Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. I brought this beer along - I contributed something! Pours dark brown with a moderate, tan foam head. Nose of perfume and cumin. Medium sweet flavor, more perfume notes, some capsicum, chili and lime, along with a bit of cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some heat in there. Spicy finish, with coriander, chili, lime. It’s an odd beer on paper but overall it works quite well.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The perfect blend of Indian style spices. The nose is exactly what you’d expect from walking into the finest Indian restaurant. Looks dark, black, minimal head. Taste is pure spice. Intense. Coconut milk, cumin, lime, curry, and a hint of cayenne. Mouth feel is heavy, thick, and smooth. Not the most refreshing beer, but certainly a drinking experience - especially if you like Indian food.
tednj (6) - New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very spicy. Not recommended with food of any kind. One of the most unique beers I've ever had. Great beer but the spice is too overpowering for me to enjoy on a regular basis.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ekoerper (588) - Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: lots of spices, curry and pepper dominate, with notes of cumin coming through as well. Roast malts and some coffee emerge from behind the spices as well, also some caramel and sweet dark sugar notes.
Appearance: pours black with a tan head, retention is average.
Taste: the spices and heat really take center stage for me - lots of curry and cumin. Layers of chocolate and malt sweetness help bring some balance to the beer, though this is definitely skewed towards the non-traditional ingredients. Though the spices are heavy-hitting, I still found myself rather enjoying this beer. Finish is peppery heat and a bit of chocolate, alcohol is well hidden.
Palate: medium-full body, medium carbonation.
Overall: really interesting, there’s almost too much going on, but somehow it seems to work.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is coconut, cumin, and lime. Taste is more coconut and cayenne pepper with a hint of lime in the finish. More effervescent and thin than anticipated. An odd conglomeration of flavors but it delivers on the advertised indian flavor. Worth a taste.
beerbastard (679) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours Black from a 22oz bottle, with no lasting head. Cumin nose with many unknown aromas. The cumin flavors jump out with lots of other tastes. The pepper burn and many more more senstions last into the finish. Overall this is too, much. Doesn’t work for me.
WorldyChurl (2) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 2, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This tastes like some curry sauce I would have made before I knew how to cook (too much cumin, man!) or if one used a glass of ok black lager to rinse off salty indian snack treats. If your girlfriend likes her Chandonnay filtered through oak sawdust, you might love this bizarre concoction, though. The only reason that this rating isn’t lower is that I’m pretty sure the normally reliable Ballast point won’t give me a headache.
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Still black pour. Light beige ring for a head. Aroma is shocking: yellow and green curry, cola, and fresh green herbs. Taste is curry root beer with some heat on the end. Holy crap...it works...in a weird way. I’m craving Thai food now. Curry yumminess. Surprisingly good albeit gimmicky.
AmEricanbrew (5794) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with tan head. Nice chocolate, woody, vanilla bean, Indian spice, smoked pepper aromas. medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Belgian chocolate flavors with vanilla, dry wood, chili sauce, with a medium hot spice burn to finish---good.
DocJitsu (902) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nearly black and opaque with a dark khaki head. Banana, cocoa, coconut, and some unfamiliar spice on the nose. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and smooth. Coconut, cardamom, ginger, and clove. My goodness, this is so magnificent and unique. I took one of these home.