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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with madras curry, caynne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf, Indra Kunindra is a 9% ABV stout brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Alex Tweet. It was brewed for Holiday Wine Cellarís 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bomber shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of heavy spice, lemongrass, vanilla, roasted malts. The taste is spice, peppers, lime, roasted malt, coconut. Medium bodied, lingering spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Draft at the Old Grove Brewery. Pours almost clear copper with a fizzy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry pine, booze, caramel, and spicy hops. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, caramel, and nutty pine hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Black bomber pour at home. White head Cocoa and nutmeg flavor. Super spicy Good beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Pours very dark brown. Smells like an Indian grocery store. But also some sweetness and maltiness. Wow. Flavor is off the wall. Coconut. Some spicy chills. Curry paste. Crazy. Finishes very dry with a good amount of burn on the back of the throat. Crazy stuff!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (228) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2014
I really enjoyed this. The aroma is somewhat mild, but dominated by notes of earthy, spicy smoke. The flavor is similar, blends very well with the malts and adds a solid spicy kick. Not quite hot to my taste but may be a lot if youíre more on the wimpy end of the spice scale. This would be great, and was... on cool fall day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3523) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
5oz sample at Daily Growler, UA - deep dark brown pour, khaki head. aroma of even curry spice. tastes of curry spice that heats up throughout the sip. Strange, but only interesting to try once. 6.8

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2014
10/25/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Spicy aromas with hints of curry. Roasted malt, chocolate, spices with a bit of heat on the finish. Interesting brew!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: curry, some coconut. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, small, beige, frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense spices curry dominating, peppery notes. Overall: very interesting spiced Stout. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
Draft at Ballast Point. Pours a pitch black with a tanned head. Nose has a fuck load of indian curry and coconut. Wow the curry is captured so well. Taste is more curry with slight dark chocolate and espresso. Subtle burn. Interesting stuff. B ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2177) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bomber.

I bought this one because someone--Beastie?--insisted that it was actually quite a decent beer and that the unusual approach really works in this case. I can see how people could have that opinion, but Iím afraid Iím not among them. The problem, for me, is that the curry and cumin is absolutely overbearing in the aroma. If I donít inhale and simply drink, itís actually pretty nice. The cayenne is just right, giving it a spicy nip without being the least bit unpleasant, the toasted coconut is not strong but is very nice, the kaffir leaf slips in there, the stout base is tasty, gently sweet, and refreshingly NOT about 10% ABV. Quite close to a hit, for me, just not entirely there. But Iíve got to give it some credit. Upon opening and initially smelling it, I thought Iíd dump the whole bottle and open something else. But now Iím half way through and may just keep going.


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