Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, thanks to Leighton.
Light black with a thin tan head.
Nose is dark malt, mint, corriander, spice, lime, coconut, chocolate, Thai green curry.
Taste follows pretty much. Add some chocolate notes, a light chilli kick and lemongrass.
Full end of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
This could have been a car crash but turned out Ok - interesting stuff ! mcberko (19807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out lots of cumin and curry upfront in full force -- not getting anything else. Flavour is along the same lines, with tons of coconut, curry and cumin dominating. Truly bizarre. For something this strange, it works rather well. Cool experiment. harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at New Bruces 30th Day. black beer lasting tan head. Its limey choc and spicy finish. Ok Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
Medium brown and hazy. Not much head. Well, getting the curry powder and cumin, assertively, on the nose. On the palate, that’s intense, but the coconut takes centre stage. The cayenne pepper gets to the back of the tongue, the lime leaf has a cameo and there’s still an underpinning of cumin, and turmeric. I honestly cannot believe how balanced those spices are. And there’s a nice cocoa malt character and just the right amount of bitterness, too. I have no idea how they got this so well-balanced. rlgk (18843) - 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.
jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle with many thanks to Peter! Pours black with light brown head. Nose/taste is absolutely phenomenal - if you like Indian spices. Lots of cayenne, curry, coconut, lime and cumin. Tons of heat on the palate intermixed with roasted chocolate and vanilla notes. Medium body. Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft - Curry powder and cinnamon with the slightest touch of chocolate. Jet black with a thin brown head. Curry, coconut, dark roast and some chilli spice. If you think chicken wing flavoured chips are cool, you will like this. I don’t see the point. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
A: The beer pours almost black in color with a dense tan head.
S: Smells like perfume and curry. Lots of cumin with a bit of smoke. A very light fruitiness from the lime, which is sort of weird. Almost chalky.
T: A very slight coconut sweetness up front followed by the lime leaves. There is a definite curry flavor and a strong flavor of cumin. Quite a bit of roast, a little bit of dark chocolate, too.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Kind of a funky beer/idea. Decent execution of it. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, coconut, curry. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, nice heat in the finish, good. Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle at Musa, Aberdeen. It pours opaque black, with a thin bubbly tan head. The nose is fresh coconut, chilli pepper, lots of spice (especially cumin), permanent marker pen and roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, tar, chilli pepper, coconut, bitter chocolate, cumin, tar, lots of spice, citrus pith and caramel, with a big bitter finish and lingering chilli pepper warmth. Full body, moderate carbonation and surprisingly well balanced. Interesting stuff, but I couldn’t drink a lot of it.