I picked this brew up a few weeks ago at Max’s in Freehold. I don’t know exactly why I bought it, saying I’m really not a curry fan, but I was intrigued by all of the other ingredients. Let’s see how it goes…
Style: Foreign/Export Stout
Trivia: According to holidaywinecellar.com, “To honor our brewing community and Holiday Wine Cellar’s 46th anniversary. Ballast Point and Holiday Wine Cellar are proud to offer a unique collaboration between homebrewer and craft brewery. The result of our commemorative endeavor? An India-style Export Stout brewed with Madras Curry and lime leaf. Definitely not the same old-same old. Award-winning homebrewer, Alex Tweet really pushed the limits on this one – so enjoy it, and thanks for celebrating with us. Also made with coconut, Cayenne, and Cumin.”
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This poured with a three finger tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown, almost black and I couldn’t see any carbonation through it. The nose was Kaffir limes and coconut. Really inviting. The taste was literally liquid Thai food. I got coconut, lime and then a bit of heat on the end, from what I’m assuming is the cayenne. There was a touch of curry and cumin as well. Despite this being a stout, there was no roasted malts or coffee. The heat lasted forever, which I really liked. The body was medium with medium to high carbonation. The finish lasted forever with heat. Booze was really well hidden. I thought I was going to hate this beer, but this one is spot on. I loved the complexity and all of the flavors which were well-integrated. I absolutely loved this beer. It was complex and flavorful. Get this one immediately.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0