SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 11, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sharing @ Budapest. // Super interesting from first sip to last. Really well balanced between sweetness of dark malts and array of spices. Definitely sweet up front with some nice heat/curry at the end to temper it. Oily in the mouth. Pretty serious brew overall. Great.
koleminer20 (2101) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle shared by ebone1988 to signal the true end of Dumpster Box No. 2. We managed to survive some hot garbage. The pour is a lighter black color with a thicker tan colored ring of head and no lace to be found. The aroma is... Well, curry and cumin. There isn't a damn thing else that you can detect other than the spices. Damnit. This should be pretty interesting. Well, there is a lot of spice happening here. The lime is a little detectable on the finish. The curry and cumin dominate. This tastes like the finish of my Pad Thai Curry dish when I eat Thai food. Good flavor, but horrible for a beer. Jesus. The mouth feel is thinner and light with a general lack of carbonation and a lingeringly spicy finish. There is a lack of anything useful and it's all spice. Damnit Eric.
weihenweizen (2939) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a snifter. Aroma is turmeric, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is turmeric, lime, coconut, and cayenne. Indian food as a beer and quite flavorful.
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. It poured a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet malts, cocoa, coconut, spices and vanilla. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roasted malts, peppers, curry, chocolate, citrus and some coconut with a touch of heat in the finish. Very interesting.
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at imperial bottle shop in Portland. Black with small off white head and good lacing. Totally smells of turmeric and Indian spice. Thatís a first. Heavy spice flavor, with creamy body that works well with it. Very well thought out. One of the more unique beers Iíve had. Good stuff .
GJF (1485) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Hy-Vee. Pitch black; light tan head. This just didnít quite work for me. Interesting flavors, and I give big points for the effort, but I found it unbalanced. The coconut and curry spice takes over--nice heat at the finish, but I mostly found it an oddity. MB really liked it, though.
rosskyle (493) - - FEB 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Dark black color with a tan head. Curry lemon cumin aroma. Heavy body. Strong curry cumin pepper flavor.
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FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled July 2015
A steady pour into my glass produces a fat, two-finger thick, lightly brown stained, dark tan colored head. The beer is a solid black color that shows a mostly opaque, brown tinged version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma is a riotous blend of spices backed by a roasted, toasted Stout character; lots of lime, earthy cumin and tumeric, aromatic curry notes that lean towards musky / woody / floral / aromatic / toasted spices, as well as some sweet accentuating notes that remind me a bit of coconut, this is backed by soft, subtle (though this is because the spice character is so pronounced), roasted grain notes.
Lightly sweet up front through to the middle, for my first sip the spices become noticeable in the finish where the flavor really opens up and blooms with all sorts of spice notes; in the long finish there is even a spicy, hot character that might be from chiles. Dark cocoa, smooth hints of mocha coffee, bitter / slightly-acidic burnt notes, bitter blackened malt, and a smooth, dark grain suggestion of sweetness all try to tame the spice character. The body is a touch on the light side for a big stout, but manages to work well with the spices, and would likely make it more amenable to being paired with food. Flavors of lime, lots of earthy / bark-like cumin, cedar like notes, floral coriander, earthy tumeric & curry notes.
Despite being dominated by the spice character, this beer doesnít end up being too much for me; now I did have this following a meal of Indian food, so that might have tempered my palate some. When I went and grabbed this I was expecting a over-hopped stout; what else would a self styled "India-Style Export Stout" be in the IPA crazed world, right? Despite this massive deviation from expectations, I am quite enjoying this beer. The aroma on this is just incredibly vibrant, and while spice dominated, it is well balanced in its complex spice character that it brings to play. Having said all that, if curry is not something you enjoy, then this is likely a beer you will not like.
kayres (774) - , Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with no head. Dry malty nose bit of pepper aroma? Very dry spivey hot pepper flavor. Other spices are there but cannot describe
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scoth (662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, inky black in the glass, with a medium tan head, moderate retention. Strong curry aroma, with notes of cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and clove, along with some coconut, and toast. Medium body, velvety smooth, good carbonation. Lightly sweet, mildly bitter, lingering curry flavors fading into a spicy hot finish. Amazingly execution -- this could have been awful, but itís delicious like a good curry.