steview (1019) - 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 (6019) - 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 (242) - 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 (2491) - 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.
WanderinCelt87 (170) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Can definitely taste the curry in it. Gives me a nice zing on my tongue. Would love to have this with some spicy food. Chocolate, caramel, toast, roasty, smoke
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark nitro pour with tan head, has multiple levels. Has complex aroma, hot peppers, sweet vanilla and other malts, dark chocolate, cinnamon and spices. Starts vanilla, spices, coconut?, milk stout like texture, finishes like good buffalo sauce warmth, black and red pepper.
DesertDevil (503) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Flanny’s. Pour a smooth jet black with a foamy head. Aroma of coconut milk and tons of spices, but it’s difficult to pick out the individual spices in the pungent, nose-filling blend. Awesome cumin and curry flavor from the first sip, but the spiciness keeps building to the point where the heat almost overwhelms the beer. This was MUCH spicier than the first time I tried in out of a bottle several months ago.
Blairgus (2593) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11 aug 2002, tap at the brewery. Dark brown, almost black. Wow, nose is awesome! Curry and coconut. Thin body and faintly fizzy. Flavors flip back and forth between curry and toasted coconut. Some dark chocolate becomes prominent after you get over the unique flavored. Pretty fun.
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anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy indian curry and cumin aroma. Roasted malty chocolate vanilla spicy flavor with hints of cumin and curry. Has a roasted malty chocolate and spicy curry finish.