flatmatt (1369) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ashleyís Ann Arbor. Very deep brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is coconut, lime, green curry, roasty. Flavor of kaffir lime, general Thai green curry flavors, light but definite chili, and a light roastiness. I love this, but how much anyone else likes it will depend on how much they want to drink a Thai green curry (not the spicy kind) as a beer.
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - this is a lexiconic showcase of deScriptors. There is cumin, curry, coriander, lime, some peppery spice (cayenne)?, and nutmeg. Itís Indiaís sacred spice cabinet.
Appearance - black body, the head is big to start at about 2 1/2" and beige in color. The head settles to a small layer of foam. Not much in the way of lacing.
Taste - wow that is really something else. Indian spices abound - curry, nutmeg, coriander, cumin, peppers, some lime. It truly captures that ethnic spice palate.
Palate - the body is medium, the texture somewhat slick, the carbonation is lively, the finish is long with spice associated with a curry.
Truly a one of a kind. To me this is really enjoyable.
probstblueribbon (3570) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Winooski Beverages, served cold, shared. Deep brown black with a thin mocha head. Intense curry spiciness, lime, a little roasted malt comes through. Medium+body with somewhat relaxed carbonation. Intense coriander, lime, a little more roasted malt compared to nose; off-dry with moderate bitterness, fairly intense pepper heat and a spiced, fairly malty finish. Very different. Tasty.
wombat23 (293) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 Shared 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Curry and cumin dominate the aroma, with some faint coconut notes as well. Taste: overpowering curry and cumin, some lime, a bit of coconut. Some malt is there but takes a backseat to everything else. Spicy cayenne finish that warms the tongue and throat. Interesting and unique, but for me, the flavors donít work very well in combination with beer.
darbeer75 (252) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Aroma: smells strongly of cumin and curry powder with a little maltiness underneath; cumin is delicious but not my favorite smell; Appearance: midnight black with pillowy tan head that dissipated quickly; no lacing; Taste: spice and booziness dominate to an extreme degree; burns your mouth and throat; entirely unpleasant. Palate: too distracted by the taste to notice. Overall: my first drain pour. Took a chance and regretted it.
alliance100 (1096) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - pours a dark brown with ruby hue . Noticeable spice and curry aroma . Slight spice note with a lingering heat after finish . Didn't detect much lime . Interesting .
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milewide (1958) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spices rule! Curry and cayenne stand out for me. Dark brown color. A really unique brew!
IndianaRed (3420) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Bitter Creek, Boise Black with dense lasting tan head. Peppery dark roast aromas and flavors. Quite a decent sizzle on the trailer. Mild blend of roastiness and coconut. Th cayenne and cumin hit you at the end. very interesting.
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: on tap at Birch
Aroma: strong, even bold with plenty of Indian spice, yellow curry etc.
Top: small, tanned white cap.
Base: hazy brown
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: frontal milk coconut followed by yellow curry spread on brown malt canvass. Not overly aggressive as I feared.
other notes quiet interesting.
CanIHave4Beers (3873) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours basically black with a small but well retained head and not much lacing on the glass.
The aroma is cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, chocolate & coffee. Itís also got a bunch of other curry spice elements I canít single out. Suffice to say it sort of smells like some sort of interesting curried mocha, neat.
The flavor is really pretty curry heavy, but it retains the nice roastiness and bitter-espresso-like flavors that make it very stout like. Itís not especially sweet for what it is, but itís nowhere near being very dry. The beer seems to have quite a vanilla flavor going on along with cinnamon, cumin, and again the sort of load of spices that one might use in a curry, most of which Iím only vaguely familiar with (shame on my palate)
I just never expected such an oddity to come from a brewery Iíve always sort of associated with straightforward hoppy beers... guess I was in the dark, huh?