pete4999 (1204) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Yard House in Phoenix (Desert Ridge). Has a dark brown/black pour. Has a strong flavor of curry up front. Definitely spicy...I shouldn’t have ordered an entire pint, it was hefty. I didn’t get a lot of the coconut.
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle enjoy by 01/11/13, so we’ll say it’s "mature." First whiff of nose is of something I’ve never smelled in a beer, curry, clear as day, with cumin, both set nicely again clear caramel and hops! Pours deep brown-black with a noisy and quickly-dissolved light brown head, kinda ugly. Taste has more of the same, medium-strong but long-lasting heat (much less than last night’s ghost pepper beer from Twisted Pine!) with vibrant coconut, light cocoa powder, creeping and brightly fresh lime, roast malt, toast, and subtle caramel/chocolate. The coriander pops almost as much as the chili/coconut milk. Body between medium and full, not really any alcohol, limited carbonation. Wouldn’t have thought curry or cumin could have contributed pleasantly to a beer, but they’re excellent here, in good balance with the stouty and hoppy elements, and very drinkable. No use saving this for cooking, it’s a meal in itself! Incredible that they pulled this off.
Nose adjusted up from a 7 to a 10 because Overall doesn’t go up to 23.
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour with a tan head. As much as I wanted to like this one since I love Indian food, I couldn’t do it. I appreciate what they were trying, but it tastes like bad Indian food from a mall food court in liquid form. I get a lot of cinnamon, pepper and curry notes, all ingredients that I typically like. However, in this beer, they call clash, with the heat from the cayenne really clashing with the other aspects. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation
Homer321 (2614) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark with minimal head. Hard to get much aroma past the cigars of this place. Slight spicey. Taste is a flavor explosion. Vanilla, cinnamon, subtle spiciness in the finish. Wow. Spiciness continues to grow. By the end if the glass I likely won't be happy but this is damn good. Definitely spicey as I finished.
---Rated via intercellular device
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Drank during Pliny clone brew day @ Bob F.'s house. Pours black with a finger of creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, big cumin notes, cayenne pepper, and hints of coconut. Taste is earthy, with roasted malt, cocoa powder, cumin, and a spicy cayenne pepper burn in the finish.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is black, thick, has no memorable head and is dominatee by licorice in both the aroma and flavor. Sooo much vanilla its almost like an, yes ’an’ horchata. Lots of hot pepper shit makes itself well known in the taste. It can smell like milk and you know the kaffir lime is lurking in there somewhere. A hot beer that’s as awesome as fire in the hole wings... a fun sport to eat,... painful to get rid of.
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at smoke eaters Mercado. Black, good lacing. Definite notes of curry, some sweetness from the coconut and chocolate. Similar flavor but with added roast and more prominent coconut flavors. Spicy from the cayenne. Quite a bit better than i was expecting. Weird but not really a gimmick beer.
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spiced to all hell. Cumin galore on the nose like I walked into an Indian spice store on the LES. Spices and lentils assault my palate, cayenne pepper overwhelms. Vanilla comes from left field to save the day the end but gets pummeled by the pepper. Meh.
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Roasted coconut and the curry marry well. Couldn’t place a certain taste into I remembered what I was drinking. The curry is distinct. Only problem I have with these spicy beers is that they are palate killers for other beers. Excellent with food though.
Tmoney99 (11804) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, hot spice and herb aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex dark beer.