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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brewed with madras curry, caynne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf, Indra Kunindra is a 9% ABV stout brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Alex Tweet. It was brewed for Holiday Wine Cellar’s 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle from Holiday.pours dark and stouty with a frothy full covering of dense tan bubbles. Smells medicinal, like cough drops, then you get the curry with some seemingly capsicum tingle in the nostril, then the dry herbalness of the kaffir leaf. So, yeah, you can detect each of those in the nose...does it combine well for a beer aroma? No 100% convinced. Flavors seem to mend together more than the nose did, you can taste the cayene, the madras, and the lime leaf, especially in the finish where it seems to really take hold and linger...add to this the almost powdery cocoa flavor of the malts...what you get, is...well, interesting I guess...but beers with a shit ton of spices always have a weird medicinal character to them and this beer is no different, at least at first..except I think I’m really digging the cayenne influence...and as a indian food cooker, its interesting to see these ingrediants coming together in a beer...and it could even pair well with similar food, but its still a bit medicinal, but this has already started to subside through the first pour. It is spicy too..not only with the indian spices, but the chile does give it a nice solid heat. We’ll have to see how I feel after the whole bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bomber. Poured deep brown with a couple fingers worth of beige head. The aroma picked up lime, coconut, and cumin upfront, with sweet, roasty chocolates, vanilla, and even more coconut beneath.. sweet overall.. very interesting stuff. The flavor found sweet chocolates, coconut, and other nutty notes throughout, with toasted coconut around the edges.. just a hit of fresh-squeezed lime around there too.. warm finish with burnt, yet sweet malts and a bunch more coconut.. curry powder and cayenne provided a slow, building burn through the long finish.. for the most part well-balanced, but a touch too coconut forward for my liking. Medium-bodied and increasingly spicy on the palate as it warmed up.. the sweet malts actually balanced well against the building heat.. I’d definitely drink this again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Poured up on tap at the Carlsbad Pizza Port with mahogany body with tan head. The aroma offers up oreo cookie, Dr. Pepper, vanilla and then some spicy oak. Wow, this comes across sweet and cola soda and cookie like. Hmm. The taste is similar to the nose with a good load of the each of the following: spicy oak, oreo cookie crackers, Dr. Pepper like soda and vanilla. All these notes have trouble working together and form a sort of winter fruity cake and spicy oak sensation along with a touch of boozy heat into the finish. This is different but somewhat at odds with itself.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2012
I just walked into a Thai Food restaurant. Unmistakable curry aroma. The flavor is surprising and I was happy to find it was a nicely balanced beer. Fun to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2012
big roasted coffee flavor and a hot peppery finish that follows you right to your stomach. bit of funkiness and bitterness mixed in. Wow this is different. oh yeah there is some nice dark chocolate mixed in there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (913) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours dark with a light full head. You definitely get the curry and cumin in the aroma. Not an aroma you would expect from you beer, very unique. You get the cumin taste upfront but the pepper does hit you in the tailend and lasts in the aftertaste. Interesting beer for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1377) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
The aroma is like an over-peppered can of V-8 juice! Peppers, spice and vegetables. Pours a solid dark dirt-brown with a tan ring and minimal lacing. The taste is multilayered and complex, but overall very peppery. Cayenne pepper dominates the flavor, but there is also a hint of sweetness provided by the coconut. A lasting "warm" aftertaste keeps the taste sensation going long after the swallow. Medium body and moderate carbonatin. Overall, who needs a spicy Bloody Mary when you’ve got this brew! Take care - little goes a long way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
What a trip of a beer. Pours an dark brown color with a large light brown head. Notes of curry, meat, smoke, chocolate, cumin, and vanilla. Hints of lime citrus on the back end. Warming spices on the finish. Not something to drink every day but definitely an interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (1164) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
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 didn’t completely ruin my palate. Heavy body, a little oily, with a clean finish. Overall, this is a wonderfully complex, spicy, and flavorful beer. I’ve had my fair share of spicy stouts, but this one stands out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Dark brown, red edges, tan cover. Lots and lots of coconut, potpourri aroma. Taste is lightly spicy, coconut, some light leaf. Interesting.


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