1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Ballast Point. The beer pours to a dark body. Smells and tastes of chocolate curry and coconut. Like a rich Indian fudge. Medium full body, but clean. An astonishing surprise!
Slipstream (1776) - USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at The Pony Bar. A really interesting brew that tastes like an Indian snack - the most Indian tasting brew I have ever hard. Lots of hot pepper, cumin, nuts, and coriander, plus a dash of coconut.
grimreaperguru (209) - santee, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a jet black with a short lived dark brown head.The aroma is of curry spice with notes of lime citrus.The flavor was of spices with notes of syrup.The body was medium with a spicy finish.Overall it was okay.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- funk, slight cucumbers, metallic hints, herbs, stewed tomatoes
Appearance- mostly black with an off-white head
Taste- spices and roasted notes dominate the fruit, followed by some heat and then a brash amount of heat/spice, semi-sweet finish
Palate- solid body and mouthfeel
Overall- WTF did I just drink? The nose on it is not very good to say the least but the flavors are very complex and unique. Not something I could enjoy more than a small pour of but interesting nevertheless.
AxlLives (230) - Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft - pours jet black with minimal tan head. Fully diminishing, no lacing. Aromas of bitter chocolate, cool spice, and pepper. Creamy coconut as it warms. Lots of banana as well. Palate is medium bodied. Tastes of sweet coffee with aromas of herbs, pepper and spicy curry at the finish. Really pretty good.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at The Monk’s Kettle in SF. Pours nearly black with a one-finger light brown head. Nose is overwhelming. Definitely tastes like a Thai curry: kaffir lime, coconut, curry, cayenne, cumin. You can definitely taste all the listed flavors because this is spiced to the Nth degree. Tastes just as spicy; the stout can barely fight its way through. This was an 11 oz pour. The taste grew really tiresome after about 5 oz. Unique, for sure.
dmac (3166) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber from Spirits Crossroads. Poured a deep dark black center of a medium density at best, average sized mostly beige frothy creamy head. Aroma is amazing with so much going on.....coconut, lime, darker chocolate, peppers, slight butter, swetness. Nice body with lots of heat, medium mouthfeel and averge to softer carbonation with lots of pepper heat. Flavor is solid, notes of coconut and lime followed by chocolate and peppers along with green hops and lots of grains. This beer works nicely. Gonna grab a few more!!!!!
thornecb (3645) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a tulip. No head whatsoever. Coconut, lime and cumin aromas. Thin with sweet coconut upfront turning quickly to cayenne before the lasting chocolate, lime and cumin finish.
nimbleprop (3002) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Meridian Pint. Pours an oily, opaque black with some thing, beige head. WHOA. Smells like Hawaiian Tropic sun tan oil, coconut, salty air, thai basil, lime, perfume, ginger, spice. Flavor is crazy, it starts like sweet coconut milk, then you get some bitterness and some spice, then the finish is cayenne pepper heat. My mouth tingled long after I was done. A palate wrecker, but very unique. I wouldn’t order it again, but it was worth the try.
GarrettB (787) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m going to skip the introductory flourishes and just get straight into it - this smells incredible. It smells like everything the tropics could be, refined into a lovely perfume, with all the spices and fruits and liquors that make the Carribbean such a hot destination. Coconut, cumin, all-spice, shea butter, black pepper, vanilla and any number of other exotic aromas that make this smell genuinely like a 5-star seaside restaurant with a spice market next door. Really, this is an incredible aroma. The flavor is there too, reminescent of jerk chicken, coconut, a mild chipotle or chili spiciness and overall a gourmet experience in a bottle. Exotic, tropical, and all the flavors of the equator, I’ve never had anything like this, and it changes and wriggles and transforms as it warms. Ballast Point strikes again, and makes a beer that truly fits the sunny San Diego environs.