nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from the tap at the brewery in Old Grove. Pitch black in appearance with a thin tan head. Scents of dark chocolate and cumin . Nice medium smooth bodied beer. Initial flavor is of moderately subdued indian spice of curry, cumin, and lime. Next up is the dark cocoa, molasses, and roasted malt. On the back end the cayenne pepper makes it self known in moderation. Good lengthy finish. Really enjoyed this beer.
thome50 (751) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a random bottle share. Pours a medium brown with light brown, khaki head. Aroma is of sunscreen and curry. Taste is all over the place in almost the best possible way. Curry, coconut, vanilla and then a low heat sneaks up on you. Some noted this was over powering but I loved this stuff. Best drinking stout I can imagine based on what I like. Would love to get this one again.
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light chocolate, curry and lime. Flavor starts off with roasted malts and light chocolate followed by some cayenne spice. From the middle to the finish you get more heat along with a great mix of curry and lime flavors. Overall a nice mix of chocolate, hot pepper heat and curry/lime flavors. A strange but tasty brew.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ballast Point. Truly unique in every way. Deep dark obsidian pour with ruby highlights and a medium but creamy and long lasting brown head. Thin curtains of velvety lacing. Pungent but pleasing aroma of lime, mild coconut, melted bittersweet chocolate and toasted herbs. The curry hits you first then draws you into a complex, mind-bending vortex of favors. Tart lime, roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, sour apple and other herbal, botanical notes. A few sips in you start to get the chili pepper burn and lingers throughout but doesnít interfere with the flavors. That said, If youíre not a fan of hot dishes (or spicy brews) then youíd probably have a harder time getting past the chilies in this one. Despite the burn the texture is quite silky and the finish is long, flavorful and packs a big final kick of lime and curry. Might be the most interesting brew Iíve ever had and Iím thrilled I had a chance to try it before it kicked.
kathouse (721) - Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Ballast. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma has some chocolate but itís hard to find underneath all the curry and pepper. Medium body and bright carbonation. I love curry but this was too much for me. I was waiting for the complexity of the coconut and other spices but couldnít taste them. Finish is hot and not well balanced.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Beer Revolution. Full pour so thereís no head. Dark black body. First flavors are of fresh commute and mild curry. Moves into a bitterness on the back end. Would love to have this with Indian or Thai food. Too bad thereís no aroma to speak of.
AndyW68 (702) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2013 Strange. Reminds me of indian peanut curry. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is walking into an indian restaurant. Taste is peanut curry with a bitter and spicy hot finish. Very odd but enjoyable.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured jet black smelled of candy and spice tasted coconut curry and slight pepper. Finished with slight spicey hotness at end
CampesinoTino (683) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Octopus ink colored with a cap of light brown foam. Aroma is all curry with some lime and coconut on the side. Taste is curry, dark chocolate and toasted coconut upfront followed by cinnamon, cumin and cayenne pepper. Moderately creamy body with medium carbonation and a hot, spicy finish. Overall, a liquid curry dinner spice bomb best enjoyed in small doses.
BucannonXC5 (663) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif.
Poured a pitch black color with just over one finger of tan head that dissipated almost right away. Lots of random spots on the sides of the glass, well below average retention on the top.
Smelled unlike anything Iíve had before. Got crayons, yes, crayons first. Coconut followed, along with butter and curry.
All I can say about the taste is, ďwow!Ē Like the smell, unlike anything Iíve had before. Got the coconut and crayon taste first, then got ripped with curry and a boat load of spices, including a lingering hot one at the end. I donít know Indian food (besides curry), but there had to be tons of Indian notes. Spicy, spicy.
Full-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, spicy finish.
This was my first foreign export style beer. Although I donít like Indian food (to me that was what this beer was all about), this was a very interesting beer and something nice to try.