jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with many thanks to Peter! Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste is absolutely phenomenal - if you like Indian spices. Lots of cayenne, curry, coconut, lime and cumin. Tons of heat on the palate intermixed with roasted chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium body.
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of curry powder, fresh cilantro, curcuma, very Indian. In mouth, an intense mix of coconut cream and Indian spices, cilantro, coconut posted , lemongrass, light chocolate, interesting. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, 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.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of heavy spice, lemongrass, vanilla, roasted malts. The taste is spice, peppers, lime, roasted malt, coconut. Medium bodied, lingering spice.
madsberg (11166) - Søborg, 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.
daknole (10738) - 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.
Scopey (10675) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Musa, Aberdeen. It pours opaque black, with a thin bubbly tan head. The nose is fresh coconut, chilli pepper, lots of spice (especially cumin), permanent marker pen and roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, tar, chilli pepper, coconut, bitter chocolate, cumin, tar, lots of spice, citrus pith and caramel, with a big bitter finish and lingering chilli pepper warmth. Full body, moderate carbonation and surprisingly well balanced. Interesting stuff, but I couldn’t drink a lot of it.
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Yep, you can smell and taste the exotic ingredients ... curry, coconut and spicy. Light to medium pepper burn in the finish. Just not up my alley.
hopscotch (10426) - 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 I’ve 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 can’t 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!