Thursday, October 22, 2020

October 22nd, 2020 - Adrift In A Dirty Chai Stout


Good evening evildoers!  The Meista here getting heavy with "Adrift In Remorse," the debut EP by Affasia and a deliciously spicy Dirty Chai Stout from the fine folks at SaltFire Brewing Company!  

Album Info:
  • Artist: Affasia 
  • Title: "Adrift In Remorse"
  • Recorded: 2017 at Trepan Studios
  • Release date: February 23rd, 2018 (1st EP by Affasia)
  • Record company: Transcending Records
  • Production: Tony Petrocelly 
  • Album cover art: Costin Chioreanu 
  • Personnel: Noah Cabitto (vocals), Adam Coffman (keyboards), Jason Jennings (guitars), Nick Lucente (bass), and Tony Petrocelly (drums)
  • Additional musician: Matt Motto (guitar solo on "Brittle Sentiment") 
  • Musical style: Progressive metal, goth metal, doom metal 
  • Sound: Dark, atmospheric, gothic, the sound on "Adrift In Remorse" is hauntingly beautiful
  • Major themes: Isolation, loss, darkness, solitude, guilt, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Another Host"
  2. "Dissolute"
  3. "Brittle Sentiment"
  4. "As You Never Were"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: SaltFire Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Dirty Chai Stout
  • Style: American Stout
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.7%
  • Pour: The Dirty Chai pours an ink black with a creamy and thick, mocha, 1+ finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, inctricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is spicy, roasty, chocolatey, earthy, and slightly sweet.  There are aromas of spicy chai tea, dark roasted coffee beans, toasted malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, a hint of smoke, and sweet toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Dirty Chai is roasty, toasty, spicy, sweet, chocolatey, and rich.  There are notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, chai tea, dark and milk chocolate, cream, light marshmallow, walnut, hazelnut, toasted malt, and caramel/toffee.  
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is creamy, velvety smooth, and spicy with a dry, slightly sweet and rather spicy finish.

Overall pairing: With its rich texture and spicy aromas and flavors, the Dirty Chai  is perfect for the heaviness, melancholia, and dark beauty of Affasia's killer debut EP "Adrift In Remorse"!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!! 

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