Interesting looking beer from Stone

I went to Elio's the other day and saw some cool special Stone bottles that just came in:

So according the the websiite, the Crime and Punishment release is "our chile-infused bastardizations of two of the more robust members of the Arrogant Bastard Ale clan, are more than just spicy. They are downright incendiary."
Crime is Lukcy Basartd Ale (a blend of Arrogant Bastard Ale, Double Bastard Ale and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale) brewed with freshly harvested peppers and aged in bourbon barrels. Like a criminal act, this capsicum-laced temptation—brewed with jalapeños and black nagas, to name but a few—provides entrée into the seedy underbelly of Stone’s pepper-induced purgatory. Similarly, Punishment is 2013 Double Bastard Ale brewed with freshly harvested peppers and aged in bourbon barrels. Brutally hot and unyielding in its imposition, this intensely hellish spawn of Caribbean red hots, fatalis and Moruga scorpion peppers is a just dessert for any spice-taunting masochist who dares to engage it.
For the Southern Charred:
2012 Double Bastard Ale was funneled into heavily blackened Kentucky bourbon and American oak barrels, as well as a special set of Kentucky bourbon receptacles previously used to age a smoked imperial porter. Over a year later, the result is a monster of a beer that, in addition to its brawny malt bill and raging hop character, also pounces on taste buds with a well-rounded assault of vanilla, smoke, butterscotch and caramel.
So... if you're into that kind of thing (I am not) then check 'em out.


  1. Someone recommended the Southern Charred to me and I was a bit skeptical. After the first taste - I was really impressed. Vanilla and caramel are tones that should be used in more beer. I would recommend!


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