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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (1296) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerRenter76 (345) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RickTheRick (706) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (3014) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle - Lots of peppery jalapeño. Cloudy copper with a ton of floaties. It burns and is undrinkable. Why would they do this?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2015
500ml bottle - 2013 vintage - pours a nice amber color with a light tan head . Pungent pepper spice aroma , slightly fruity . Taste is sweet spicy oak and bourbon up front but the pepper spice builds .... And builds .... And builds ! Not overwhelming but not for beginners. Very good ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (707) - - MAY 13, 2015
When you eat peppers, your butt hurts. But what happens when you DRINK peppers? The bottle pours a murky burgundy color. I don’t remember the Lucky Bastard being nearly as dark as this -- color must have been drawn from the peppers or barrels. One finger of silky light tan froth sits atop the liquid. Smells like jalapeño, fresh and green. Some floral hops; a dollop of caramel. Odd mix, this blend of sugary malts and vegetal peppers. Flavor is good up front. Nice toasty oak, vanilla, caramel and toast initially. Some of that green pepper flavor shows up as well. The swallow brings the heat and more toasty oak, along with a smack of orange peel and some fresh-cut grass. Capsaicin cleans out the flavor, making pepper the only thing you’re left tasting between sips. Medium body, soft carbonation. Heat is pretty substantial, but not unendurable. This is better than reviews have led me to believe. The heat is one notch above what I’d like -- cut the number of peppers in half and it would be perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle (2013) shared by wolf. Pours a murky red color almost no head. Nose is off the charts! Tons of vanilla/bourbon and spicy peppers. Taste is not for freshman...strictly lineman... Tons of heat on this big boy. Spicy notes on the front of your palate... burning on the back of your throat. INTENSE... Sipper... Medium slightly sticky body but it is hard to focus on anything but the heat from the beer. This is a love or hate beer. I loved it, but share the heat with a friend!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle, 2013 series Batch 08 9.6% abv, bourbon barrels consumed Feb 2015. Pours mahogany with nice head, some lacing, quite hazy. Aroma is fruity, some hops, malt, some hint of peppers to come. Taste is really complex, dark fruit, bitterness, heat from the peppers. Pepper character is complex with a nice rounded but punchy profile. I happen to love the heat level in this one .. it must have been something when fresh(er). The bourbon character comes on at the end with the lingering heat. Complex and tasty.

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