Stone Crime

Posted: February 12, 2016 in Chile Beer, Reviews, Stone Brewing Company

This is a beer that I wanted to try since it first came out, but was never able to find. I love chili peppers, so this seemed right in my wheelhouse.

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ABV: 9.6%

Style: Chile Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beer was crafted for those who adore both pain and pleasure (but mostly pain), those who should know better and those who don’t know better. It is the result of what many beer enthusiasts would consider a most egregious crime – sequestering Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale in Kentucky bourbon barrels, then blending them together with jalapeno, serrano and other chile peppers. The result is something unsuitable for the faint of heart, mind of palate. Still confident you can handle this? Very well, but be forewarned: You’re playing with fire…be prepared for the consequences.”

Random: Their descriptions for beers are quite lengthy.

This beer poured with a half a finger of ecru head. It dissipated slowly and left significant lacing on the glass. The body was a deep sienna color that was cloudy. The nose had a lot of notes of bourbon barrel. I perceived oak and vanilla from the bourbon barrel. The next thing I picked up was a sweet, malt presence with brown sugar and toffee. There wasn’t much impact from the chile peppers on the nose. On first sip, I picked up the same maltiness with brown sugar, toffee and then went into oak. And then, the chili pepper hit the back of my throat. The first sip was intense with lots of heat. The heat was not for the faint of heart and the more I drank the beer, the more I enjoyed it. The booze was insanely hidden, which I’ve come to expect from Stone beers. The finish was lengthy with the chili pepper heat and oak. The bomber was $18.99, which came to $.86 per ounce. I really enjoyed this beer and appreciated how intense the heat was. I would have this again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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