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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Q: ďWhat do you call it when you take a sip of oak barrel aged Double Bastard Ale thatís had the other half of the bounty of chili peppers from Gregís home garden ceremoniously added in, resulting in a punishingly intense level of hot pepper heat to an already overly intense beer whose elevated alcohol level caused a significant transference of pain-inducing capsicum?Ē A: ďPunishment.Ē
Punishment is 2013 Double Bastard Ale brewed with freshly harvested peppers and aged in bourbon barrels. Brutally hot and unyielding in its imposition, this intensely hellish spawn of Caribbean red hots, fatalis and Moruga scorpion peppers is a just dessert for any spice-taunting masochist who dares to engage it.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
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 Iíd drink again.


0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
No way. This was disgusting. Massive heat dominating everything. Canít drink more than an ounce. Taste massive off charts spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2241) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with a huge amount toasted habanero pappers. Head is small, frothy, off-white with no lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is hazy medium red brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, slick with a lively carbonation and a super spicy hot finish. The Habenero blast in this American Strong Ale is awesome.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Even for a beer with pepper this is intense. flavor of habanero and green pepper. Very hot, and I canít imagine drinking a full bottle of this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (941) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1506) - Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2014
500 ml bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a small light tan head. Aroma is strong in peppers, jalapenos and other peppers iím 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, youíre the best Stone!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Daniel719 (133) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
So bad. Thatís all I need to say. Smell of awfulness. Taste is even worse.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beechner224 (663) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky garbage. Aroma is hot, how does that happen? Iím afraid... Taste is hot, hot, hot. Why? I donít get it. I want my money back.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jbruner (2297) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
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....Iím 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 itís 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
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 didnít 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. Didnít think they could beat Crime but they did. However, canít tell if there was much more than the peppers though - only a masochist could handle much more than a few ounces.


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