IndianaRed (3555) - 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 (7056) - 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 (3942) - 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?
MayumiH (822) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Black colour with beige head. Strong espresso flavour, some Worcestershire sauce, a dash of soy sauce. Medium body. Interestingly complex.
culchiem (3403) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from LRS. Brownish black with a medium head. Aroma is spice and chocolate. Taste is like an Indian meal in a glass, cumin, coconut, lime.
rlgk (17116) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, California. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted aroma, curry, chocolate, cumin, lime juice, some pepper. Spicy curry flavor, pepper, hay, some grass, roasted, floral notes. Too many spices in here to be good.
Tstamba (677) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster. Dark black with tan head. Amazing aroma of curry and coconut. Flavors are complex, malt, coffee, caramel with curry and a little heat at the finish... Great flavors... Would love to cook with this beer... ( chili, curry or stew)
ElCapitan22 (327) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a jet black color with some lacing but minimal head retention. Has an aroma of coconut and curry straight away. There is no mistaking what this is. Tastes like a punch of coconut curry right in the face. Has a spicy afterbite that is pleasant and not overwhelming. I love this!
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased 3/30/2015 enjoyed 10/31/2015 in a Hopslam tulip/snifter.
Look - Black thick body. Cold first pour yielded a finger of fine bubbled head. Warm pour not as much head. Settles to a ring. Blotchy lacing.
Smell - Chocolate. Pepper. Spice. Coffee.
Taste - Cummin. Curry. Pepper. Chocolate. Coffee. Coconut. Complex but not my taste.
Feel - Burns with spice, not alcohol. Thick.
Overall - Different. I like spice but not Indian spice. Wonít buy again. I even gave it 7 months to mellow.
woodychevy (822) - - OCT 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber at home with the core 3. Super interesting from first sip to last. Really well balanced between sweetness of dark malts and array of spices. Definitely sweet up front with some nice heat/curry at the end to temper it. Oily in the mouth. Pretty serious brew overall. Great.