This is the Chocolate variant of the Carolina Reaper. In the right situation it can reach the same level of heat as the red variant. The peppers are packed full of heat, in some cases even more than the red reapers.
The taste of this brown variety is described as fruity, sweet, and slightly smoky, but the intense heat level kicks in shortly after consumption. There’s a lot more flavor to the Chocolate Carolina Reaper than most extremely hot peppers as its smoky flavor is especially popular in meat dishes.
Warning: Using this pepper requires extreme caution. Wear hand, eye and breathing protection.