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.
radio_nowhere (1366) - 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 didnít 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 whatís 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 (2789) - 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 Iíd Greg doesnt
Koskela (496) - 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 (2556) - 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. Aromaís: caramel, vegetables. Retronasal itís 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 isnít quite so bad as Punishment, a bit less spicy, perhaps some oak, but very little to non-existent base beer character.
jandd1983 (3690) - 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 (6248) - 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.
lightbias (438) - USA - JAN 3, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, I thought Iíd give this a chance, since Iím a fan of drinking the old to make way for the new. Iím sure Iíd be out of favor with Stone about my reviews of their beer, but Iím so little, and theyíre so big, Iím pretty sure they donít care what I think. Letís see how this has held up?
- This is the first time Iíve ever needed to use a corkscrew to open a beer, and there is no reason I had to say that. When the cork popped, I felt an insane desire for tacos. Then I leaned into the open neck of the bottle and realized why. A monster of a chili pepper nose, thatís why. The aroma is only that. Nothing else. I guess Iíll move on to the pour.
- The beer is the hue of a diluted caramel soda, a vivacious tan foam seethes furiously on the surface and threatens to disappear in a matter of minutes by boiling itself alive. I tip the glass to my lips and cautiously sip. Holy chili peppers. Donít get this shit on your hands and touch your eyes, folks. Now, I like my food really spicy, and if this came with a side of guacamole and tortilla chips, Iíd be game. In my brew? Not a fan unless itís an accent to the brew itself. Instead, this kills everything about the original beer. This is going to be an easy review. Let me bring you all in for my conclusion.
This is hot. The ingredients in this should have gone into a batch of tamales, enchiladas or into a nice bowl of menudo to give it a kick. The aroma is hot, the taste is hot, (I know...it doesnít qualify), the flavor is hot, the finish is hot. Iíve got through almost two snifters to verify that Iím not judging on a sip. Itís still only vegetal hot. I think my ulcer is going to start kicking me in a little while, so Iíd better be quick and finish this up.
- Yes, this was a Crime. It was a rip off. Iíll be pouring the remainder of this down the drain and hope it doesnít ruin the balance in my septic tank. Shame on you, Stone, for charging so much for this atrocity. Shame on me for paying it.
GarrettB (1389) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
January 11th, 2014 - Stoneís Crime is a heavy price to pay to increase the number of beers Iíve had to pour down the drain by one. For all its faults, it is a pretty beer, the color of a deep, crimson shaded plum, with a good finger of saw dust colored foam. But the experience quickly goes down hill. The aroma is close to diced green chilis, with an added echo of sweetness from the bourbon barrel aging. But mostly this just tastes like abominable green salsa, with syrup mixed in for the sake of capriciousness. On the taste, itís sweet up front and sweet in the back, like two beers served in one single slurp. The front is almost a little sour and sweet, and then suddenly the peppers swoop in, kicking over tables, smashing priceless vases, and mooning the neighbors. Tons and tons of spice and pepper wreck the place, moving this beer very, very far into the undrinkable spectrum of exotic flavors.