A blend of ten malts and lactose was used to create a smooth, velvety stout, to which they added a hefty dose of masala chai from Melbourne’s Chai Addict. For an extra kick, they then added habanero chillies, as well as some home-grown ghost chillies from Alana’s (Garage Project) garden.
The resulting beer is a magic bus ride to planet flavour.
The chai spices provide a warming aroma that transports you to the Indian Subcontinent, with delicate hints of dark chocolate and roast coffee. Layers of chocolate and malt continue to first sip, leading to a subtle, mid-palate sweetness, before the chillies make themselves known with a prickly heat on the finish.
Like all good collaboration brews, this beer is best enjoyed with good friends and we recommend serving at around 12 degrees to maximise the flavours.
1 litre, freshly poured from the tap. 8.7% ABV