TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes: at a large share, first time having this beer. Pours a dark oil like black with tan head. Notes of coconut, oyster, and curry on the nose; coconut and cumin on the palate, with some sweetness. Finishes with a little heat, weird, but not bad. nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Dark brown pour big dark tan head. Aroma of berries/lime, tumeric, black pepper, wood. Tastes woody, licorice, coconut. Flavors are a bit muted compared to the aroma. Watery palate with some sediment. Started strong, but doesn’t come through. 78samh (288) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2014
Beer tasting at Gravity. Nice aroma of curry and spice. Lots of curry flavors. Descent burn in the back of the throat from the cayenne. Great stout! Very unique. jmacraider (6) - - APR 25, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 had it on tap at Ballast Point on India St. last Saturday. A complex brew. The smell can be off putting to some, but I found it pleasant. Fresh pencil shavings. The curry is distinct, cummin present and cayenne gives a slight burn. It may not the best for the Firestone 805 crowd. But a sophisticated beer drinker can appreciate. Ballast showed creativity with the fusion, while still making a very good beer. Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Ale Alpharetta. Well if this wasn’t a different brew. First sip - eh. Second sip - well this is interesting. Third sip - wow there is some burn here. This beer showed curry in a glass. Cumin, pepper, lingering spicy, a touch sweet, malty, cocoa, curry. The spice builds and sticks right in the back of the throat . Not overwhelming, but certainly a building heat. Flavors go well together and this is a beer that cooking with would be fun.
GTAEgeek (2333) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Served in a Great Lakes Brewing goblet, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that fizzled away pretty quickly. There isn’t much lacing at all. The brew smells mostly like cumin, curry, and cayenne, along with a bit of coconut. The spices overpower pretty much everything else that’s in the aroma. The spices are strong in the flavor of this beer too, but I can also taste some lime, chocolate, and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating and smooth with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, too bad I only bought one bomber because if I had another one I’d probably drink it now! Recommended if you like spicier food/beer. $9.35 a bomber.
JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014
The nose is about as complex as they come. Smells of a stout but with the clear scent of cayenne and curry. Starts with a hint of coconut and lime before the overwhelming flavor of cayenne kicks in. It?s a bit hard to power through but as it warms up it?s a been more palatable. alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head that disappeared quickly. The aroma has big curry and cumin spices and a hint ofchocolate. The flavor has the cumin and curry from the nose with a nice peppery burn. Some roasted notes although I am not getting the coconut. Light lime citrus late. Interesting brew for sure, though I can see some people not liking this. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 17, 2014
Black with a thick tan head which quickly dissipates. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla and a bit of Indian spices. Curry is especially noticeable. Flavor is roasted malt a bit of sweet vanilla and madras curry. Curry is actually more earthy than spicy, but the cayenne kicks in at the end. Spice leaves an interesting impression, but it’s not overpowering. If you like spicy food and stouts, you’ll probably enjoy this.