ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed 3/8/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. I was really looking forward to this one - if only for the novelty factor alone.
A: Pours a cloudy golden color. The head is a one finger white shade that retains very poorly.
S: File this one into the "no shit" category: itís full of ridiculously hot peppers. Plain and simple, it smells like acid reflux. Yay?
T: This actually has more to it than just bowel-fuckingly hot peppers. For a brief minute, it has slight touches of initial tropical fruit (like mango and papaya). Then, the midtaste becomes quite smoky, and then pure fiery heat descends. I also detect notes of pine and phenolic plastic. Iím surprised how complex this is; no it doesnít layer itself in a finessed manner - but there is a rock-solid depth to it. In terms of heat, itís not really that far off from a spicy michelada, nor is it the hottest thing Iíve put in my mouth. If anything, it hits the hallmark objective of what a spicy tongue-fucker should achieve: can you taste more to it than just stupid chile heat? If anything, the huge phenolic notes are the biggest detractor for me, not the spiciness.
M: For sure, one burns the palate with searing heat. This destroys the palate far better than any IPA could hope to achieve. Itís clean and dry enough where the heat actually doesnít last ridiculously long on the palate, though. Still, I can really feel it in my esophagus, retro-nasals, and stomach - and I can really feel acid reflux setting in, too.
O: Itís actually not the hottest thing Iíve ever had before - but itís one of the hottest things Iíve ever drank (only a couple of bloody marys or micheladas that I overspiced really challenge it). It gets an 18 just for the experience; itís certainly not pleasant, but itís somehow fun to drink. I reckon this would make an awesome adjunct to chili, as well.
Hammy78 (818) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy copper, white head that Is gone immediately, no lace. Nose smells like a spicey Mexican dish, obviously hot peppers. Tastes awful to be honest. Itís hot pepper, tobasco, chilli pepper, turns my stomach. I love hot food, but Iím not a fan. No reason to drink this other than a dare.
YigSvartka (159) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden yellow. Small head. Immense chili aroma supplemented with malt perhaps? Honestly, Iím incapable of recognizing anything save for chilies. Mid bodied. Slightly salty. Absolutely gargantuan chili flavour. Itís difficult to discern any other tastes. Tongue burning sensation several moments following each sip. Iím glad I finished this, but it certainly wasnít delectable.
Chad9976 (1317) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Twisted Pineís ďGhost Face KillahĒ is not a beer, it is an alcoholic gag gift. A beer would imply itís drinkable and has elements of malts and hops. This is essentially just carbonated hot sauce. It really has no redeeming qualities since itís extremely difficult to drink more than an ounce of it because it is so ridiculously hot.
I poured a 12oz bottle into a shaker glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).
Appearance: Ugly carrot-orange color over a hazy/cloudy body (I can see some carbonation, though). Pours to a miniscule, orange, soapy head which fizzles away immediately.
Smell: Extremely pungent pepper aroma, not unlike hot sauce. Slightly smokey. No ďbeerĒ smell at all.
Taste: Iím no stranger to peppers. Iíve grown my own jalapenos, habaneros and Trinidad Scorpion peppers and eaten them raw. Iíve even brewed with these peppers and was able to use them to impart gentle warmth. Twisted Pineís ďGhost Face KillahĒ is most definitely not gentle, nor is it warm. In fact, ďhotĒ doesnít really describe it. As soon as it touches the tongue and lips the body parts are on fire. It has the taste of raw peppers as it goes down Ė a nasty earthy/soil-like flavor. After a while, thereís a slight smokey aftertaste, not unlike that of a Chipotle pepper, but by that point itís too late. I canít imagine anyone other than a pepper enthusiast being able to get through more than 4oz of this. Thereís nothing to taste, itís just liquid fire.
Drinkability: Quite simply, this is undrinkable. Itís just too intense and the capsaicin lingers in the mouth for quite a while afterwards. It upset my stomach a bit, too.
Frank (3205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is stupid. It smells like vegetables and maybe some smoke. Itís one note, hot and peppery. Would be good mixed with tomato juice but on its own itís a bit much. Still worth trying as a curiosity and is devoid of any of notes so nota total loss.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle poured into glass -- Well, this beer happened. I first had it as a home brew, someone decided it was a good idea as a mass produced beer. I argue, "why? " Uncomfortably hot, nothing favorable. I tried to enjoy this brew. Pretty sure I?m about to go shit lava now.
... I have come to the point that I donít even want to drink this beer, Iím looking at and avoiding it.
Beerdedone (2837) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours golden yellow with no head. Aroma was a hot blend of chili peppers. Flavor was hot & spicy with pale malts, chili peppers with a long lingering burning finish. Strictly a novelty beer.
Underdogs88 (223) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2014
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
I love hot food, but this beer is undrinkable. Way too much heat. This is a gimmick beer. Don't buy, I took one sip and dumped it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dogbrick (8983) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 018: Tequila-aged and Letís Agree to Ruin Our Evening with Pepper beers-tastic 01 on 11/04/2014. Clear bright orange-gold color with a minimal white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing. The aroma is all peppers. Light-bodied with flavors of searingly hot peppers with a touch of pale malt behind it. The finish is hot with a lingering hot pepper aftertaste. Not as day-ruiningly hot as Elevator Ghost Scorpion, but unapproachable and difficult to drink,so scored accordingly.
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Cloudy yellow amber and headless. Hot Serrano pepper in brine aroma, very hot, and nothing but hot chili pepper in the mouth. Medium body and hardly any carbonation. Lip burner and challenging.
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2014
1.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. golden colour with a white head. Aroma is dry, chili, grass. Flavour is dry, chili, chili, chili, chili, chili, chili. Too hot. Overkill.