TheArgoPirate (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Smells like a good Indian curry dish, which is generally good, but not for a beer. Taste is very heavy cumin and Indian spices. First sip was intriguing, but by sip number three I'd had enough. 5 more sips and I could not continue.
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chucklemation (1172) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin head that disappears. Aroma is curry, lots of cumin, and coconut. Flavor is lots of cumin, curry, spicy pepper, and subtle coconut. Leaves a burning sensation in the back of the throat. This is a novel idea, but Iím surprised by the high ratings. This drinks more like a curry than a beer, and I found it tough to finish my half a bomber. So did my wife. Oh well, Iím glad I tried it.
ColovianTrader (464) - - JAN 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was not expecting that! Really strange flavors, but Iím kinda digging it. Curry, cumin, toasted grains, burnt malt and cinnamon somehow blend together nicely. Good texture and pleasant aftertaste.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1548 - 20.03.2015 - Birthday Brew Tour - On tap at Ballast Point. Pours a dark black with a burbly tan foam. Aroma is coconut curry.. Taste is quite smooth, decent roast note, mild coconut sweetness and the peppery curry and cayenne tinge lingers into the finish, but is not unpleasant. Predictably spicy and magically delicious.
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, 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 (313) - 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 (947) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 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 (427) - 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 (4853) - 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 (2270) - 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.