Indra Kunindra - Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
3.8/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served on-draught into a 4.5oz taster glass at 38 Degrees in Alhambra last weekend. Cost was $4.5 USD ($1/oz). Reviewed from notes. Expectations were fairly high; I wasn't huge on the base beer but I like Ballast Point. The bar was crowded and busy and I wasn't able to go into as much depth during my review as I would have liked.
A: Pours a one finger head of beige colour. Lovely creamy. Luscious. Lush. Inviting. Great thickness. Soft complexion. Great retention (~4-5+ minutes). Body colour is a silky dark black. Quite appealing.
Sm: Subtle distinct curry powder. Dark malts. Chocolate malt. Cream. Chocolate. I like the curry powder in particular; it sets this beer apart. Some unrefined sugars as well. Balanced and inviting. Surprisingly moderate in strength. No yeast or alcohol comes through. I'm not getting much from the bourbon barrel, though.
T: Amazingly well incorporated curry powder. Very well balanced and built. Lovely cream. Chocolate. Chocolate malt. Dark malts. Lovely rounded flavour profile. Spice never overwhelms the dark undertones. No real hop presence. No yeast or alcohol comes through. Again, the bourbon barrel notes aren't coming through a great deal. Maybe they're just subtle; I do like this better than the base beer.
Mf: Creamy, full-bodied. Dusty. Perfect thickness. A bit scratchy. Slight overcarbonation. Good presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile well.
Dr: Very drinkable, but I'd have to say the barrel notes are quite restrained. They could be just very subtle; this is a definite improvement on the base Indra Kunindra. Hides its ABV well. I'd get it again. Another good brew from Ballast Point. I'd like to revisit this in order to go into more depth.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2013 20:38:20 | More by kojevergas
4.19/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, Indian and Thai spices like curry powder, and slight bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, curry, and other spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.
Serving type: on-tap
06-03-2013 01:53:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
Indra Kunindra - Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrel Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.