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RATINGS: 136   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Tap at Stone.....Um, yea. Spicey herbal and boozy......please leave spicey beers to Ballast Point.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 018: Tequila-aged and Letís 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 couldnít get on board with either of these beers, as with Crime this is too over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
500ml bottle - I could essentially copy my review of Crime and it would fit here perfectly as well. Lots of heat and lots of sweetness all the way around. The base beer gets obliterated from the addition of the chili peppers. But I liked it.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Shared with my friend Sando. This beer started with promise, as it poured a decent caramel and a creamy tight head. The nose was intense, with smokey peppers and a slight caramel influence. Then the first sip. Everything but BURN goes away. The pepper influence is so strong that nothing else in this beer shows through. Iím glad I didnít spend twenty bucks on this. Sorry Steve O!

1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rondphoto (2192) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2014
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 isnít punishment - this is the beer to use for playing tricks on friends. Surely Stone isnít serious. Undrinkable (and $18.00 for the bomber). I guess the trick was on me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1425) - Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2014
From bottle during the BeerMongers Fifth Anniversary Bottle Share 9/7/14. Rated only as a chili beer, it is the best Iíve had. The heat from the chilies is cut slightly by the bigness of the beer itself, but itís pretty powerful. Felt it in my stomach for a few minutes. Definitely for the spicy averse.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"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)."

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (12994) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
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.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
rejtable (1399) - 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 (2311) - 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.


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