rumproasts (2011) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tap at brewpub 28-oct-2011. Amber with small head. Ridiculous warmth/burn with every sip. More than I could take -- I couldn’t make it through this one.
Jow (1812) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
So i like spicy food and hot peppers and typically enjoy chili beers however this was just too far. Pours kinda dull light brownish orange. Nose of habanero that will clear your sinuses no issue. The taste you get a couple subtly flavors of hops, and vanilla but the pepper is so overpowering that you lose everything. My eyes were watering and nose running. forced down half a glass before giving up on this palate destroying monster.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
was on tap for the harvest fest in 2011. golden amber with small head. aroma of scorching pepper and a touch of hops. flavor is the same, pure burning and some faint vanilla..massive barrel somehow comes through as well. freaking intense