MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark red brown, thick creamy beige head that drops. Nose is pencil shavings, leafy and dry with light pepper, some coconut. Huge coconut flavor across mid, light chocolate sweetness and dry heat in finish, thin and salty with low carb. Dry spice and roast combine, work on each other.
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5oz sample at Daily Growler, UA - deep dark brown pour, khaki head. aroma of even curry spice. tastes of curry spice that heats up throughout the sip. Strange, but only interesting to try once. 6.8
chinchill (4267) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: lime curry and dark bread.
Flavor: Wow! spicy curry with a fine stout in a bottle.
Smooth but a bit thin.
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark with minimal head. Hard to get much aroma past the cigars of this place. Slight spicey. Taste is a flavor explosion. Vanilla, cinnamon, subtle spiciness in the finish. Wow. Spiciness continues to grow. By the end if the glass I likely won't be happy but this is damn good. Definitely spicey as I finished.
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boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured dark, near black with a light brown head. Aroma was like window cleaner or disinfectant. Taste wise the spices seemed to work better with heavy coconut tones, roasted malt, black pepper spice, and hints of yellow curry. I’m not a huge fan of curry but this worked in the flavor profile.
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Big coconut and lime notes on the nose. The coconut and lime notes complement the malty notes on the tongue. Finishes with heat and flavor of the cayenne. The heat builds up if you drink it too quickly. It’s like an Indian restaurant in a beer. Fantastic!
jesperhammer (4175) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25-JAN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting, @Yespr.
Dark, dark brown , almost black with low tan head.
Aroma is curry and a little roast. The curry is the sort of cheap supermarket curry.
Taste is roast, curry, spice, coco nut, and a strong chili burn.
Very funny. Actually quite complex. Curry in a beer? Nah, does not work for me - too much, and I keep searching for a bowl of rice.
nickd717 (4163) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Ballast Point Little Italy. Darkest brown with a small tan head. Aroma is Indian food as f, so curry it should be named Steph and awarded the NBA MVP award (sorry Labronda Kunondra). Madras, and it’s mad ras. RAS TRENT - JAAAAHHHH!!! Sorry for the obscure Lonely Island reference. Flavor is mildly sweet, hella/grippa spice depending whether you’re from Nor or SoCal. Coconut, Steph Curry, cumin so much I want to cum-in it. But then it wouldn’t taste so good. Medium bodied, prickly feel. Damn it feels good to be a ticker sometimes.
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled July 2015
A steady pour into my glass produces a fat, two-finger thick, lightly brown stained, dark tan colored head. The beer is a solid black color that shows a mostly opaque, brown tinged version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma is a riotous blend of spices backed by a roasted, toasted Stout character; lots of lime, earthy cumin and tumeric, aromatic curry notes that lean towards musky / woody / floral / aromatic / toasted spices, as well as some sweet accentuating notes that remind me a bit of coconut, this is backed by soft, subtle (though this is because the spice character is so pronounced), roasted grain notes.
Lightly sweet up front through to the middle, for my first sip the spices become noticeable in the finish where the flavor really opens up and blooms with all sorts of spice notes; in the long finish there is even a spicy, hot character that might be from chiles. Dark cocoa, smooth hints of mocha coffee, bitter / slightly-acidic burnt notes, bitter blackened malt, and a smooth, dark grain suggestion of sweetness all try to tame the spice character. The body is a touch on the light side for a big stout, but manages to work well with the spices, and would likely make it more amenable to being paired with food. Flavors of lime, lots of earthy / bark-like cumin, cedar like notes, floral coriander, earthy tumeric & curry notes.
Despite being dominated by the spice character, this beer doesn’t end up being too much for me; now I did have this following a meal of Indian food, so that might have tempered my palate some. When I went and grabbed this I was expecting a over-hopped stout; what else would a self styled "India-Style Export Stout" be in the IPA crazed world, right? Despite this massive deviation from expectations, I am quite enjoying this beer. The aroma on this is just incredibly vibrant, and while spice dominated, it is well balanced in its complex spice character that it brings to play. Having said all that, if curry is not something you enjoy, then this is likely a beer you will not like.
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown to black with a medium head, aroma of Indian food, cummin, curry, chocolate and dal baht, flavor of chocolate, pepper, vanilla, curry, medium bodied.