Alrighty, I have completed my evaluation of the pod. I actually ate all of it, albeit in small slivers, over the course of an hour.
The flavor is nice, not bitter, better tasting than a Habanero. Hard to describe, but kind of flowery? No bubblegum flavor from what I can tell. The flavor is almost immediately replaced by the heat, which is very strong, but in the mouth and throat, not as hot as the White variety. Of course, I strung this out over an hour, so that might diminish the effect a bit. The main issue is that it causes some stomach discomfort, which goes away after lots of water.
Right now, as I’m writing this, my main issue is that my upper lip and cheeks are stinging, like someone smeared the oil on my face, but it is probably coming out of my pores while sweating. Never experienced that before, not awful, but kind of an interesting sensation.
So, I would say based on these experiences, I’d say it’s a formidable pepper. If I had gone full gonzo, and ate the whole thing at once, I might have a different opinion. Or puking my guts out. Or passed out.