2013 Double Bastard Ale Brewed with Peppers & aged in Bourbon Barrels
BREWED JULY 31ST, 2013
Punishment was born as Double Bastard Ale−a heavy, bitter, beast of a beer. It was already not for the timid, but with the addition of jaw-dropping quantities of freshly harvested local peppers, including mid-level-heat red and green jalapeños and ultra-hot black nagas, Caribbean red hots, Moruga scorpions and fatalis, it morphed into a truly punishing brew.
Leads with ultra-hot and fruity pepper flavors along with subtler green jalapeño notes. Intense caramel, butterscotch and bourbon flavors make a strong appearance mid-palate, and the beer finishes with a long-lasting, fiery afterburn.