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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 Cellar’s 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Cumin is the dominant aroma with secondary notes of cayenne, chocolate, and a light lime. Background aromas include coconut, and later, lime and coconut strengthen to be on par with the cumin, and a subtle brown sugar note enters at the tail end. It?s a deep, dark orange brown hue with carbonation bubbles appearing on the glass. The head is brown and lightly frothy; it disappears by the end, leaving only a light, dense ring of retenrion, and a light, splotchy and messy lace. The taste is a medium high sweet, medium bitter, and medium mild pungent spice - as another review put it, like a balanced Indian dish (although liking spicy foods, I?d say mild / Americanized dish). The beer is oily and slick with a fuzzy carbonation and a medium body. Flavors of cumin and cola are strong, with a nutiness and chocolate touch. The finish has some cayenne heat and a dark chocolate cloyingness which spills into the dry, light aftertaste that leaves behind flavors of cumin, lime, and a strong earthy, woody grit. The pungency is notable, but has a nice, mild swell. Extra points for uniqueness without overdoing it; it?s not an everyday, go-to beer, but pulled off better than other cayenne-infused beers I?ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2015
22 oz bomber with a 15048 date code. Pours pitch black with a surprisingly good, fluffy tan head. Wow. Never had a beer like this one before. Very spiced but not so overwhelming that I still feel like I’m drinking beer. The curry and the cumin are very apparent on the nose. Flavor is like a very balanced Indian dish. A bit of heat from the spice. Subtle and tasty. Don’t know if I want to drink this whole bomber by myself, but I made this decision and have to stick with it. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1438) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours black with a fizzy tan head. Curry, coconut, pepper, spice and malt aroma. Chocolate, pepper, coconut, curry, lime, spice and roasted malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Pepper, chocolate and coconut finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5087) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pronounced aroma of pencil shavings, light curry accents. Mahogany, medium beige head. Curry is more noticeable on the palate. Charred oak and pencil shavings are dominant however. Medium body, moderate carboantion. Many of the spices listed on the label, of which I’m familiar, are not detected in the beer. I don’t think that’s a bad thing as I’m not sure they would enhance it very much. The curry is a nice touch and makes for a unique experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt, pepper, vanilla, and caramel. Smells amazing. Taste starts off with a lot of pepper. Tons of pepper. After a few sips, the taste is of toasty malt, coconut, and vanilla. Long lingering, harsh pepper taste. Very dry overall. Lighter than I expected, but not too thin. Different, but in a good way. Not a novelty at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1546) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Very dark brown pour, small tan head. Aroma of curry, peppers, chocolate and cumin. Flavor is spicy, curry, chocolate and roast. Intense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bomber->pokal. Deep brown with thick tan head. A: spices, vegetables, malt, pepper. T: heavy spice, curry, coffee, malt. Drying. More odd than good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
ENG: 650ml bottle shared at a beer meeting, poured into the tulip. Opaque black color with dark-beige head. Aromas of spices: cayenne pepper, curry, some roastiness. Tastes also with spices, this cayenne pepper is very strong here which also stays longer and settle on the throat. Very spicy aftertaste! Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall not really my taste, but was nice to try something different.

PL: Butelka 650ml dzielona z innymi osobami podczas piwnego spotkania, przelana do kieliszka. Czarna, nieprzezroczysta barwa z ciemno-beżową pianą. Aromaty głównie przypraw: pieprzu cayenne i curry, nieco paloności. W smaku również głównie przyprawy, wspomniany pieprz cayenne również tu jest mocno odczuwalny, pozostaje wręcz na gardle na długo. Bardzo ostry posmak! Średnie do wysokiego odczucie w ustach, średnie nasycenie. Podsumowując zupełnie nie moje klimaty, ale fajnie było spróbować czegoś odmiennego.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (523) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Draft. Pours black with tall thin creme colored head. Mild chocolate coffee aroma over light carbonation. Taste of coconut, and peppers over very mild coffee flavor. Very different and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (1124) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Large sample pour, darker with a light khaki head. Nose is loads of coconut and curry, some roast, but mostly Indian connotations. Flavors follow with much more noticeable spice. It’s not terrible and it’s different, but it’s not a top ten for me..

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