abcfan (654) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I guess this rates so high due to it’s uniqueness? Pours black with a very small tan head. Aroma is full of curry. Taste matches description of curry, lime, cumin, and coconut. Curry taste in mouth, but strong burning spicy finish. Not enjoyable for me, but very different.
Iphonephan (2265) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at city beer san francisco. Pours almost black with a thick tan head slowly receding leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of lime and coconut. Complex and interesting mix of chocolate, lime, coconut and spices giving way to a fiery finish.
jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate, curry and lime. Flavor starts off with roasted malts and light chocolate followed by some cayenne spice. From the middle to the finish you get more heat along with a great mix of curry and lime flavors. Overall a nice mix of chocolate, hot pepper heat and curry/lime flavors. A strange but tasty brew.
drewaha (128) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ginger man. Pours a very dark brown smell is a sweet spice but can’t place the type of spice. Incredible aroma. Taste is very earthly with a little clove and cinnamon. There is a distinct burn on the palate which is unique and awesome. Not something I want more than a few sips of, but the few sips I took were terrific. I am rating it on the taste after a few sips. Not a whole glass, which would be too much
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark brownish black with a slight tan smear for head. Aroma is warmly complex, but I think I get the cumin, curry and kaffir lime. Med body. Flavor is hot spice with lime following. Finishes with coconut and curry. Not sure I taste the cayenne, but my scalp has started to perspire, which is a sure indicator with me. Maybe there’s a little vanilla and coffee in the finish as well. Pretty complex. Very warming. Wow.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nicely spiced stout. I think the flavor profile stands out more than its individual nuances and I’m okay with this. I don’t sense a note of cayenne pepper, for example, but I do perceive a strong note of coconut that is hugged by hints of citrus, Eastern and Mediterranean spices. It’s actually interesting and it actually works. Still, I would prefer to rather not have it without food -- I want to compliment it with food because otherwise I feel that it lacks something.
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and served in my La Chouffe tulip: Pours basically black with minimal head nor lace. The aroma has initial notes of chocolate and roast, vanilla and very light coconut, light curry and cayenne spice with just a touch of citric fruit and minty vapours. The taste at first is all about the rich lush malts and dark fruit components but then as you drink this the spice heat starts the play around with your palate. Twangy around the outside, sweet in middle and spicy on the back it has a wonderful complexity. The spice goes right towards the edge but never over does it. The mouth feel is lush but it could stand a bit more carbonation. Overall I am digging this. Yeah for a brew that does not wimp out when it comes to the spices. (Damn, I wish I would have kept that other bottle now...)
dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an experience. Pours velvet black minimal head, aroma of coconut, line roast stout. taste is aroma with a HUGE heat curry back end that literally burns your esophgas in the best way. Palate is thick and hot. overall this is a great winter beer too bad I had it at better weather fest where it was 110 in a sweaty wharehouse.
mjg74 (2432) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Windy City. Nose is very herbal. Herbal and quite spiced. Cayenne is fairly hot. Interesting coconut finish. Quite different. Pretty tasty actually.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some light lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts with curry powder, cayenne, cumin, turmeric, kaffir lime, coconut, and a touch of cinnamon.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some curry powder, coconut, and kaffir lime. Through the middle, the cayenne and cumin come through with some cinnamon and other spices. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, cayenne, cumin, curry powder, and kaffir lime.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Very interesting blend of curry spices in the export stout. Good overall balance with great complexity.