Peacehammer (617) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Stone World Bistro & Gardens. Dark copper, aroma of pepper heat. Mouthfeel consistent with double bastard, but the peppers make themselves known immediately, from start to finish. Also a strong chili like heat aftertaste. An intriguing beer, not one I’d drink again.
JK (4376) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Even for a beer with pepper this is intense. flavor of habanero and green pepper. Very hot, and I can’t imagine drinking a full bottle of this.
SPDickerman (917) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark murky brown with a small light tan. Smells spicy with undertones of vanilla and roast. Taste is killer spicy with hints of bitterness and vanilla sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Stone Punishment finishes with a lingering extreme spiciness.
brenn79 (1487) - Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a small light tan head. Aroma is strong in peppers, jalapenos and other peppers i’m sure, malt. The taste is strong pepper taste, intense heat burn, toasted coconut, wood. Body is full and carbonation is medium. Great, not for the weak! This is better than Crime, they are similar, but this seems to be more well rounded, behind all that heat which I love you can really taste a fine quality barrel aged beer, crazy experiment that only the outlaws of the craft beer movement would attempt, you’re the best Stone!
Daniel719 (122) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
So bad. That’s all I need to say. Smell of awfulness. Taste is even worse.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
beechner224 (625) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Pours murky garbage. Aroma is hot, how does that happen? I’m afraid... Taste is hot, hot, hot. Why? I don’t get it. I want my money back.
jbruner (2161) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy copper from the bottle with minimal head or lacing. Aroma is pepper on pepper on a hint of wood. Taste is just heat, no way around it, burns your mouth, burns your throat, burns your esophagus, burns your gut. Why.
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: (possibly made from surplus Space Shuttle tile)
Cloudy amber with a short,off-white head.
Aroma is strong pepper juice/extract.
Taste is...well....I’m not sure taste is an actual consideration in this situation.
Are pain and discomfort acceptable descriptors of flavour?
This is simply brutal...searing, ascending, biting hot.
Far more intense than it’s wussy cousin Crime.
Once again, I have to give a Stone creation a few higher points just for the sheer madness of it all.
FUN FACT: Interestingly, 12 ounces of Keystone Light taken internally via shotgun delivery at just above freezing temperature is an effective nullifying agent. Administering plain water is most definitely contra-indicated.
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pepper and bready caramel malt aroma - peppers dominate but malt comes out more as it warms. Cloudy amber with small head. Light toffee malt flavor initially but this is quickly overwhelmed by the pepper burn. First sip set the back of my throat on fire and the burn didn’t fade. Second sip lit up my tongue and took a couple more sips to get to the lips. Each subsequent sip was like a mini-flame thrower in the tongue and throat. Didn’t think they could beat Crime but they did. However, can’t tell if there was much more than the peppers though - only a masochist could handle much more than a few ounces.
Cory (295) - , California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Bottle. I am all for experimentation in the brewing process but the bottle we had was bad. Myself and the other 6 people i tried this with just dumped out our glasses. I?m not really sure why they would bottle this and charge people $20 a bottle. I am glad I was not the one who bought it.
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Hot sauce beer is what this is, very peppery and fruity flavor up form, medium to high burn in the backend. Finally beer with actual heat.