Since I reviewed the “little brother” of this beer yesterday, it’s only fitting that I review this beer today.
Style: Chile Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Although many find only pain in this beer, chile pepper connoisseurs, daredevils and masochists proclaim it in a fine, intense and enlightening experience. Never intended for the timid, Punishment is the capsaicin-throttled spawn of the beer behemoth Double Bastard Ale. Months of aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels intensify this beast of a beer’s already massive flavor, while the unceremoniuous addition of chile peppers (jalapeno, serrano, Fresno and more) morphs it into a truly punishing beer.”
Random: This was first brewed in 2010.
This beer poured with a half a finger of tan head. It dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. There was a crown that was left on top of the hazy, walnut colored body. Because of the cloudiness, there wasn’t much carbonation visible. The nose had some of the most spicy peppers that I’ve ever smelled. Some bourbon and oak came through with vanilla. On first sip, the peppers hit like a kick in the mouth. The spice was intense and just bordering on overwhelming. The oak came through later with vanilla and bourbon. The heat from the peppers lingered forever. The booze warming added to it as well. The body was on the thicker side with light carbonation. It had a long and spicy finish. A bomber of this wasn’t cheap at $18.99 ($.86 per ounce). I liked this beer, but it was bordering on too strong.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0