douglas88 (6492) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank in Denver for GABF 2012. Another unique brew, that is probably love it or hate it. Pours a murky brown color. The aroma is awesome bouquets of coconut, curry. The flavor has all of the curry you want with lime, coconut, spices. Very smooth and very good. Works perfectly.
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown with a lighter brown head. Prominent notes of curry and coconut. Hints of thyme and chocolate. Iíve never had a beer quite like this. Bonus points for uniqueness alone.
keepersj12 (2786) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Something about this beer was dead on with me. The pour is very dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is intriguing, orange rind, coconut, lime, a sense of curry. The flavor has the lime and coconut along with the curry, and some spices. The cayenne shows up on the swallow. All the aromas and flavors seem to go quite well with each other. Strange brew but very tasty.
abcfan (755) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I guess this rates so high due to itís uniqueness? Pours black with a very small tan head. Aroma is full of curry. Taste matches description of curry, lime, cumin, and coconut. Curry taste in mouth, but strong burning spicy finish. Not enjoyable for me, but very different.
Iphonephan (3733) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at city beer san francisco. Pours almost black with a thick tan head slowly receding leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of lime and coconut. Complex and interesting mix of chocolate, lime, coconut and spices giving way to a fiery finish.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate, curry and lime. Flavor starts off with roasted malts and light chocolate followed by some cayenne spice. From the middle to the finish you get more heat along with a great mix of curry and lime flavors. Overall a nice mix of chocolate, hot pepper heat and curry/lime flavors. A strange but tasty brew.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ginger man. Pours a very dark brown smell is a sweet spice but canít place the type of spice. Incredible aroma. Taste is very earthly with a little clove and cinnamon. There is a distinct burn on the palate which is unique and awesome. Not something I want more than a few sips of, but the few sips I took were terrific. I am rating it on the taste after a few sips. Not a whole glass, which would be too much
bhensonb (11680) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark brownish black with a slight tan smear for head. Aroma is warmly complex, but I think I get the cumin, curry and kaffir lime. Med body. Flavor is hot spice with lime following. Finishes with coconut and curry. Not sure I taste the cayenne, but my scalp has started to perspire, which is a sure indicator with me. Maybe thereís a little vanilla and coffee in the finish as well. Pretty complex. Very warming. Wow.
steview (1030) - 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 Iím okay with this. I donít 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. Itís 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 (6220) - 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...)