Crime - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.08/5 rDev +10.4%
On-tap at Stone
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a small khaki head forming.
S: Like with Punishment, a big time chili aroma. They're really fresh and green. The there is a bit of base beer, but it is very minimal. A slight fruity and earthy note from the peppers.
T: The chile flavor is more subdued than on Punishment. The heat is especially noteworthy on the back end, and there's a strong grassy flavor to it. A decent amount of bread, but very minimal sweetness.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
D: Hmmm, I didn't think this was as bad as Punishment (perhaps appropriately). I don't know if I would really care to have a full glass of it, but not horrible.
02-08-2011 02:06:43 | More by womencantsail
3.48/5 rDev +24.7%
If you are not a fan of really hot stuff, stay the hell away from this beer..
Pours a semi-hazed caramel with a thumb of cream colored head. Never quite clears up, decent lacing & okay head retention
S: Serrano & other peppers, jalapeno & even some black pepper, great nose
T: Caramel, some pear & then an assload of pepper heat. Some oaky notes as this warms, then more heat. Finishes flaming hot with a little caramel & woodiness
MF: Medium bodied/chewy with low carbonation, warming in many ways
TOO DAMN Hot. My advice, if you have this let it sit a few years. Actually paired well with some dark chocolate. Stone, you jumped the shark with this one ( and punishment, from what I hear) . Pity, dial the peppers back about 90% & this beer would be great...
01-01-2014 18:38:39 | More by russpowell
3/5 rDev +7.5%
Edit: If you get the chance, know what you are drinking and enjoy it for what it is.
5oz pour at the end of the night on Friday... Bittercreek Stone Tap Takeover... I saved what I expected was the "worst" for last.. I was right.. but Crime was still pretty damn interesting.
Poured with a flimsy head.. deep orange... oh well, it is tough to really get a look at a beer inside Bittercreek because it is pretty dark most of the time.
Nose is no doubt burning.. wow.. smells hot and a bit malty.. hints of burnt sugars with warmth... I am scared to take a sip.
Flavor is not as scary... OVER THE TOP chili flavor and heat... but once you get past the "Over The Top", it becomes quite a bit more approachable.. caramel maltiness if I really concentrate... Soooo hot...
I did truly appreciate this one, but it was too much.. A bit of a train wreck.. 5oz was too much even after I went dark.
Glad I got the chance to try it... but it hurt me a bit later. ;-)
Thanks to Dave and Greg!! All 3's
09-16-2012 06:16:48 | More by JohnGalt1
3.1/5 rDev +11.1%
On tap at Stone Winter Storm 2011.
I guess chili peppers were added to an oak barrel of Double Dry Hopped Lukcy Basartd Ale and we have Crime.
A: Turbid reddish brown. No head.
S: Big chili pepper profile. The chili peppers really overshadow what lies beneath. Some toffee beneath. Some oak. Dark fruit character is redolent of prune and date.
T: Very spicy. The chilies are not bashful. Oak is evident. Toffee, caramel, date, prune. Finish has a lot of chili flavor with a little heat.
M: Medium body, upper low carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel.
Overall: An okay chili pepper beer.
02-07-2011 16:56:36 | More by HopHead84
Crime from Stone Brewing Co.
66 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.