MrHangover (4554) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2017 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: it’s 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. I’m surprised how complex this is; no it doesn’t layer itself in a finessed manner - but there is a rock-solid depth to it. In terms of heat, it’s not really that far off from a spicy michelada, nor is it the hottest thing I’ve 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. It’s clean and dry enough where the heat actually doesn’t 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: It’s actually not the hottest thing I’ve ever had before - but it’s one of the hottest things I’ve ever drank (only a couple of bloody marys or micheladas that I overspiced really challenge it). It gets an 18 just for the experience; it’s certainly not pleasant, but it’s somehow fun to drink. I reckon this would make an awesome adjunct to chili, as well.
Bottle, brought back from Florida. Been wanting to try this for years, finally was able to pick up a bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a quickly disappearing white head. Carbonation levels seem high, as bubbles keep rising to the surface. Aroma of roasted chilies and saison yeast, fruity peppery notes not much else. Flavor starts off quite bittersweet with hints of the smoked peppers, but after that there is nothing more going on but hotness from the peppers. Very hot, most likely one of the hottest beers I’ve had. Certainly not one of the hottest things I’ve consumed. The fruitness of the peppers are noticeble right before the burn start. Carbonation is nice high, aftertaste is not there, besides a burning sensation. Does exactly what it says it should do, very hot, scorching but nothing special overall. Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle. Excited to finally try this. Light yellow color. Aroma is freshly cut peppers, green vegetables. Heat on the nose. Jalapeño aroma. No head retention. Flavor is of a spicy jalapeño, burning over the palate, fresh peppers, lingering heat on the finish....and well into the finish. One dimensional, just.....burning. SpringsLicker (3639) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Clear gold with a white head.
Aroma of peppers.
First sip is hot, lip and tongue tingling burning hot.
As the heat fades there is a bit of chili flavor which isn’t bad actually.
Itzjerm (2866) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Not much aroma. Taste is light pepper. Burns strong and much pepper. Not balanced and very Perot herbal.
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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 I’m drinking a chile pepper. Not a fan, and I’m a big chile person, I do enjoy a chile beer, that doesn’t burn out your palate.
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Yellow pour. This may be the worst smelling beer I’ve ever smelled. Pepper, heat, gross. psycho69 (1) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2016 does not count
for fire brands only makes the chili beer from cave creek brewing taste like a fire ball candy. edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts and peppers. Taste is peppers, too hot for my taste. Pyrmir (6094) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle sample on the bus home from SMÖF, 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 (5696) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2015
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.