PorterPounder (4940) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light-medium golden with little to no head (probably could not survive the heat). Aroma of hot peppers. Flavor of hot peppers with a roasty aftertaste. No other flavors can seep through the heat. Tastes like something that should be on that Food Network Show "Heat Seekers". Burns as it hits the tongue, and as it goes down the throat and as it sits in your stomach and Iím sure later on as well. Determined to finish this for some sick reason.
Strykzone (4196) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, Iíll give this a try. Clear golden with no head at all. Peppers in the nose. Oh my is this one hot. Two sips in and the fire is 4 alarm already. There are actually nuances of different pepper varieties. This is way too hot for me.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is a clear, goldenrod color with a small, pillowy, white head which is nearly all diminishing and leaves no lace. The nose is certainly full of chile peppers, some bready notes, almost smoky. The flavor is very warm with smoky peppers, some bready notes and faint caramel malts. The palate is hot, light in body, and lively. The finish is warmer than any other beer I have tried with smoky peppers leaving a burning on my tongue and lips. Coming from someone who loves to eat very spicy food, this one was hot. So much so that the burn stays with you long after the beer is gone. I would be more likely to use this a meat marinade than finish the bottle. Not sure how anyone could drink more than half a bottle at a time.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear yellow with a smallish white head. The aroma has lots of meaty pepper that seems roasty like there are chipoltes, but they arenít listed. The habenero and ghost are noticeable, but not burning on the nose as expected. Not much of a beer aspect to the aroma at all. Medium / light body with a mild amount of carbonation. The taste, once again, has little to do with beer, itís all about the heat. It starts off with heat aspects of ghost and habeneros with light meatiness of the milder peppers used. There is just a hint of pale malt in the back, but the pepper heat masks it so much I canít tell if this is an ale or lager. The finish has some smoky pepper traits and there is a lingering burn like pepper seeds were left inside my mouth. I enjoy this, but in small quantities, and Iím a big spicy food lover. To say the least, this is not for everyone.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 sm bottle @ Jews, brews bbqs. Dirty blonde. Aroma of chili melange, not ghost out front but more fruity-green with lots of seed character. The heat is so nice, bright heat welcome on palate and tongue. I like this one. Has a lot of character and would pair well with food. Distinctly ghost chili smokiness in the finish. One of the best chili beers out there.
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Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Liquid heat. Yellow body with rapidly dissipating white foamy head. Donít get me wrong, I like my chile beers, but this is something burning pain. I am writing this 5 hours later and still feeling it. Its absolutely not too drinkable, so the rest of it is going into my slow cooking stew for later in the week.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery, pour was dark red with white head, aroma had big chili pepper notes, maybe a slight hint of fruity yeast and grass but really dominated by pepper. Taste is...intense to say the least, big heavy pepper flavor and spicy notes that do not fade for a while. It is a cool beer, but the couple ounces I had were plenty.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: big peppery aroma backed by light pale malt sweetness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of flavorable pepper character
Overall: good mix of peppers, good flavor rather than just hot
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Butters (3573) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2011
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sampled at the day after thanksgiving tasting. This shit was absolutely insane. The aroma, even though there is a decent chili heat, does not even begin to prepare you for what is to come. It started out nice enough, like a just a normal blonde ale, but within seconds, the pain starts in. This was insanely hot. It burns the throat with eternal heartburn. I could barely choke down the single ounce or so that I sampled (because I am a pussy) and could never imagine drinking an entire bottle. Props for making a beer that feels like death, but I never want to have it again...
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep gold with near white head. The aroma is chili meat and then rolling into brash chili heat nearly burning the snoot with hot chili capsaicin. The taste begins with a brief neutral sort of malt flavor and flows quickly into robust chili heat that burns all it touches. Wow! I poured too much into my glass. 2 ounces is more than enough of this.