The other half and I had our last Christmas event with my parents yesterday. We had a really nice time with them, but we both needed some time to relax today. We’ve spent the entire day at home, which was definitely needed. This beer is one that I had a feeling was somehow tied to Stevens Point. I picked this up a day before my birthday at Half Time and only have a few beers left from that stash. Let’s see how it went.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to beerpulse.com, “Fans of craft beer have four new reasons to reach for a cold one: JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter, JP’s Casper White Stout, JP’s Ould Sod Irish Red Ale and JP’s A Cappella Gluten-free Pale Ale. JP’s Craft Beers are a division of the Stevens Point Brewery. JP’s Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter is a traditional sweet porter brewed with chocolate malt. A chai tea blend from India, where a ‘dhaba’ is a truckstop-style roadside restaurant, is infused into the beer after fermentation but before the aging tanks. The result is a flavor extravaganza, according to JP’s Bremaster Gabe Hopkins. ‘In addition to chocolate notes, Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter is alive with the flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, anise, ginger and black tea along with a little bit of lemon zest,’ he said.”
Random: I think I’ll end up getting another post or two in before the new year.
This beer poured with a one finger, tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. It left a slight crown on top of a cloudy, deep brown body that had a lot of visible floaties in it. The nose had a lot of tea with cinnamon and clove, along with milk chocolate and roasted malt. The taste was very unique. It was incredibly sweet, almost like an oatmeal cookie and had a lot of chai tea and spices (nutmeg and cinnamon, mostly). Vanilla and chocolate came through as well, along with roasted malts. The body was on the thick side with moderate carbonation. The finish was long and incredible sweet. For $1.99, this wasn’t an overly expensive beer, but the sweetness was overpowering and I would not have this beer again. It was just way too cloying.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0