Jamuligan (11) - Jamul, California, USA - NOV 9, 2011
This beer gets more complex with every sip. There’s a lot going on here! Smell is all at once roasty, sweet, tangy, & spicy. The taste is very unique. Curry right away, with coconut, lime, and spices. The cayenne and cumin really stick with you. It’s not unpleasant, just unusual. Served in a snifter, this beer really brings out the aroma. I can’t wait to pick up another bottle and drink it with my favorite panang curry. Really a fantastically unique experience! BHeart (72) - - JUL 22, 2012
Absolutely one of my favorite beers- huge toasted coconut aroma, smells spicy like the curry. Favor is complex, evolving, deep, through the roof intense- spicy! All the complexity of curry, coconut, spicy that moves down the throat- the warmer it gets the more it opens up. Top top notch.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle enjoy by 01/11/13, so we’ll say it’s "mature." First whiff of nose is of something I’ve never smelled in a beer, curry, clear as day, with cumin, both set nicely again clear caramel and hops! Pours deep brown-black with a noisy and quickly-dissolved light brown head, kinda ugly. Taste has more of the same, medium-strong but long-lasting heat (much less than last night’s ghost pepper beer from Twisted Pine!) with vibrant coconut, light cocoa powder, creeping and brightly fresh lime, roast malt, toast, and subtle caramel/chocolate. The coriander pops almost as much as the chili/coconut milk. Body between medium and full, not really any alcohol, limited carbonation. Wouldn’t have thought curry or cumin could have contributed pleasantly to a beer, but they’re excellent here, in good balance with the stouty and hoppy elements, and very drinkable. No use saving this for cooking, it’s a meal in itself! Incredible that they pulled this off.Stuu666 (13433) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Nose adjusted up from a 7 to a 10 because Overall doesn’t go up to 23.
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. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft at Olympic. From notes. Coffee, chocolate and curry. Spicy but a quick heat. Great with my burger.
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
I sit down for a beer and am welcomed to an Indian dinner. I love Indian food and I have to say I love drinking it too. Smells like coconut curry spice. Nice rich flavors along side the Indian spices. Alex you are th wizard of export stouts and I wish you the best at ballast point!! radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Split a 22oz bottle 3 ways. Poured a dark brown color with a medium-tan head. Aroma was Kaffir lime, coconut, curry, spices. This one was SO enjoyable I can’t freaking believe it. Aroma was like walking into a Thai restaurant and ordering the green and red curry dishes at the same time. The aroma was a wonderful, pungent one that made me really hesitant for what was coming next - could the flavor be any good?DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Well damn, the flavor wasn’t quite as good as the aroma, but it was damn close - similar notes hit my tongue, startling me - this was great.
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam. Big coconut and lime notes on the nose. The coconut and lime notes complement the malty notes on the tongue. Finishes with heat and flavor of the cayenne. The heat builds up if you drink it too quickly. It’s like an Indian restaurant in a beer. Fantastic! Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Thanks for this beer Sev! Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy tan head. Amazing laksa curry aroma with coconut, lime, ginger, nutmeg and cayenne pepper characters. Lovely balance between curry spices and chocolate malt. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Fantastic! DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a nearly black and opaque with a dark khaki head. Banana, cocoa, coconut, and some unfamiliar spice on the nose. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy, and smooth. Coconut, cardamom, ginger, and clove. My goodness, this is so magnificent and unique. I took one of these home.