Scopey (5291) - 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 couldnít 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. Thereís 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. Itís not unpleasant, just unusual. Served in a snifter, this beer really brings out the aroma. I canít 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 (8330) - 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 (6532) - 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.
jckp64 (355) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is curry, spicy, coconut, mint and caramel. Flavor is spicy curry, cocoa, lime and coconut. Has a nice spicy mouthfeel. Really loved the aroma of this beer.
drfabulous (3567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to Snojerk321. Big interesting taste upfront. The spices and coconut. Very different. All of it comes together well in a way I cannot really describe. I canít think of a beer like this one.I might be left with the kaffir taste the most.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy light brown head. Coconut, chocolate, lime, and light vanilla aroma. Nice creamy palate. Tastes of coconut and lime, chocolate and vanilla, and finishing with mild curry flavors and pepper warmth.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by jckp64- thanks for sharing, John! Pours a dark, mostly opaque brown with some copper highlights at the bottom and the edges. Crazy aroma of yellow curry, cocoa, lime, coconut, caramel, cola, vanilla, and mint. I have never smelled a beer like this before and canít believe how well they nailed that aspect. Flavor of roasted malts, cocoa beans, spicy curry, lime citrus, herbs, and bitter earth. Medium-bodied, with a spicy, roasty mouthfeel and some bitterness underneath it all. Wow, this is so different and fun to drink. Couldnít stop bringing it up to my nose.
skmikeg (679) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour a dark brown-blakc with a foamy tan head and nice lacing. aroma is of curray, chyenne pepper, lime, and some cumin. flavor is spicy with alot of curray, pepper, lime, toasted coconut. has medium body wiht a creamy, spicy moufeel, and a bitter, lingering peppery finnish. overall, a very tasty and interesting stout that I hope Ballast Point brews again.