Scopey (15290) - 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. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite head. High malty, bitter malty, high spicy, coconut, toasted coconut, earthy, cumin, kaffir lime, herbal, spicy bitterness, lots of coconut, perfumed curry, dusty....a bit too much spice. Ratman197 (15117) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of cocoa, coconut, curry spices, cumin, cayenne and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of cocoa, coconut, curry, lime, cayenne and roastiness with a smooth lingering spiced finish. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ariel. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Smells like Indian food. Roasty flavor with chocolate, Indian food and a hot finish. Medium-bodied. An interesting gimmick but not pleasant and very hard to drink. Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Tap. Poured clear black color with an average frothy tan head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, hot spice and herb aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth dry texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a complex dark beer.
Stuu666 (14250) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Bottle at Craig’s, Eyes watering slightly from the smell. Creamy, coconut, lots of spice. Blends perfectly into Thai green curry in a bottle.
Bottle at Appellation, something like the 5th time trying it now. Huge cumin, curry and kaffir nose, taste is similar, some of the coconut coming through. Quite a lingering burn. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Tan head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coconut, some lime, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, cayenne, lime, some coconut. Medium body, low carbonation. Lubiere (14124) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, loads of curry powder, fresh cilantro, curcuma, very Indian. In mouth, an intense mix of coconut cream and Indian spices, cilantro, coconut posted , lemongrass, light chocolate, interesting. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013. Drake (14045) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bomber shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of heavy spice, lemongrass, vanilla, roasted malts. The taste is spice, peppers, lime, roasted malt, coconut. Medium bodied, lingering spice. BeerandBlues2 (13669) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a medium-small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is coconut, cumin, cayenne, lime, coriander, roast and dark chocolate malt, cinnamon, and dates. Flavor is malt and spice balanced with light tropical fermentation fruity esters (pineapple), no hops or bitterness, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. Wow, there is a lot going on in this beer.