Chai Stout
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats
Style:
Stout - American
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
From:
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
n/a
-
Notes:
Photo of Bitterbill
Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From my notes from...when? I did'nt put a date on it but I'm guessing it was the week of the GABF 2009.

It poured a near pitch black, small head of foam that shrank to a fine layer quickly.

The smell is of roasted malt, spices, touch of smoke, and lots of caramel like sweetness.

The tase is strange. Sweet and roasted malt and a flowery herbal flavour I'm guessing is from the Chai. Kind of a shock to my tastebuds and not all that pleasing but not bad.

Medium bodied, low carbonation that coupled nicely.

Drinkability? I guess I'm not a Chai fan. The one glass was all I wanted.

May 21, 2010
Photo of Oxymoron
Oxymoron from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Pro-Am beer brewed with Matthew Burton and Coops. Arrived a midnight black color with...whoa...I can smell it from here. To continue, a light red hue around the edges, but mostly blacken color. A soft tan head with good retention and lacing through out the tasting.

The smell, yea, is noticeable from the table. A very spicy aroma with noticeable chai. A more herbal variety with hints of earthiness, cloves and nutmeg through out. A light peppermint on the backend and seems to come out a bit more as it warms. Some hints of roast and chocolate but the spice dominates the aroma. Some light phenolics but mostly clean.

The taste is a bit more balance with beer and spiced. The chai is very distinct and comes out. Some lighter clove and bready notes but no where near what the nose indicated. Very herbal in a way. The malt backing is very nice and leaves a lingering taste. Some oat meal and sweetness. There is a light roast and distinctive dark chocolate that linger into the finish. A very nice smooth finish with a light earthy hope note but is limited with the spice.

The body is between moderate and full. A good creamy texture, this is more along the lines of a oat meal stout and imperial. A bit filling. Some minor alcohol but very clean. Overall a tasty beer and I hope it does well at the 09 GABF.

Sep 21, 2009
Photo of Kemmerlin
Kemmerlin from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: creamy brown hick head with a lighter
dark brown color and very sticky lacing.
S: smells like black licorice pumpkin spice and spearmint all wrapped up in a solid aroma that does not remind be of chai tea at all.
T: the taste is similar to the smell except is has a more potent black licorice flavor especially in the aftertaste.
M/D: the feel is sticky and thick like a light syrup and kinda difficult to drink at first but once everything smoothes out it drinks well.

Sep 19, 2009
Chai Stout from Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 3 ratings