GT2 (9170) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
651mL from Bine&Vine. Pours deep, inky black with mahogany highlights. Quick tan head has nice formation but no retention or lace. Nose is very intense, at first it wasnít even red Indian curry dish, it was literally crowded Indian bus full of body odor, but now Iím realizing a lot of the B.O. smell in India is actually curry derived if the curry addition was able to create this intense of a nose. Hard to score this nose on a stout body, but for the spice/herb/vegetable category, the curry nose is spot on. The taste is much more tolerable and easily enjoyable- coconut, semisweet chocolate, minimal lime, but a ton of cayenne pepper heat. Not for the faint of heart- this beer has very intense flavors and is certainly unique. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Yum. The only qualm is that under all the coconut and pepper you can still get some of the normal stout character and it is a tad ashy. Still, really good.
Dogbrick (9113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Yard House Seattle. This brew pours brownish-black with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Curry, cinnamon and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet/spicy curry, toasted coconut and citrus. The finish is spicy with a dark chocolate and curry aftertaste. Above average overall.
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome stuff right here. A Chocoaltey curry in a glass. Sounds weird but it tastes fucking amazing.
3fourths (8468) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a medium-sized head. Instant curry and cumin aroma impression tucked behind what otherwise seems like pleasant malt (chocolate fudge / cake, mild roast / char). Fiery spiciness from approach to finish, basically tasting like straight curry and cayenne powder. Medium-full body is beefy and savory, lightly sweet with relatively strong bitterness. Itís a ridiculous recipe, even one of these flavorings would be bad on itís own, but together itís laughably undrinkable. The coconut and lime are not apparent at all, instead the cayenne and curry seem to dominate. Yeah, itís a an experiment, but no, it does not taste good. This was purchased by mistake, and I should have paid more attention to the label. Itís a well made beer though the flavorings mask any possible underlying problems. The body and the sense I get of the malt shows promise. No doubt a version without any of the flavorings would be much more enjoyable.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Craft Ale House. Pours turbid chestnut toward black with 1-finger tan head that splotchily laces. Nose is spicy, figgy, with cinnamon, coconut, roasty malt. Tastes rich, very coconutty up front, with a heavy cayenne peppery flavor, roasty black patent malt, curry, cumin, cinnamon, and a complex palate. There are a lot of flavors floating around in this beer, and it all works very well. One of the more unique beers I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
Scopey (8329) - 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 couldnít drink a lot of it.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks to Doodler for the pour! Dark brownish black pour with a nice tan head, aroma is one of the weirdest Iíve ever smelled, big notes of curry spice, coriander, tandoori chicken, hints of spicy fruit, some lime, coconut milk notes in there, wow this is crazy. Taste is curry, spicy ginger, hints of vanilla, coconut in there, hints of green pepper, touch of cayenne in there, touch of cream like sweetness, some lime in there as well. Some slight heat in there, but complemented super well, with a nice balance. Reminds me of very good Indian food. Wow, definitely one of the more interesting beers Iíve ever had.
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snifter on tap at Luckyís. Black color. Good thin brown head. Holy cow! This is one of the most interesting beers Iíve ever sipped. Such a big curry spice flavor, sort of peppery, actually works very well. Much more curry spice flavors than stout, but some chocolate and roast malts in the finish. Very spicy flavor overall. Kind of a spicy, black peppery heat in the finish. Moderate bitter, not much sweet. Bigger body. Smooth, sort of crisp lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Good chewiness to the texture. Mostly loose lace, not much really sticks. Huge curry in the nose, so interesting and unusual, very unique. Dark chocolate and coffee comes out more as it warms up. Eventually, head fades entirely. Very glad for the chance to try this, so interesting, and pretty tasty.
BMan1113VR (7896) - 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.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ariel. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Smells like Indian food. Roasty flavor with chocolate, Indian food and a hot finish. Medium-bodied. An interesting gimmick but not pleasant and very hard to drink.