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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a frothy off white head. A weird herbal spicey funk......


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12829) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours brown with a large, frothy and bubbly beige head, short retention leaving just a spotty film on top. Aroma is medium peppers, soft cinnamon, moderate bready and toast malt, light caramel notes with medium pine and floral hops. Flavor is medium spicy peppers, medium alcohol (Whiskey), oak, medium pine and floral hops and bitterness, moderate bready and light caramel malt with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4556) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAR 24, 2017
Haters gonna hate, but as disappointing as this Stone tasting was compared to expectations, this one I actually liked. But Im a pepper guy. Hazy amber with a small tan head. Big hot pepper aroma, earthy, caramel, citrus hops. Flavor has caramel malt and loads of heat. Most other pepper beers are weak, but this one really brings it. Medium-full body, slightly syrupy. Legit!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dunklermessias (87) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2017
On tap @ Stone Brewing Berlin. Comes with a hazy brown amber color with a little brown head. The nose ist malty and oaky with nice aromas of bitter fruits like grapefruits, citrus and orange-peel combined with caramel and roasted nuts. Taste of grapefruit und orange peel (like the nose), some raisins, some nuts and then a lot of spicy chilli peppers! Only citrus peel and spicy chilli pepper on the finish. On my opinion too much spicyness. But it has a nice effect: the palate becomes more sensitiv, so the next beer (in this case an IPA) become more intensiv.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbethea (29) - Summerfield, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2017
This is a very nice offering from progenitors of arrogant ale. Very oaky chocolateall the way through., The peppers really come through on the nose, almost smoky. Sweet, earthy, spicy, delicious. just the right amount of carbonation. Bottle 500 ml. $20 02-27-17

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eRock_2013 (448) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Sampled this rather extreme novelty at the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017. From a bottle poured a murky brown appearance, which was reminiscent of chocolate syrup mixed in water, yet was strangely appetizing. Aroma was that of sweet licorice and Bourbon barrel with some spicy vegetal notes of the pepper becoming apparent. The pepper flavor was surprisingly balanced and not overwhelming; I was able to distinguish notes of habanero and ghost pepper specifically, which were a nice complement to the sugary caramel malt base. Notes of vanilla were also present. The hot pepper finish was likewise not excessive; and I dont recall any booziness being apparent. Overall the taste was as good as expected for this unorthodox combination of bourbon barrel and pepper. Not a style I will ever prefer, but this was alright.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (5297) - 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 (2871) - 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 (2881) - 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 (8891) - 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 (224) - 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


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