ThisWangsChung (747) - 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.
truebluehes (155) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Watery sip from hell. Smells like my grandpa's old garage and burns worse than grandma's chili.
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mfp13jr (18) - Glenville, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy light straw with minimal white head. Aroma is all pepper...hot pepper. Taste is straight up hot hot hot and hot pepper...and as bitches will say, pain. Flows light over the tongue but wait... here comes the heat. Finishes with all oily heat... and peppers. If you aren?t adventurous stay away. This beer is more pepper than beer... but they aren?t hiding that. This puts stones crime to shame... punishment was better though
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like sparkling apple juice in the glass with a cery fizy head that dissapates quickly. Smoky chipotle like aroma with some grassy notes. Immediate firey spice on the toungue. Really not that drinkable. I think this would be better for cooking, as in chili or marinating steaks.
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ttoally a mess. Very spicy and nonsense. Too much heat in there to be enjoyable. NIce for fun was.
jbuskirk (298) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2014
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Like Twisted Pineís chili beer Billyís Chilies, Ghost Face Killah is strictly a novelty beer. The result is a brew that looks and tastes a whole lot more like peppers than beer. While Ghost Face Killah might be fun to try with friends, itís too punishing to be enjoyable on its own and too gimmicky to be a decent craft ale. Hot stuff, though.
HuskerTan (342) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2014
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A- Peppers, spicy, smokey, chipotle.
A- Golden color, clear liquid, no head.
T- Extremely spicy, hot, peppery, wheat, smokey.
P- Light body, spicy texture, average carbonation, spicy finish.
O- This beer is hot as hell. Definitely more of a novelty beer and not something I would ever seek out. The peppers are scorching hot and burn all the way down. There is no reason I would ever want to drink this again. However, I think this could actually be for cooking however, This might be decent to braise chicken in for enchiladas or other Mexican food.
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle to glass. Ugly hazy yellow pour. Nose is green vegetal pepper. Taste is hot burning pepper. Itís a novelty.
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at hotel room orlando... Dark amber... Thin white head... Sigt vegative capsicum nose... Massive chilli burn... Sift malts... But mostly just massive chilli burn. Firat taste makes tjus out to be s killer but in end isnt as hot as it first seems... And nothing to it bar the burn.... But its not horrible
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pure ghost pepper burning that covers up any other pepper flavors. Donít let this stuff hit you in the back of the throat or it will linger for-ev-er. Just enough malt body and dry palate to makes this work for its novelty purpose.
Leafs93 (1603) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours lighter orange with a white head. Aroma is spicy pepper and earthy. You know this is going to be hot. Taste is.hot and spices with nothing else as the spiciness over rides your tastebuds.