drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WOW, brutal but great. I admire the creativity and the amazing aroma. Stone always on the extreme.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a resilient, beige-yellow head. Aroma is caramel, wood, spice and vanilla. Flavor is wood, caramel, vanilla, roast, toast, brown sugar. Finish is spicy, pepper, hot. Lingering throat burn. Medium body, weak to average carbonation. Great spiced beer.
bubbleflubber (2154) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber into the glass, with a huge 5-finger stiff eggshell head that lasts forever, finally reducing to a thick cap that leaves huge amounts of pocked lacing. The nose is of malt, caramel, vanilla and pepper skins. Copious amounts of hot chili peppers (i.e. capsaicin) hit the tongue, alongside caramel, bourbon, woody notes, pale malt and bittering hops. The finish is a long, lingering hot peppery bourbon spice that is not for the "weak at heart" of pepper brews. One of (but not the hottest I’ve had) in quite some time. I’m a huge fan of pepper brews, and this does not disappoint. The mouthfeel is very prickly from the capsaicin heat, with a medium body and a very nice bourbon oak palate. The peppers shine forth prominently, as they should, but do not completely dominate the other complexities at work. In my humble opinion, this is one of the best hot pepper brews I’ve had. Super kudos to Stone for this offering!
radio_nowhere (1377) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml corked/caged bomber into snifter glass, cloudy golden-hued rusty amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel, green chillis, white pepper, grass, wood char and light bourbon. Taste adds sour fruity hops (pineapple, some mango), bell peppers, toffee, vanilla, tad cocoa with pepper heat coming out strong towards the end. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, tad rich with a candy caramel, peppery/pine finish. Very interesting, flavors come at you in waves for a fun ride.
Jcro32 (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Maybe I got a mild bottle, maybe sipping over the course of an hour helps tame the heat, or maybe I have a higher heat tolerance (doubtful) but I didn’t find it overbearing at all. The barrel was rather apparent in the nose with hops and peppers hiding behind boozy vanilla and bready sweet malt. Beautiful dark red with a sticky light tan head that dissipated quickly. Taste was big. Similar to bba arrogant bastard but less sweet. By the time you figure out what’s going on in the base the peppers kick in and build as you continue drinking. It had a clean mouth feel until the bottom of the bottle where an oily even hotter glass was had.
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with beige head. Some citrus, caramel, dark fruit, and spices. Flavor is all over the place mostly Arrogant Bastard mixed with some oak and peppers which was not hot. I expected heat. Aftertaste has some pepper spice. Overall I like even I’d Greg doesnt
Koskela (500) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt sweetness vanilla and oak with a slight underlying spicy fills my nose from this full bodied pour of a brownish super cloudy brew with a small off white head. The taste is full bodied and sweet with a good amount of bitterness and oak with a slight touch of vanilla all up front. As you swallow and the aftertaste comes in you get the burn of the peppers in your throat. Not overpowering by any means but leaves your mouth a bit warm.
PotjeBier (2622) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared at a beer tasting @ Beer Temple - thanks Peter for providing these beers. Amber/red color, hazy. Not much head. Aroma’s: caramel, vegetables. Retronasal it’s caramel, Maggi, pepper. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, weird.Strong alcohol feel. Pepper heat kicks in quite quickly. Medium to full bodied. Finish is hot, moderate bitter.
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This made Dan cry :-). Spicy, chile, green, raw green, spicy, hot, maybe even awful, approaching an onion, character, and a bit of chile sweetness as well, smells like dried habaneros.
Spicy, hot, green chile, a lingering heat that gets hot, with very little base beer, perhaps some barrel heat / spiciness that serves to accentuate the chile character with spice and hot alcohol.
Another dud, that isn’t quite so bad as Punishment, a bit less spicy, perhaps some oak, but very little to non-existent base beer character.
jandd1983 (3737) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. It poured a cloudy brown color with a white head. The aroma was of peppercorn, grass, malts and a hint of spice. The taste was of peppers, heat, spice with a malty background. Not sure what to think. Hmmm.
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2016
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle, looks like a mistake. Brown pour with tan head. Dark malts, boozy aromas, light spice and pepper tones. Flavor is super hot, peppers, spice, boozy and malty tones.