Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Stone.....Um, yea. Spicey herbal and boozy......please leave spicey beers to Ballast Point.
rondphoto (2024) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2014
1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber, light tan head, no lace. Taste is somewhat sweet malt followed immediately (I mean Right Now!) by power chili. Burn is on the roof of the mouth, the soft palate, the throat, and it can be felt sliding into the stomach. This isn’t punishment - this is the beer to use for playing tricks on friends. Surely Stone isn’t serious. Undrinkable (and $18.00 for the bomber). I guess the trick was on me.
phaleslu (6517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle via local trade. 2013 vintage. Pours a semi-clear amber with an off-white head. This one is like Crime, but amped up - more spice, more peppers, bigger body, more alcohol, more balancing malty and fruity sweetness. Burns my lips. Medium-full bodied, with a spicy, boozy, heavy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Aggressive. Hard to drink much of, but fun to try.
pdx77 (1373) - Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle during the BeerMongers Fifth Anniversary Bottle Share 9/7/14. Rated only as a chili beer, it is the best I’ve had. The heat from the chilies is cut slightly by the bigness of the beer itself, but it’s pretty powerful. Felt it in my stomach for a few minutes. Definitely for the spicy averse.
slowrunner77 (2184) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Definitely disappointed in the 2nd bottle release of these. While the first scotch barreled batches were far and away the best pepper beers ever, this beer is so hot and pepper dominated that the bourbon barreling is completely covered up. I dig the peppers, but his is hard to kill. BB double bastard or the base DB are preferred. Subtlety could have gone a long way here. Scotch Punishment was an all timer to compare (4.5-6)."
Travlr (11932) - 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.
rejtable (1300) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
No way. This was disgusting. Massive heat dominating everything. Can’t drink more than an ounce. Taste massive off charts spice.
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JK (4441) - 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 (955) - 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 (1522) - 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!