Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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2.28/5 rDev -38.5%
On-tap at the brewery tasting room, served in a taster glass.
A - dark brown with a bit of foamy tan colored head. Head retention was good.
S - Smells actually quite nice, a toasty bready malt, chocolate, and some curry power. It works for the nose, not for the taste...
T - Awful. Fuck. I hate this so much. Take a normal medium body stout taste, but then add some spicyness from peppers and curry powder. It sounded good but tastes like a muddled mess and burns your tongue. The curry and pepper taste is so overpowering that it just ruins any other nice flavors that are going on in the background.
M - Mouthfeel is medium body and medium carbonation. Slightly slick, but mostly just burning and unpleasant flavor.
O - I don't like this at all. It does have some redeeming factors, but I couldn't drink 2oz of this beer.
10-01-2011 01:51:28 | More by dmsohyea
2.35/5 rDev -36.7%
Poured from a bomber into a tasting glass.
A: Clear, dark brown color with absolutely no foam head. Pale particulate matter is scattered on the surface.
S: Exotic lime is herbaceous and citrusy, while turmeric-centered curry powder plays an accessory role. Recognizable beer qualities are lacking.
T: Begins dry, with dusty untoasted garum masala and nutty coconut that persists throughout. Heat develops into the middle and grows on the palate over time.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, hot on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Although unconventional, this spiced stout is appealing--at a distance. The smell is very interesting, savory, with no indication of the messy and unbalanced flavor to come. Heat is a problem, quickly escalating to an undrinkable level. After setting this beer aside as a beverage, it was able to redeem itself in remarkable fashion as a cooking ingredient.
03-06-2013 20:42:36 | More by beagle75
2.5/5 rDev -32.6%
I fail to see the humor in this one. It looks fine, though, with the usual touch of foam on the dark brown brew poured in a Duvel glass.
The odor hits you before you get the glass to your lips. And that's the best feature of this stuff. Coconut and curry. The taste is just an intensified curry with blow torch of heat to take care of any taste buds remaining functional. The initial foam subsides quickly to an oily sheen in the glass, with zero lacing. The slight prickly carbonation on the tongue morphs into a bitter burn. On top of everything, the hoppy bitterness adds to the pain. Acidic finish.
I realize there plenty of coffee and raspberry flavored beers in the Stout categories, but why isn't this a Herbed/Spiced beer? You could only rate the spice flavors, which are totally heavy-handed, not the fleeting beeriness. From the 22 oz bottle.
11-02-2012 04:17:02 | More by mactrail
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.