Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a frothy off white head. A weird herbal spicey funk......
ROBC3366 (205) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish color with some head. Smells of peppers and tastes very spicy , hottest beer ive tried.
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HonkeyBra (2858) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 500ml bottle. Pours a ruddy dark red with a tan head. Aroma of hot sauce, strong peppers, mild caramel malts, lots of pepper notes. Flavor is just extreme pepper heat. Easily the hottest beer I’ve ever had. The heat is so intense that it lingers long after the glass is put down. So hot. Slick bodied, finishes extreme long and hot. Wow. An interesting study in pepper beers.
Edit: the more I think about this the more Stone this beer is to me. It’s certainly not something anyone would drink for pleasure. And, I’ll certainly never buy this again.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Location/Date:Bottle shared with Dave on December 6th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark red maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of habenero peppers.
Taste: Over the top spicyness. Gets in your mouth, your throat. Can’t really even taste the base beer.
Palate:Medium body, long lingering spice.
Summary: I love spicy food. But I don’t get this beer. I could only drink a few sips, thought if I drank an entire glass I’d be sick somehow. Always willing to try new beers, wish I had more people to try this with as even the small bottle kind of went to waste.
Beerathon (792) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is a novelty beer. I can’t understand how anybody truly "enjoys" this. It’s too damn too. Sure there are some characteristics of a good base beer, but the peppers are just too much from nose, to taste, to afterburn.
Ed5388 (1238) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle shared by Scott! Thanks bro! Pours a clear dark amber color with a small fast dissipating foamy off white head. Aroma of fresh cut jalapeño peppers! That's all I smell, besides dmac's dogs farts! Holy shit Dante we need to find you doggy gas-ex!! Taste of roasted jalapeño peppers, toasted malts, black pepper, and a spicy spicy after burn!!
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Heavy roasted hot peppers aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Heavy complex toasted roasted hot peppers flavor and a heavy complex hot finish of long duration. This is a complex hot solid beer.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a hazy red with a small head.
The aroma is a whole bunch of peppers, it smells genuinely very nice.
The flavor offers some sweet malt up front then a horrible hot, unbalanced, unfinnessed mess of pepper garbage. It tastes like they took a whole bunch of hot peppers and carelessly just dumped them in.
Drink it if you dare machismo garbage, the hell is the point?
DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 500ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Mostly hazy amber color. Minimal off-white head. Oh man.. Just the smell of this is very intensely peppery. Tons of (complex) hot pepper heat. Smell makes my mouth water and makes me nervous to take my first sip. First sip is a huge biting pepper spice flavor. Big up front, and big in the finish, but not intolerable - doesn’t quite rape the palate like Elevator’s Ghost Scorpion, which is a good thing. This has more of a body, better malt presence that seems to host the super-hot peppers much better than Elevator’s pepper lager. Some caramel malt, and maybe a hint of bourbony vanilla flavor beneath all that intense pepper... Make no mistake, the flavor profile here is 97% hot pepper heat, but there is some more complexity to it here. Be sure to pour yourself 100ml or less and take very small sips, any more will be far too punishing. No hop character discernible behind the big peppers. Bigger body, lightly slick (maybe that’s just me salivating though) and I guess lighter carbonation, hard to tell with smaller sips. Super long pepper aftertaste. Maybe the max amount possible before making me uncomfortable, really pushes my limits but not quite running for the bread and milk yet, pushing through with this. Overall, an interesting, intensely spicy pepper beer that is good to share with at least 5 people that may have the ability and stamina to appreciate this kind of thing. This one differentiates itself by having a more interesting, varied pepper profile and a better malt flavor profile, as well as an appropriate amount of body to carry it all.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml c&c bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have big roasted peppers, carrying some heat, the hints of caramel, fruity pepper and anything else get covered up with a solid burn. If this was in a Bourbon barrel I really can’t tell. It didn’t really take the edge off and smooth it out.
Fritz123 (564) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. 750ml. Brought to bottle share. The aroma is powerful peppers like mom’s chile con queso dip. I couldn’t really pick up on anything else. The taste was awful. Just hot pepper sauce with some hops. Blah.