faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deep dark brown colour. Spiced curry peppery roasty malty chocolate coconutty aroma, strange, but nice. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is spicy with curry and pepper, coconut and chocolate along with roasty malt and chilli spiciness.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtc-pours black with a thin light brown head. Aroma is coconut, roasty dark malt, curry. Taste is coconut, curry that builds with each sip, roasty/cocoa-dark malt. Nice balance with some heat.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark brownish black with a slight tan smear for head. Aroma is warmly complex, but I think I get the cumin, curry and kaffir lime. Med body. Flavor is hot spice with lime following. Finishes with coconut and curry. Not sure I taste the cayenne, but my scalp has started to perspire, which is a sure indicator with me. Maybe thereís a little vanilla and coffee in the finish as well. Pretty complex. Very warming. Wow.
madsberg (8790) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. Almost pitch black coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: cocoa, roast, spice, sweetness, some herbs. Flavour: Loads of spice, coconut, sweetness, light roast, caramel, chocolate. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted and spicy bitter, with some sweetness from the coconut.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. This is one of the most interesting beers Iíve smelled to date - a huge kaffer lime leaf component interlaced nicely with a significant element of curry. Medium to full-bodied and lightly creamy with modest carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is pretty interesting as well - herbal, floral and crazy spicy. I canít believe this mishmash works, but it really does. Finishes very warming as the cayenne-infused liquid works its way down my throat. Big thanks to richiesd for shipping this world class experiment my way!
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of cocoa, coconut, curry spices, cumin, cayenne and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cocoa, coconut, curry, lime, cayenne and roastiness with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a medium-small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coconut, cumin, cayenne, lime, coriander, roast and dark chocolate malt, cinnamon, and dates. Flavor is malt and spice balanced with light tropical fermentation fruity esters (pineapple), no hops or bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Wow, there is a lot going on in this beer.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap (multiple samples) and from one of the judging bottles at GABF. Pours with a pitch black hued body and a small tan head. Aromas are explosive! Huge spice notes, light lime, curry, cumin, coconut, chocolate. Really spicy and pleasant. It took me a while to pull my nose away to actually taste it. Wow, amazing flavors, huge rich spice notes, curry and cumin with light lime notes. Insanely good. Granted there is not much left of the base foreign stout, but my god is this tasty!
A bit of a spicy burn with a medium thick body. Huge duration of flavors.
Absolutely extraordinary beer in every sense.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at BP. Dark brown pour. Loads going on in this brew! Aroma starts with lots of curry, roasted malt, coconut and some peppery notes. I get mostly curry, coconut and roast in the flavor, the finish has the peppers and a hint of the kaffir. Really a unique beer.
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Bruceís 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. I brought this beer along - I contributed something! Pours dark brown with a moderate, tan foam head. Nose of perfume and cumin. Medium sweet flavor, more perfume notes, some capsicum, chili and lime, along with a bit of cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Some heat in there. Spicy finish, with coriander, chili, lime. Itís an odd beer on paper but overall it works quite well.