hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. This is one of the most interesting beers I’ve smelled to date - a huge kaffer lime leaf component interlaced nicely with a significant element of curry. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with modest carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is pretty interesting as well - herbal, floral and crazy spicy. I can’t believe this mishmash works, but it really does. Finishes very warming as the cayenne-infused liquid works its way down my throat. Big thanks to richiesd for shipping this world class experiment my way!
peteinSD (998) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad. Black pour with slight tan foam on the edge of the glass. Aroma is lime, curry, soft chocolate, and roast. Taste is spicy curry, lime, chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of heat lingering through the finish. Unique, complicated, and very enjoyable. I really like this beer.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a couple fingers worth of beige head. The aroma picked up lime, coconut, and cumin upfront, with sweet, roasty chocolates, vanilla, and even more coconut beneath.. sweet overall.. very interesting stuff. The flavor found sweet chocolates, coconut, and other nutty notes throughout, with toasted coconut around the edges.. just a hit of fresh-squeezed lime around there too.. warm finish with burnt, yet sweet malts and a bunch more coconut.. curry powder and cayenne provided a slow, building burn through the long finish.. for the most part well-balanced, but a touch too coconut forward for my liking. Medium-bodied and increasingly spicy on the palate as it warmed up.. the sweet malts actually balanced well against the building heat.. I’d definitely drink this again.
50belair (1384) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour with a white head. Smells like Tai curry. Earthy roasted malts, nuts, and spices. Wild and wacky...
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured jet black smelled of candy and spice tasted coconut curry and slight pepper. Finished with slight spicey hotness at end
Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Musa, Aberdeen. It pours opaque black, with a thin bubbly tan head. The nose is fresh coconut, chilli pepper, lots of spice (especially cumin), permanent marker pen and roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, tar, chilli pepper, coconut, bitter chocolate, cumin, tar, lots of spice, citrus pith and caramel, with a big bitter finish and lingering chilli pepper warmth. Full body, moderate carbonation and surprisingly well balanced. Interesting stuff, but I couldn’t drink a lot of it.
Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer gets more complex with every sip. There’s a lot going on here! Smell is all at once roasty, sweet, tangy, & spicy. The taste is very unique. Curry right away, with coconut, lime, and spices. The cayenne and cumin really stick with you. It’s not unpleasant, just unusual. Served in a snifter, this beer really brings out the aroma. I can’t wait to pick up another bottle and drink it with my favorite panang curry. Really a fantastically unique experience!
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is big coconut, some curry, some light lime, and a bit of roast. Very unique. The initial taste is sweet coconut milk, followed by some light curry, a bit of lime, cumin, and a bit of roast. The finish has a light bitterness and leaves a lingering curry spiciness. Light-medium bodied. Low carbonation. Certainly an interesting beer. It is dominated by the spices. I found it enjoyable, but could see how some would not like it.
daknole (7209) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at BP. Dark brown pour. Loads going on in this brew! Aroma starts with lots of curry, roasted malt, coconut and some peppery notes. I get mostly curry, coconut and roast in the flavor, the finish has the peppers and a hint of the kaffir. Really a unique beer.
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Curry and cumin aroma with earth, light malt, and backing cayenne. Curry and cumin flavor with malt and light toffee. Mediumb odied. Cumin and curry lingers with cayenne and caramel.