Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - DEC 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Treated as a Forein/Export stout, this was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a ruddy burnt brown to black color with a slim glazing of a white to off white head. Was it even there? Uh...barely.
The smell took some spicy to briny/salty enriched coating over some super light roasty aroma. Coconut was there, but subtle yet still wasnít there enough to balance as suggested.
The taste enlivened the spice with the salt, it totally took my palatte to a new level of the rich "hot" feel on the tastebuds.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with an okay sessionability about it. Carbonation feels subtle enough as the harshness as I know as a Foreign/Export Stout, good ABV on this one.
Overall, Iíd say this works, its Ballast Pointís way of taking a Foreign/Export Stout and adding some subtle coconut and a lilí bit of spice, uh... yes, Iíd have this again.
mrjez (246) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
L: pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head.
S: an incredible curry aroma, they nailed the spices and curry powder.
T: first sip starts off wonderfully, just like a curry puff, then it builds and ends with almost throat burn. Thereís a tonne of cayenne in there. Iím glad this was a shared bomber between 4, you donít need much to get the flavour and it wears you down.
F: very full for a 7% beer, it coats the mouth and roughens the throat.
O: as an attempt at a curry beer, they absolutely nailed it. Is this a flavour profile I actually want in a beer? Hmm, maybe not, it was great to try but a bit of a chore.
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is curry, peppers, smells like an Arabic grocery store, a mild sweetness. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, slightly thin. Taste is very curry forward, cinnamon, brown sugar, roasted malt, pepper heat. Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation. Overall, a little off-putting but drinkable.
TattooJack (403) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bomber, jet black with quickly dissipating tan head. I like the coconut sweetness compared to malt sweetness stouts usually have, has a red pepper spiciness, & cumin dry grittiness. Interesting beer, wish it was the 9% variety.
mansquito (4649) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer Table To Go, Grand Central Terminal, NYC tap: pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is curry, tamarind, coconut, chocolate, and malt. Taste is a bit peppery from the peppers. Bit sweet and very spicy. Drank this along with some Indo-Chinese food. Worked pretty welll not surprisingly. Weird and worth having.
fidelis83 (2267) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black, dark brown pour with a three finger creamy to soapy tan head. Aroma is earthy curry spices, dull citrus, roast, a touch of floral coffee and some dry roasted nuts. Flavor is curry and big toasted coconut up front, smoky cumin, lime leaf, light nutty notes, a little grassiness, and light clove-like spice. Medium to heavy body, creamy entry, medium, somewhat (too) sharp carbonation and of dry, slightly slick finish. Really good, but extremely odd beer here.
flatmatt (1347) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ashleyís Ann Arbor. Very deep brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is coconut, lime, green curry, roasty. Flavor of kaffir lime, general Thai green curry flavors, light but definite chili, and a light roastiness. I love this, but how much anyone else likes it will depend on how much they want to drink a Thai green curry (not the spicy kind) as a beer.
DandyWolfFloyd (851) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - this is a lexiconic showcase of deScriptors. There is cumin, curry, coriander, lime, some peppery spice (cayenne)?, and nutmeg. Itís Indiaís sacred spice cabinet.
Appearance - black body, the head is big to start at about 2 1/2" and beige in color. The head settles to a small layer of foam. Not much in the way of lacing.
Taste - wow that is really something else. Indian spices abound - curry, nutmeg, coriander, cumin, peppers, some lime. It truly captures that ethnic spice palate.
Palate - the body is medium, the texture somewhat slick, the carbonation is lively, the finish is long with spice associated with a curry.
Truly a one of a kind. To me this is really enjoyable.
probstblueribbon (3498) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Winooski Beverages, served cold, shared. Deep brown black with a thin mocha head. Intense curry spiciness, lime, a little roasted malt comes through. Medium+body with somewhat relaxed carbonation. Intense coriander, lime, a little more roasted malt compared to nose; off-dry with moderate bitterness, fairly intense pepper heat and a spiced, fairly malty finish. Very different. Tasty.
wombat23 (135) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 Shared 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Curry and cumin dominate the aroma, with some faint coconut notes as well. Taste: overpowering curry and cumin, some lime, a bit of coconut. Some malt is there but takes a backseat to everything else. Spicy cayenne finish that warms the tongue and throat. Interesting and unique, but for me, the flavors donít work very well in combination with beer.