Travlr (14186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle courtesy of maniac, alongside Crime provided by obguthr in an impressive display of beer tasting coordination. Aroma is eye-watering peppers. Taste is way too hot for me, and I ate kimchi in Korea.
brokensail (12002) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The beer pours an ominous murky amber color with a barely-there ring of tan foam.
S: You can smell the peppers before the glass even gets near your face. The heat is quite intense and the pepper smell is very, very green and fresh. I can’t really even smell anything else, actually.
T: It starts off hot with a lot of chile flavor. There’s a bit of chocolate and oak that come through, but before you can enjoy them, the intense heat comes back and sits on your tongue for quite some time.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is on the low end of medium. And the heat burns the back of your throat a bit.
D: This was pretty tough to drink. I would say even if you’re a big chile beer fan this would be painful.
bhensonb (11796) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours murky dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is mostly chili. Full bodied or better. Flavor: A real hot chili hit. Yeah, some dark malt too. But it’s really hot. I can see why Greg donated the chilies. More than he personally needed! And that is all she wrote. I’m not gonna get much else other than a bare hint of bourbon. Whoosh! I think I’ll survive.
Tmoney99 (11358) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured hazy orange copper color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Aroma was a heavy roasted peppers, strong dark alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Heavy complex toasted roasted peppers and dark smooth flavor and a heavy complex dark finish of long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
Lubiere (10624) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed brown ale with no head. In aroma, lots of pepper and not much else. In mouth, holy s@&t!!! Quick sweet malt followed by unforgiving hot pepper, burning the mouth and lingering for over 5 minutes. On tap at End of Everything beer fest Dec 22 2013.
Drake (9454) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
C&C 750 mL bottle shared by maniac at the WWGT2D? Charlottesville tasting, 4/5/14. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of intense hot peppers with some caramel. The taste is intense hot peppers, a bit of caramel. Thin-medium bodied, palate-destroying heat.
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2015
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Caged and corked bottle. Umm, yeah, Punishment is a good name for this. I still see bottles on shelves for close to $40 ... why! Just a burn and peppery mess.
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap at Strong Ale Fest. Pours a full haze, murky amber. Okay foam. Nose is holy Bob Saget hot sauce container. Taste is the same, downing raw habanero hot sauce bottle. Not even a spicy beer, literally hot sauce. Impossible to enjoy.
Dogbrick (8905) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 018: Tequila-aged and Let’s Agree to Ruin Our Evening with Pepper beers-tastic 01 on 11/04/2014. Murky copper color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Habanero peppers and malt in the nose. Full-bodied with a strong hot pepper character that dominates the malt and oak behind it. The finish is peppery with a lingering chili burn. I couldn’t get on board with either of these beers, as with Crime this is too over the top.
crossovert (8330) - 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.