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. Iím not a huge fan of curry but this worked in the flavor profile.
nickd717 (4187) - 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 itís mad ras. RAS TRENT - JAAAAHHHH!!! Sorry for the obscure Lonely Island reference. Flavor is mildly sweet, hella/grippa spice depending whether youíre from Nor or SoCal. Coconut, Steph Curry, cumin so much I want to cum-in it. But then it wouldnít taste so good. Medium bodied, prickly feel. Damn it feels good to be a ticker sometimes.
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11 aug 2002, tap at the brewery. Dark brown, almost black. Wow, nose is awesome! Curry and coconut. Thin body and faintly fizzy. Flavors flip back and forth between curry and toasted coconut. Some dark chocolate becomes prominent after you get over the unique flavored. Pretty fun.
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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 doesnít 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.
Habanero (4138) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black beer with an average tan head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, chocolate and spice. Sweet flavor that ends up dry, bitter and peppery notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice brew indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with thin brown head and light lacing. Aroma of lime, spicy curry, and roasted grains. Taste is freaking weird, but awesome, an indian curry explosion in a beer form. Chili picks up and coconut comes out more as it warms. Weird, awesome, I want more.
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I had seen this and passed on it many times before finally picking this one up. apparently, itís not for me. I got a hell of a lot of cough syrup/medicine flavors along with the curry, cayenne, and other spices. I honestly found it very difficult to drink and poured out over 90% of the bottle. Oh well, obviously my experience is fairly singular and I know BP to be a reputable brewery so Iíll just mark this down as a wash.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a blackish brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of indian food. Curry. Meat and cumin notes. Mild pepper and lime. Flavor is meaty, umami, with cumin and cayenne notes. Some roast, some dark malt notes. Interesting. Lingering heat in the finish.
CanIHave4Beers (4030) - 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?
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. black pour with a head that diminishes to nothing in a few seconds. enticing aroma of red curry, chili, vanilla(coconut?). a medium bodied beer wit a spicy heat in the finish. lots of cumin notes and curry, lesser notes of tart lime and sweet coconut. really fun to drink. i canít say iíve had anything remotely like this before...itís not just your typical hot pepper stout. layers of spices. awesome...just not sure i want to drink 2 pints of this in a row.