Thor’s Hammer Pepper Review

September 20, 2022 | Article Topics:

I guess Mjölnir was too hard to spell or pronounce, so the creator (Jes Christiensen of Denmark) of this blend of unknown superhots stuck with the simple Thor’s Hammer. And it’s an appropriate name, as thing hits your skull like it was thrown by the God of Thunder himself.

Thors Hammer pepper

My plant is sitting in a raised bed and expands about three feet in every direction. It’s not necessarily the biggest plant in the bed, but it certainly is the most prolific in terms of production. Each ripe pod is fairly consistent in size and shape with twisted, blistered red skin that presents an overall evil appearance. That gnarly skin is on the thin side and the interior has a nice cluster of seed clinging to the placenta, as well as oily drops throughout.

The aroma is surprisingly mellow with grassy notes, a light floral trait and a hint of fruitiness. The smell is truly deceiving. As is the flavor. After chewing through the soft flesh, there is a soft floral note that isn’t too bad. It’s followed by a light bitterness, but not sign of any fruitiness. The pods I harvested from this plant have a benign flavor.

Thors Hammer pepper

The heat, however, is anything but benign. While the aroma and flavor didn’t hint at the pain to come, the burn sort of toys with you as well – it builds very slowly. Eventually, searing heat attacks the back of the tongue and throat first before oozing forward with deliberate intent. The time it takes for Thor’s Hammer to reach its peak is surprisingly long and it rests at that plateau for just as long with a light stinging trait to the inferno. Whatever peppers make up the genetics to Thor’s Hammer, they are just mean – taking even longer to relent and fade into the distance.

With its subtle flavor profile, Thor’s Hammer is an ideal candidate to add some extreme heat to any sauce or dish without altering the taste in any way. I do believe it would be just as effective in a powder blend, as well.