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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Q: “What do you call it when Greg takes his entire harvest bounty of chili pepper varieties from his own personal garden, take half of them and add to…and thus ruin…an otherwise beautiful oak barrel of Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale?” A: “A Crime!”


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Pours hazy red/brown with with a small offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells mellow sweet malty with lots and lots of earthy type peppers. Tastes of earth and peppers only a hint of sweetness. Lingering peppers and a bit of heat. Medium body, good carbonation.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevinator (721) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
This beer is a ball-buster. Just like Punishment with a little less heat, and I mean just a little. The aroma was the best thing with a mix of pepper spice and bourbon. The color was a fine amber with nothing unique about it. The palate was carbonated and hot. It lingered in the mouth and gut and this may have been a pleasant beer if not for this characteristic. The same can be said for the flavors. The chiles and peppers are full of flavor but need to be ratcheted back a lot. Without the bourbon I don’t think I would have detected anything else. It’s fun to try these bit worth only a one-time visit.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1327) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
Vegetable nose. Peppers, the seeds and ribs, dominate. The first taste is peppers followed by fire. Everyone hates this; it’s OK , I understand. But as the palate gets accustomed to the heat, and the peppers take over the tongue, the sweetness of bourbon barrels starts to come out: vanilla, caramel, spirits. The burn of smoky chiles is still there, but the bite is worth enduring for the savory contents of a truly unique, unusual and worthwhile beer. However, too expensive.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (930) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, pours couldy red brown, small head and no lacing for me. Nose is pepercorn, green grass, malt, hints of other spice. Taste is pepers, fire, spice against a malt background. Hard to drink a whole bomber alone but still really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3454) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Vicious pepper nose, guajillo? Cloudy rust, thin head. Flavor is dominated by smoked chilis. Mouthfeel is hot for obvious reasons, and rather unpleasant. Good flavor, but it shouldn’t hurt when I drink a beer, or visit the crapper the next day.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle @ The WWGT2D? Tasting. The pour’s deep soupy brown with hardly any head. The nose is a straight pepper bomb. Little else is discernible over the peppers. The taste is similar. An assault of pepper that’s reminiscent of cave creek chili beer. Thanks a lot Obama.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
C&C 750 mL bottle shared by ogbuthr at the WWGT2D? Charlottesville tasting, 4/5/14. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of strong peppers, caramel, bourbon, whiskey. The taste is strong, hot peppers, Not much else. A hint of bourbon and caramel. Medium bodied, STRONG HEAT!!!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3437) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2014
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy, deep amber with a beige head and some chunks of stuff in the beer. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, bourbon and vanilla and oak, and light pepper. Flavor the same with a nice, HOT peppery finish. Average texture. Cool, but wouldn’t drink more than half a glass.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arnold931 (199) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. This beer was too hot to drink more that 3-4 ounces. And I like hot. I can’t believe I traded a KBS for this!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draught at EBF, 3/22/14
Hmmm, how to rate this one. As someone who rants and rants about balance, being very outspoken against over-the-top beers, I’m quite torn. You see, on one hand, this stuff is about as balanced as putting a pound of hops in a blender and drinking the resulting liquid. On the other, I ABSOLUTELY F**KING LOVE IT! Wow. Incredibly spicy, tremendously flavorful chilis are actually supported by the texture and strong, but engaging carbonation. Certainly enough malt sweetness to attempt to balance it. I mean, it’s not too sweet or too dry, I didnt find a ton of alcohol heat and while I’ve never been any particular fan of Lucky Bastard, I just cant’ deny being absolutely in love with the massively firey heat. As a chili beer, this stuff is an easy 4.5+, as an actual beer to drink, I guess its probably closer to a 2.5. Guess I’ll split the difference.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12777) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Clear amber - offwhite head. Sharp peppery. Black pepper. Bourbon background. Sweet bourbon. Hot hot chili pepper. Sweet malty notes. Some hops.... The pepper kills almost all other taste. It warms more than a cask strength bourbon...


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