cheap (5913) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Had this at the 2011 Pittsburgh Ratebeer Christmas Eve Eve Tasting. Big thanks to mtoast for a chance to taste this brew. First pop reveals an aroma of earthworms after a spring rain mixed with stout. First taste has no co2. Taste is so very unique. Not really as hot as I was expecting like the ingredients would infer. I do catch a little cocnut in there. Except for that, I really cannot pick out any particular flavors. Interesting and intense experience overall. One of a kind fer sure. Weird overall spicy beer tasting thing. I found this better than most imp stouts and IPA. Cybercat (5894) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a rich, warm sable with a rather thick and somewhat persistent light tan head. Aroma has a roast malt core that supports coconut, curry, and a hint of coffee. Flavor has typical roast malt of a stout, with a strong coconut note and a firm pepper bite that is a bit much for a beer but not unbearable - at least they didn’t pepper it to death. Still, this is a beer to be sipped slowly, preferably with a meal. Texture is firm but not too fizzy, and pepper is a mite strong in the finish. I like curry, but on my plate rather than in my beer; nevertheless, this is a worthwhile effort. Marheb (5816) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
La noix de coco, le cumin et le cayenne s’unissent au chocolat pour me gifler de saveurs!! Plus elle se réchauffe, plus le curry et le cumin performent. Ça fonctionne. snoworsummer (5746) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Draft at the Old Grove Brewery. Pours almost clear copper with a fizzy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry pine, booze, caramel, and spicy hops. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, caramel, and nutty pine hops. superspak (5688) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 4/21/2014. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, toast, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut, cumin, cinnamon, clove, peppercorn, cardamom, cayenne, lime, herbal, and toast/herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and the wide variety of spices; with good strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, toast, roasted malt, vanilla, coconut, cumin, cinnamon, clove, peppercorn, cardamom, cayenne, lime, herbal, and toast/herbal earthiness. Moderate earthy spices and heat on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, toast, vanilla, coconut, cumin, cinnamon, clove, peppercorn, cardamom, cayenne, lime, herbal, and toast/herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and big spice flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance with no cloying flavors after the finish and a moderate amount of lingering heat. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol was well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish other than the heat from the spices. Overall this was a very nice spiced stout. All around good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and spice flavors; and quite smooth to sip on despite the moderate heat. A very enjoyable offering.
JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Deep dark brown pour, thin tan head. Wow this beer is interesting, and the flavors actually come together rather well. Curry, lime, coconut, sweet chocolate, cumin, and a small amount of the dark malts noticeable. Very spicy, but like an Indian meal in the glass. Each flavor is distinct. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Black with a creamy light brown head. Coconut, chocolate, lime, and light vanilla aroma. Nice creamy palate. Tastes of coconut and lime, chocolate and vanilla, and finishing with mild curry flavors and pepper warmth. nearbeer (5462) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2014
650 ml. Pours chocolate with a head that mostly sizzles away. Nose is chocolate, cumin, espresso, pepper, coconut and cinnamon. Taste is vanilla, chocolate toffee, some coconut, and lots of cumin and pepper. Maybe some other spices that get mostly lost in the cumin and pepper. Medium body is too fizzy, but has a nice balance of the malty sweetness, roast and spices. jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2013
22oz bottle in a tumbler. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma of a curry dish with the lime leaves, cayenne, and coconut standing out over the roasted malts and floral hops. The flavor of this beer is crazy. Average texture. A very interesting beer, but not for me. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle courtesy of dcshiller. Cheers, Dave! Pours a stout brown with a tan-ish head. Nose is some light chocolate, light roast, and some coconut followed by some beautiful spice- curry? Flavor has a wonderful blend of curry, chocolate, coconut, spice, and roasted malts with light cocoa. Light to medium in body for the style and really nice overall.