wombat23 (1665) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2015 Shared 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Curry and cumin dominate the aroma, with some faint coconut notes as well. Taste: overpowering curry and cumin, some lime, a bit of coconut. Some malt is there but takes a backseat to everything else. Spicy cayenne finish that warms the tongue and throat. Interesting and unique, but for me, the flavors don’t work very well in combination with beer. darbeer75 (955) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Aroma: smells strongly of cumin and curry powder with a little maltiness underneath; cumin is delicious but not my favorite smell; Appearance: midnight black with pillowy tan head that dissipated quickly; no lacing; Taste: spice and booziness dominate to an extreme degree; burns your mouth and throat; entirely unpleasant. Palate: too distracted by the taste to notice. Overall: my first drain pour. Took a chance and regretted it. alliance100 (1159) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - pours a dark brown with ruby hue . Noticeable spice and curry aroma . Slight spice note with a lingering heat after finish . Didn't detect much lime . Interesting .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone milewide (2304) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Spices rule! Curry and cayenne stand out for me. Dark brown color. A really unique brew! IndianaRed (4941) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2015
On Tap at Bitter Creek, Boise Black with dense lasting tan head. Peppery dark roast aromas and flavors. Quite a decent sizzle on the trailer. Mild blend of roastiness and coconut. Th cayenne and cumin hit you at the end. very interesting.
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Where and how: on tap at Birch CanIHave4Beers (4208) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Aroma: strong, even bold with plenty of Indian spice, yellow curry etc.
Top: small, tanned white cap.
Base: hazy brown
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: frontal milk coconut followed by yellow curry spread on brown malt canvass. Not overly aggressive as I feared.
other notes quiet interesting.
On draught!MayumiH (1214) - - NOV 10, 2015
Pours basically black with a small but well retained head and not much lacing on the glass.
The aroma is cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, chocolate & coffee. It’s also got a bunch of other curry spice elements I can’t single out. Suffice to say it sort of smells like some sort of interesting curried mocha, neat.
The flavor is really pretty curry heavy, but it retains the nice roastiness and bitter-espresso-like flavors that make it very stout like. It’s not especially sweet for what it is, but it’s nowhere near being very dry. The beer seems to have quite a vanilla flavor going on along with cinnamon, cumin, and again the sort of load of spices that one might use in a curry, most of which I’m only vaguely familiar with (shame on my palate)
I just never expected such an oddity to come from a brewery I’ve always sort of associated with straightforward hoppy beers... guess I was in the dark, huh?
Bottle at home. Black colour with beige head. Strong espresso flavour, some Worcestershire sauce, a dash of soy sauce. Medium body. Interestingly complex. culchiem (4103) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from LRS. Brownish black with a medium head. Aroma is spice and chocolate. Taste is like an Indian meal in a glass, cumin, coconut, lime. rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove, California. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted aroma, curry, chocolate, cumin, lime juice, some pepper. Spicy curry flavor, pepper, hay, some grass, roasted, floral notes. Too many spices in here to be good.