maxwelldeux (4433) - 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 I’m not a fan of. Really interesting stout. jamestulloch (4421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Bottle at Appellation Wines tasting. Dark brown body with a faint beige head. Aroma of coriander, bay leaf, charcoal and green pepper. Flavour is very spicy - notes of lemongrass, chillies and coconut. Thin to medium body with a soft fizz. A touch too spicy for me, but it’s a really interesting beer. brnandersen (4344) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
Sample from 65 cl. bottle. Pitch black with a thin, tan head. Very spicy aroma with lots of curry, pepper, limes, vanilla and coconut. Roasted malts. Taste is sweet. Medium body, soft carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter and spicy with the entire menu from an Indian restaurant. Butter chicken and papadams, anyone? tkrjukoff (4334) - 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 MrChopin (4305) - 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.
Ron (4262) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Poured black with small off white head and good lacing. Totally smells of turmeric and Indian spice. That’s a first. Heavy spice flavor, with creamy body that works well with it. Very well thought out. One of the more unique beers I’ve had. It’s good that they are experimenting with different flavors. Good stuff . shoulderbroken (4256) - 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.
culchiem (4256) - 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. CanIHave4Beers (4241) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 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?