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.
nearbeer (4391) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml. 2015 version, 9.6% abv. Pour is lightly foggy brownish-copper with a choppy, Swiss-cheese foam above. Nose is rusty caramel, earthy vegetable and peppery iron. Tastes of toffee, vanilla, mineral water and earthy spiced maize. Long finish brings the capsaicin heat which takes over after the second sip. Medium-heavy body has low-medium carbonation and leans sticky but the pepper burn more than compensates. It is what they say it is, I’ll give ’em that. But why, oh why did I buy this beer? I need to give more scholarly scrutiny to Stone beers in the future before blindly purchasing; this plus the Carrot Cake fiasco makes it two strikes in a row.
Gachupines (1144) - USA - NOV 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown witha thin lacing of tan head. Aroma is a mix of piney hops and smokey chilies. It’s a bit overwhelming. Flavor is scones chili with a bit of rich sweetness, almost like chocolate. A bit thick with resinous hops followed by heart at the end. It comes across as muddled though, and does not completely work.
drdisque (687) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a shared bomber. You can tell the base beer is OK, but the pepper is so overpowering and gross, it made me gag. This isn’t a "spicy" beer. This is a full-on capsaicin assault on your gastrointestinal system. Glad I didn’t spend any money on it.
spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Tried this , didn’t work. Batch from 8/15, couldn’t even taste the pepper. HUGE disappointment. If you want a quality pepper beer go to Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin.
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Arona is resin and pepper, taste is just all pepper and booze, just not balanced, and not smooth. I love pepper beers, but not this one
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a burnt amber brown color with a white head. Pepper, caramel, toffee, resin, hop and oak aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast, resin and lots of peppers. Full body and moderate carbonation. Very hot pepper finish. Batch 08. 2013.
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Originally sampled on 2/17/14-A beer that makes no sense in the fact that one or even 3 people can’t finish the bottle. It is very hot to the point of making it impossible to finish. In a sample pour it makes sense as the base beer is very well made and the peppers are big and powerful. For the style its a good beer but in the end its just too hot.
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Quelle bière atroce. Point final. Bon ok je vais être un peu plus exhaustif. La bière est cuivrée voire rougeâtre et est surmontée d’une mousse à priori épaisse mais qui se sauve rapidement. Ça sent le piment à plein nez lorsqu’on y plonge le pif, mais des notes boisées et vanillées sont également perceptibles (à peine). En bouche, c’est horriblement piquant. Beaucoup trop. What the fuck. Ce n’est pas du tout agréable. Y a un peu de bois et un peu d’alcool "sucré" mettons, mais fuck that, cette bière là arrache la gueule et c’est désagréable.
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml brown bottle sample at RBAG 2015. A brownish golden beer with thin white foam. Peppery, hot nose. Taste is extremely hot, nothing but peppers. Lasting and dominating heat. You can’t pick anything else out in there... a few sips of this and I was done.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by Kevin. Medium Amber orange, vegetal capsicum aroma. Sweet caramel is quickly obliterated by scathing peppery heat. So hot as to be uncomfortable. This will have its fans, by I cannot drink any more of this. Whoa