ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a trip of a beer. Pours an dark brown color with a large light brown head. Notes of curry, meat, smoke, chocolate, cumin, and vanilla. Hints of lime citrus on the back end. Warming spices on the finish. Not something to drink every day but definitely an interesting beer.
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Zio Carlo. Appearance is dark brown to black. Aroma is super spicy. Célèbre pepper with other spice. Flavor is much the same. Very spicy black pepper with a hot finish.
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jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma is of lime, light coconut, coffee, cumin, and curry. Taste is of roasted malts, sweet coconut milk, light curry, coca-cola, with a nice burn in the finish.
travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is black in color, thin tan head, and dark. The smell is coconut, curry, cocoa, lime, malt, spice, and nice. The taste is heat, spice, curry, coconut, touch of sweetness, and some burn.
swanmann (721) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours deep dark chocolate brown with a small amount of tan suds. Aromas of dark chocolate, caramel, curry and chiles. Nice roasty bitterness with solid caramel sweetness, some milk chocolate and earthy curry and with well tempered cayenne heat and some more chocolate and just a touch of coconut. Medium-full bodied with soft-ish carbonation. Really delicious and well balanced while maintaining complexity.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not picking up all the intricacies of the caynne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf, but the curry is definitely front and center.
Beerenberger (1596) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is like an over-peppered can of V-8 juice! Peppers, spice and vegetables. Pours a solid dark dirt-brown with a tan ring and minimal lacing. The taste is multilayered and complex, but overall very peppery. Cayenne pepper dominates the flavor, but there is also a hint of sweetness provided by the coconut. A lasting "warm" aftertaste keeps the taste sensation going long after the swallow. Medium body and moderate carbonatin. Overall, who needs a spicy Bloody Mary when youâ€™ve got this brew! Take care - little goes a long way.
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
shared out of a bomber. Wow intense curry in the aroma, spicy taste just terrible terrible, extreme curry flavor. Tastes like the worst Indian food you’ve ever tasted. Not good at all. Poured out after a few sips and realized it wasn’t getting any better. Gross
pete4999 (1406) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Yard House in Phoenix (Desert Ridge). Has a dark brown/black pour. Has a strong flavor of curry up front. Definitely spicy...I shouldn’t have ordered an entire pint, it was hefty. I didn’t get a lot of the coconut.
EithCubes (5458) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle enjoy by 01/11/13, so we’ll say it’s "mature." First whiff of nose is of something I’ve never smelled in a beer, curry, clear as day, with cumin, both set nicely again clear caramel and hops! Pours deep brown-black with a noisy and quickly-dissolved light brown head, kinda ugly. Taste has more of the same, medium-strong but long-lasting heat (much less than last night’s ghost pepper beer from Twisted Pine!) with vibrant coconut, light cocoa powder, creeping and brightly fresh lime, roast malt, toast, and subtle caramel/chocolate. The coriander pops almost as much as the chili/coconut milk. Body between medium and full, not really any alcohol, limited carbonation. Wouldn’t have thought curry or cumin could have contributed pleasantly to a beer, but they’re excellent here, in good balance with the stouty and hoppy elements, and very drinkable. No use saving this for cooking, it’s a meal in itself! Incredible that they pulled this off.
Nose adjusted up from a 7 to a 10 because Overall doesn’t go up to 23.