Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ballast Point. Pours a very dark brown colour, almost black, with a nice tan head. Aroma is really interesting with the curry, cumin, and cayenne spice scents standing out; it’s also got a nice sweet coconut aroma too. Taste is mildly sweet throughout, a little spicy with a a slight dry bitterness as well. Medium body, flatter carbonation, and creamier on the palate. Overall a really cool stout that turns out well.
HonkeyBra (3674) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a blackish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of indian food. Curry. Meat and cumin notes. Mild pepper and lime. Flavor is meaty, umami, with cumin and cayenne notes. Some roast, some dark malt notes. Interesting. Lingering heat in the finish.
Darwenus (614) - Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Far too sweet for me to have very often, but I mostly enjoyed this bottle. It pours a dark chocolate brown with a thin, spotty head. The aroma is warm, sweet, and spicy. I definitely pick up on the pepper and cumin, and some of the toasted coconut. The flavor is sweet up front, with caramel and fig notes, and then a ton of spice hits mid tongue. On the exhale there is a lot of cayenne pepper, walnuts, and mild chocolate.
Mears (51) - - APR 26, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had to pour it out. Way to much spices. I could smell it the second I opened it. Not buying again.
Prufrockstar (1388) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Deep brown pour, khaki head. Aroma makes me think spicy chai tea. Taste brings chocolate, molasses (pretty sweet this one), chai, and a nice zippy back of the throat pepper heat. Medium+ body, good carbonation. Fun.
beerbaaron (1580) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown. No head. Aroma features easy to identify curry, cumin, and cayenne. Flavor adds chocolate and a little licorice to the spices along with a hint of roast. Coconut and lime finds its way through in the finish, which provides a pleasant cayenne heat as well. Superb balance of all the different elements, all of which can be picked out individually but at the same time all flow seamlessly. Interesting sipper. Superbly Well made.
MarinEvelyn (654) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I get hints of chocolate, black licorice, and curry. A little spicy aftertaste. Good in smal sips and small quantities. Smells like cirry, cumin, cayenne.
euniceradio (96) - Colton, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Head dissipates to nothing...hence the low appearance rating. Aroma of roasty toasty coconut, banana, bread, chocolate, carrot cake, cream, and fresh-baked goodness. Taste is roasty, coconut, chocolate, and buttered bread. Finish is a slow burn of cayenne pepper and curry. So freaking good!! Mouthfeel is light. Wish it were a little heavier. Honestly would have rated this a 4.5+ but no head...looks like a soda.
c_lee_burton (178) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black with a dark tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. The smell is sweet coconut and spices with a definite cayenne scent and nose tingle. The taste is sweet chocolate upfront with the cumin and curry spice. Then comes the cayenne flavor and heat mixed with hints of lime and coconut. Low carbonation and creaminess lead to lingering heat on the palate. Interesting and good. Would like a little better balance of the creamy coconut. Not sure the lime fits best. Kinda like drinking an Indian dinner.
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark chestnut with minimal tan head and lacing. Aroma of cumin, toasted coconut and cayenne. Taste has an almost briny character with the cumin and cayenne coming in mid taste. You get a leafy lime flavor from the kafir towards the end along with some spiciness. Finished dry. Light/medium body with moderate/high carbonation. Interesting flavors but not the most drinkable beer. Would be good with food.