ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
N3lson1 (898) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Purchased in Warwick, NY. Unfiltered, pours golden with white head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of chiles, mostly habaneros. Tastes like Iím drinking a chile pepper. Not a fan, and Iím a big chile person, I do enjoy a chile beer, that doesnít burn out your palate.
vtafro (6252) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Yellow pour. This may be the worst smelling beer Iíve ever smelled. Pepper, heat, gross.
psycho69 (1) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
for fire brands only makes the chili beer from cave creek brewing taste like a fire ball candy.
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts and peppers. Taste is peppers, too hot for my taste.
Pyrmir (5318) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample on the bus home from SM÷F, thanks! Dark amber with mocca head. Aroma has loads of chilies, coffee and roasted/burnt notes. Taste is very spicy, nice chili notes, roasted, bready. Chili drenches almost everything. Interesting rather than good. Hard to rate.
snoworsummer (4378) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a fizzy white head. Tastes like burning hot pepper, green vegetables, and cracker malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like peppers, spices, and green vegetables.
williamherbert (1474) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loses points for stealing its name from the real GFK (#wutang). A sweaty banana yellow color, much like pineapple juice. Flat and buttery, no head.
The nose is pure jalapeno/queso dip. To call it liquid nachos isnít quite accurate since itís actually more spicy than most nachos youíll find. Black pepper and chorizo sausage. (Reminds me of that one Campbellís soup with chunks of sausage in it.) The more you think about it, the less appealing it gets, so donít dote on the aroma too much.
Right from the first sip, as it rolls around in the mouth, you can tell this is going to have some serious heat. As soon as I swallow this, that is confirmed. The habanero is big time. The meat and soup combination I got in the aroma manifests itself in the taste.
Dear lord this beer has more "heat" than any beer Iíve ever had. Iím glad I only poured half of it. Itís almost unfair to judge the taste of this beer, since the one trick this pony has is the severe burn on the way down. I have to say, itís not all that drinkable. Iím going to go pour a bit of it back into the bottle.
Euler (1) - - AUG 21, 2015 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Beer was hot no taste twisted pine brewing co colorado
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow gold pour with a white head that dissipated quickly. Chili beans, Korean chige, miso, chili oil. Peppers and spices. Very raw and spicy. A bit more body to balance out the spiciness would be better
Marduk (5848) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (thanks Franck). Lots of peppers and chilly and beans in aroma. Coffee, plenty of peppers, chilly in taste. Yeah there is plenty of heat in this one. Extreme, but I like it. Gonna shit tears tomorrow.