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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Q: What do you call it when Greg takes his entire harvest bounty of chili pepper varieties from his own personal garden, take half of them and add toand thus ruinan otherwise beautiful oak barrel of Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale? A: A Crime!

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2013
WOW, brutal but great. I admire the creativity and the amazing aroma. Stone always on the extreme.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5116) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2017
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours very hazy/cloudy dark reddish brown/light copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange peel, raisin, cherry, plum, chili pepper, pine, caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted biscuit; with light vanilla, bourbon, oak, nuttiness, roast, smoke, herbal, floral, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, chili peppers, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange peel, raisin, cherry, plum, chili pepper, pine, caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, and toasted biscuit; with light vanilla, bourbon, oak, nuttiness, roast, smoke, herbal, floral, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus peel bitterness and pepper spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange peel, raisin, cherry, plum, chili pepper, pine, caramel, honey, brown sugar, toffee, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, chili peppers, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/sticky, and lightly slick/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden; a light warmth with zero barrel booziness after the finish. Increasing pepper heat through the glass, but never overwhelming. Overall this is a great pepper spiced American strong ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops, chili peppers, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV, and despite the increasing pepper spice/heat. Barrel seemed to be overpowered a bit, but had solid presence. Base beer flavors were still showcased very well. I have had other pepper beers that were more intense on peppers/heat, yet still very drinkable. I have a very high tolerance for pepper flavors, so this was extremely easy drinking. A really enjoyable offering all around.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2826) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2016
I knew this beer was supposed to be trash when I bought the bottle for $1.50 at my local trash rip and run booze proveyor. pours brown amber, minimal head. nose is all the barrel treatment... oak. taste has some light oak, bourbon, toasted malt, then turns to pepper heat that lingers. frankly, the beer is not good, but Its not as bad as advertised. Perhaps it is entering its sweet spot? I guess but who cares? I sure as hell dont. next!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8436) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Hazy dark Amber with a stupendous nose of Barleywine esque tones of cherry, caramalt, date, and boozy bready tones. Crisp and delightful flavor featuring boozy caramalt, nuttiness, stone fruits and berries, and a very light Serrano pepper nuance to make it fun. Really delightful and tasty Barleywine.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wrlangin (217) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2016
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet barleywine with bourbon, a good start. Upfront the flavours match with a malty, slightly sweet barleywine that is immediately followed by extreme spiciness from the peppers. The heat is overwhelming and immediately overpowers everything else about the beer. I love all things spicy and the combination of sweet and spicy, but Stone really went too far with the chiles on this beer and the heat detracts from it. Could have been a nice, unique combination with the right balance, but unfortunately balance was not achieved. Not recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gyllenbock (8537) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2016
On tap at Taphouse. A bit hazy light amber with a white head. Aroma and taste dominated by strong chili. Also malt and some herbs. A bit too much burning chili.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13142) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at Taphouse. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Fruity chili aroma with biscuit. Sweet caramel and toffee flavour with fruity and very hot chili.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival 2016, Denver, CO.
Dark reddish mid-brown color with a small off-white head. Sweetness, strong malt, wood and mild chili. Chili is only a nuance. Barley Winey. Tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Desverger (9904) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen (Stone TTO 27/11/2016) - pours hazy amber orange with a beige head. Aroma and taste is overt chilli spice and sweet malty notes, lots of spice and black pepper notes, brown sugar, oaky wooden nuance,love chilli but this is abit overkill for my palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42151) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is herbal chili and toasted malty. Solid herbal, chili bite. Dry and burning chili. Light toasted malty. Burning chili finish.


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