RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 Cellars 46th Anniversary Homebrewers Competition. First batch at 9%, others at 7%.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown and thick with very little head. Nose has a lot of roasted flavors with some of the spices coming through. The coconut really comes through in the taste, which is a flavor Im not a fan of. Really interesting stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4340) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: curry, some coconut. Appearance: dark, hazy brown, small, beige, frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: intense spices curry dominating, peppery notes. Overall: very interesting spiced Stout. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Pours black with a creamy brown lacing head. Lots of coconuts ashy sweet spicy. Flavor similar, good spicy hot bite. Nice as a taster but would prbably not want to down a whole pint of this

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (4311) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
dark red brown, thick creamy beige head that drops. Nose is pencil shavings, leafy and dry with light pepper, some coconut. Huge coconut flavor across mid, light chocolate sweetness and dry heat in finish, thin and salty with low carb. Dry spice and roast combine, work on each other.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle... Poured dark, near black with a light brown head. Aroma was like window cleaner or disinfectant. Taste wise the spices seemed to work better with heavy coconut tones, roasted malt, black pepper spice, and hints of yellow curry. Im not a huge fan of curry but this worked in the flavor profile.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2015
On draught!
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. Its also got a bunch of other curry spice elements I cant 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. Its not especially sweet for what it is, but its 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 Im only vaguely familiar with (shame on my palate)

I just never expected such an oddity to come from a brewery Ive always sort of associated with straightforward hoppy beers... guess I was in the dark, huh?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Sampled July 2015
A steady pour into my glass produces a fat, two-finger thick, lightly brown stained, dark tan colored head. The beer is a solid black color that shows a mostly opaque, brown tinged version of the same when held up to the light. The aroma is a riotous blend of spices backed by a roasted, toasted Stout character; lots of lime, earthy cumin and tumeric, aromatic curry notes that lean towards musky / woody / floral / aromatic / toasted spices, as well as some sweet accentuating notes that remind me a bit of coconut, this is backed by soft, subtle (though this is because the spice character is so pronounced), roasted grain notes.

Lightly sweet up front through to the middle, for my first sip the spices become noticeable in the finish where the flavor really opens up and blooms with all sorts of spice notes; in the long finish there is even a spicy, hot character that might be from chiles. Dark cocoa, smooth hints of mocha coffee, bitter / slightly-acidic burnt notes, bitter blackened malt, and a smooth, dark grain suggestion of sweetness all try to tame the spice character. The body is a touch on the light side for a big stout, but manages to work well with the spices, and would likely make it more amenable to being paired with food. Flavors of lime, lots of earthy / bark-like cumin, cedar like notes, floral coriander, earthy tumeric & curry notes.

Despite being dominated by the spice character, this beer doesnt end up being too much for me; now I did have this following a meal of Indian food, so that might have tempered my palate some. When I went and grabbed this I was expecting a over-hopped stout; what else would a self styled "India-Style Export Stout" be in the IPA crazed world, right? Despite this massive deviation from expectations, I am quite enjoying this beer. The aroma on this is just incredibly vibrant, and while spice dominated, it is well balanced in its complex spice character that it brings to play. Having said all that, if curry is not something you enjoy, then this is likely a beer you will not like.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4162) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2016
Tap at Thrash Zone. Spicy, curry powder, thats about it. Seems wrong but I quite like it. Little burn at the end. Some sweet roastiness, bit of milky caramel. Definitely interesting but might struggle with a pint.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (4160) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Sampled at the SCCCT event at Friendship Brewery. It poured a dark brown/black color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet malts, cocoa, coconut, spices and vanilla. The taste was similar to the aroma with more roasted malts, peppers, curry, chocolate, citrus and some coconut with a touch of heat in the finish. Very interesting.


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