To make Ring of Fire Porter, the Iron Hill guys age a batch of Pig Iron in a Tabasco pepper mash oak barrel. The heat and pepper flavors from the hot sauce mix into the beer -- and the result is an unusual and delicious drink.Iron Hill may be having issues with over-priming:
After about three twists loosening the wires, the cork shot out of the bottle, ripping the cage out of my fingers, missing my face by a couple of inches, and leaving a small dent in the light fixture on the ceiling...But the results seem to be worth it. Both David and the reviewers at BeerAdvocate.com give Ring of Fire an A.
...the first pour was all foam. Ten minutes after opening, I managed to get some actual liquid into a glass.