I feel like I just climbed to the summit of K2. Thanks Judy! I am so thankful to have had 30 or so different chiles (About 28 of which were due to the kindness of the many amazing members here on THP) before I tried this one. Between this and the Douglah last week, working my way up the heat ladder has been an amazing journey for me. I think if I had tried this as my first pepper I might have just quietly deleted my user name here on THP and keep target shooting as my only hobby. OK, so on to the review. The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is a small little pepper. Very deceiving except for its wicked looking tail. The pepper was a nice deep red with a light bumpy but smooth skin. It looked very juicy and felt like it had a thicker skin like a Congo Trinidad. Holding it in your hand it had a nice give to it, not a plastic feel like some of the 7’s. Cutting it open there was no whoosh of aroma. Smelling up close was actually pretty pleasant. A mild fruity scent with a strong capsicum aura that was actually hot smelling but not evil in any way. I was joking about it in my Douglah review, but this one really did kind of said “Hey, I not that bad. Just pop me in your mouth and see” Seed count was low to med-low. Maybe 8-10 seeds. Seed placenta was small, but the interior of the pepper had the thickest layer of placenta covering it that I can remember. Douglah was thick…. maybe equal, but the brown color made it harder to discern its thickness. The Douglah did have more visible oil droplets however. Texture was very nice, it was velvety and pretty juicy with a nice crunch. Like a thin bell pepper. Taste was very nice. I was really impressed. Given the heat, it still manages to pass a nice balanced fruity flavor. I never gagged or thought it was bitter or had the capsicum overpower it and make me say, “This does not taste good.” Another nice thing as far as I’m concerned is that I detected no habanero flavor. The time it took the heat to hit was similar to the 7’s. I was able to chew up the whole thing and still had a minute or two before it got painful. It’s amazing that a Fatali can get me burning in just 20 or 30 seconds and this and the 7’s can’t. Speaking of Fatali, this Scorpion also had a very unique burn. Very different from the 7’s. It really generated an awesome burn in the mouth. Lips and front of the tongue did not get invited to the party but everything else was going off and dancing like it was 1999. Sides of the tongue and top back of the throat were numbing hot. Very unusual it just hurt not pin pricks and hot coal like the 7’s. Think about it, the burn in the mouth felt like lactic acidosis or the feeling you get after exercising or running to hard. Your body just hurts and you want to quit. Sounds bad, but it still feels better than the blowtorch in the throat that 7’s cause. Then my gums, bottom first then the top about 2 minutes later, just started to ache. That was a first, only lasted a few minutes but it was a neat sensation. I was hot but it did not cause any excessive sweating. This is definitely in my top 3 favorites. It had a pretty good flavor and great burn with out a throat lashing. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not saying that I would just snack on these all the time. This thing is wicked hot, but I liked it enough that I would with out a doubt eat another at some point or use it as a puree. This is on my grow list next year for sure. Only downsides I see are that the peppers are so small and the grueling stomach pain. The stomach pain was pretty dreadful. Luckily it did not start till after the mouth burn subsided. I attempted to lie down on my kitchen floor to try and calm my stomach. It did not work. Pain lasted for a good 15 - 20 minutes. Most intense pain in the stomach of any chile I have had although Buddy’s 7 caused discomfort that lasted longer. I never felt like throwing up, it was just like you swallowed a dagger or razor blade. 1 hour later and I am fine now, no discomfort. Next time I will have to eat a little more before I have it. Thanks again Judy, this is a winner.
Edited by Beaglestorm, 11 October 2010 - 01:46 AM.