Indra Kunindra - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at 3 Wise Monks.
Got a taste of this as it sounded crazy interesting. At first, it was so strange that I was a bit apprehensive and did not think I could drink an entire pint. But once I did I found myself going back for more. Smell is dominated by curry along with hints of chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is so unique, curry again, cocoa, a mild roasted coffee and some heat that does not overwhelm in the finish. The base beer does not drink at all like a foreign stout. It is smooth and slightly malty. So well balanced in flavors. Unfortunately, the coconut and kaffir leaf are almost non-existant. Still an awesome offering by ballast point!
Serving type: on-tap
03-28-2014 17:45:40 | More by Jbats
3.49/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I bought this because of my previous experience with Ballast. Didn't read the label until I poured it and smelled the curry. Pours like a typical stout, with more of a foamy than creamy head. Leaves a cap and some lacing.
Smell is straight curry. In a good way. My first whiff reminded me of fresh pencil shavings, actually. Definitely some foreign style to this.
The flavors of the curry and earthiness of the cumin come out nicely, with some creamy coconut in the backend, but man is this spicy. I've had a few spicy beers and this one takes the cake. I much prefer my spice on the flavor profile, like what Chipotle gives you, Cayenne is just Cayenne. I'm not getting much lime.
Mouthfeel is on point for high ABV stout, but it's killed by the throat burn.
Overall a good beer, but the Stout just gets crushed by the spiciness.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 19:28:51 | More by JCarey
2.95/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 into pint drank right before best after 5/13' reviewed from memory
Looks good, like all the stout beers I've had from B.P. Good head from an aggressive poor, burnt red on the rim.
Whoo!! In my face spice and cocoanut, really fun curry and lime brings a whole exotic flavor profile. I'm really diggn this.
Damn. This is pretty nice until my throat catches fire.
Good carb. Slick and creamy. With a little too much heat, IMO.
I really enjoy all the dark offerings I've had the pleasure to enjoy from Ballast, this one not so much. I think I'm just not a spicy/hot beer fan. Atleast not yet.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 06:42:24 | More by Beermasterjarrett
Indra Kunindra from Ballast Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.