Last year, I grew my own hot peppers and made hot sauce from them. The hot sauce ended up being way too hot to eat. Hopefully, this year’s hot peppers are a bit more tame.
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We Have all good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because we are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!! One More Thing, a clever man once said: ‘Stay thirsty… stay foolish.’ That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.”
Random: Everything in California involves hot peppers and cilantro.
This beer poured with less than half a finger of tan head that dissipated almost instantly. If left no lacing on the glass. The body was inky and black with no carbonation visible because of the color. The nose had smoke and dark chocolate. There was also some cinnamon and chili pepper heat. After a few sniffs, I picked up wood smoke as well. The taste started with bitter dark chocolate and quickly went into espresso and then a punch of pepper heat. The heat disappeared after a few seconds. Wood smoke and ash quickly followed up with vanilla at the end. There was some alcohol burning at the end as well. It had a thick, syrupy body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with dark chocolate and pepper heat. This beer was just awesome and had so much flavor, even though it was pricey at $8.99 a bottle ($.74 per ounce). If you like chili and chocolate, this is a beer for you.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0