Sometimes a beer surpasses everything that you hope it could be. Masala from Sweden’s Duckpond Brewery is a Chai Spiced Imperial Stout and it just keeps on delivering. It’s got an incredibly dense aroma of rich, layered Indian spice, burnt caramel and dark chocolate which follows through to the palate. The mouthfeel is so chewy it’s out of this world and has a lot of heavy lifting to do in support of the massive sweetness and huge, heartwarming alcohol note. Once the flavours fade you’re left with a lingering chilli heat that is nothing short of perfect. Love it.
About The Author
Matt Eats is the curator for online beer store and subscription service Beer Jerk. He's also a BJCP beer judge, bar manager and home brewer. You may recognize him from some of Auckland’s best craft beer venues including Brothers Beer, The Beer Jerk Bunker and The Fridge & Flagon or his mobile bar The Wandering Tap. Instagram: @mattdrinksgoodbeer or @beerjerknz
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