mathieuc (1183) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a small white head that leaves light lacing. Nose is of an Indian spice shop, hot curry and all. Taste is incredibly spicy and hot, good thing that there is a nice lime flavor to it or else it would just be completely undrinkable. This is burning and Iím having a hard time imagining myself stomach more than the small glass that I have in front of me. I didnít think it was horrible but just too spicy in summary. Carbonation was moderate, body as well. This isnít a stout but still a fun experiment.
GTAEgeek (1164) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle shared by Debbie at Ale Alpharetta. Pours black, with a filmy tan head. The aroma is vanilla, curry spices, chocolate, cayenne pepper, and just a touch of citrus. The flavor is sweet up front, with a growing, fairly intense spicy warmth. The burn sticks around for quite a while, but didnít completely ruin my palate. Heavy body, a little oily, with a clean finish. Overall, this is a wonderfully complex, spicy, and flavorful beer. Iíve had my fair share of spicy stouts, but this one stands out.
beerfest5 (1142) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím sure that my palate was not ready for something like this. When I purchased the bottle I thought this was going to be something like a big rich stout combined with a little Indian pepper or something. This was more like a curry dinner with a little stout added in. Extremely interesting, I applaud Ballast Point for thinking outside of the box clearly, but enjoyable in truth, no.
JoeTheYounger (1142) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a cool guy that worked at Ballast Point. This beer is very interesting. Its unlike anything g Iíve had before. So many different tastes coming together. Lots of lime in the aroma. The spices really come in the after taste. It was good but interesting, not something I could drink alot.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste like Indian food. Curry is the overwhelming presence. Has some heat from the pepper. Not a bad beer. Just not a sunny day at the beach beer. Be careful with your pairing.
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mikedR (1101) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíll give A for originality. C+/B- for the ultimate beer. This is a hot, spicy, cumin beer. It could be a stout, but you canít tell. Due to the hot, spicy, and cumin nature. Did I mention itís hot, spicy, and cumin-flavored? Because thatís what this beer is.
AndyW68 (1040) - 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.
jhamp9 (1030) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black pour with a khaki head that fades down to a ring. Strong aroma with curry, coconut, lime, and chocolate. Taste has all of the same with pepper heat you can feel in the back of your throat. Slick body. This beer is probably not for everyone, but I really enjoy it.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nicely spiced stout. I think the flavor profile stands out more than its individual nuances and Iím okay with this. I donít sense a note of cayenne pepper, for example, but I do perceive a strong note of coconut that is hugged by hints of citrus, Eastern and Mediterranean spices. Itís actually interesting and it actually works. Still, I would prefer to rather not have it without food -- I want to compliment it with food because otherwise I feel that it lacks something.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick and black with a small tan head. Nose is lime, Mexican candy, curry, nutmeg and pepper. Taste is sweet at first then bitter and pleasantly so. Mouthfeel is soft and sticky, body is heavy and finish is long.
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