Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at GGW 2015. Brown with a tan head. Curry and coconut. Indian buffet. Completely weird but good.
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2015
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Pitch black color with fast dying head. Aroma is curry powder, cooked vegetables and hot peppers.
As a commercial brewer how do you come up with the idea to create a curry stout?? I mean you really, REALLY, need to like curry to try this. A long lingering blast of curry throughout the sip with hints of cinnamon, old coffee and rounded out with cayenne pepper.
After two sip Brian and I looked at each other and poured this down the drain, terrible. Was this a joke or for real??
WillRunForBeer (1585) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Itís the night of misfit children. Bomber, best by 01/11/13. Iím a couple years too late. In my defense, this was part of my super bowl squares win, so Iíve only had it a year. Aroma is peppers, cinnamon, lime, curry. Smelling this does not make me want to taste it. Oh, thatís not good. Vegetal, chili, curry, vanilla, drainpipe.
badhack (434) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow I wasnít expecting this. I should read the label. I quickly ordered Indian take out to complement the drink. Overall the beer is well balanced but I found the coconut missing and the curry a bit more forward than the rest. But surprisingly it tasted great. The beer is a but pungent and yeasty, like Firestone Walkerís big beers. Well done.
jdjuice (472) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours Coca-Cola with quickly disappearing head. Aroma is straight-up curry. Itís my imagination, but I can almost smell the rice to go along with this beer. Mouthfeel is not too heavy, maybe a little less carbonation would be nicer. Flavors are big and all over the place. Coconut is easiest to find amongst the curry, with the cayenne providing a good bit of heat on the finish. Thereís a hint of lime/citrus on the finish.
shigadeyo (3348) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
4/22/2015 (draught at Martyís Hops & Vines in Cincinnati, Ohio): Whatís this? A CURRY beer?! Hell yeah! This beer is absolutely fantastic. Aroma is mostly curry with a bit of coconut as well. The flavor is very dynamic and changes from drink to drink and as the temperature of the beer goes up. Lots of curry at first and it stays throughout, but the coconut and lime definitely show more on subsequent tastes and when warmer. The cayenne adds a bit of heat that builds, but doesnít go over the top. Everything about this beer is right on point! I LOVE IT! I have a bottle of it that Iím looking forward to trying as well. Amazing beer!
KarateBob (4) - Medford, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2015 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
I bought this with an open mind, not knowing what to expect. It smelled intriguing and complex. Looked dark like a stout. But the taste was of peppery coconut. Bleh. Not what i was looking for in a beer. Maybe it requires a pretentious food pairing? Idk but this beer is not for me.
JBPortland (1254) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle pours dark brown black with medium offwhite head. Nose is strong spices, curry, pepper, some heat, lime, lemon, kind of smells like the game you play as a child where you dump everything in the spice rack into a cup of water and dare your friend to try it...Taste is curry-forward, medium-high cayanne heat, light cocoa dust, spicy chocolate, some tart citrus, Indian food. Finishes with hot spice heat, pepper, light lemony cocoa. Tastes better than it smells for sure, interesting concept and a fun interpretation of a spice stout...but not something I need more than 3-4 ounces of at most.
doubelknv3 (1056) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, tan head, thin head retention, and creamy lacing. Pepper, spice, roast, chocolate, licorice, sugar, molasses, and cinemas. Full bodied, spicy, caramel, roast, sweet malt, and earthy, Spicy hot on tongue, with balancing sweetness, mild buttering notes, and dry finish.
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Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is STRONG notes of turmeric, turmeric, turmeric, turmeric, turmeric, cumin, cardamom, coriander, asafoetida, fenugreek, etc.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, extremely spicy.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic, moderately to heavily burning.
Well, this is easily the winner of the Most Overspiced Beer Of All Time. Even Fantome Strange Ghost in its worst years cannot compete with this. Itís curry powder in liquid form, period. No beer character can make it through at all. As much as I love extremely aromatic Indian food, itís utterly repulsive in this format. An experiment that went completely off the rails.