothold. This cleans out by the early back palate where the aromatics seem to reach a pleasant equilibrium giving the perfume of an southeast Asian marketplace. Feel is very light: it could certainly use a bit more.

Overall, though, it's quite nice. It could use more body, more roast and could reign in the spices a little so they work more coherently together. It's got ABV to play with, so it could definitely afford a little bit more weight and sweetness at least. Nice overall.

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Chai Porter from Six String Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 2 ratings