Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" - Stone Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Immortale25:
3.89/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Arrives in an Ovila goblet.
A- Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch tan head that bears great retention before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a sheet of bubbly surface foam. Nice web trails of lacing run down the glass.
S- Slightly funky aroma with not a lot of malt presence given the color.
T- Also surprisingly light and smooth given its color. Doesn't really taste too much like a saison because the mildly roasted malt overpowers whatever yeasty wheat flavors were detected in the aroma. Alcohol is light as any saison's should be although this one's on the higher end of the ABV spectrum for the style. Mildly bitter.
M- This is the only part where it becomes a failed experiment for me. It's crisp in the start, but then there's a very chalky, grainy dryness in the afterfeel. Medium-high carbonation and a deceivingly light-ish body.
O- Certainly an interesting blend of styles. If they can just crack the code on getting that mouthfeel more appealing, this could be a whole new breed of beer. Better than the overall BA score implies.
Serving type: on-tap
12-07-2012 05:45:18 | More by Immortale25
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3.53/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The beer pours out in a light black color.
The aroma has roasted malt, a light herbal and spicy quality, a light breadiness.
On the flavor, the beer in the front has a porter like roasted malt and coffee. There's a spicy black pepper that combines well with the medium minus smoke and bacon quality. A hint of fruity esters. The finish is even more bacon, spice, herbal hops.
The decent brew with good qualities, but lacking in excitement.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 05:54:10 | More by dar482
3/5 rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Color- thick espresso. Full coffee foam head.
Aroma- hoppy and spiced with hint of roastiness.
Taste- An odd bird of a brew. Starts smokey with active carbonation, slightly bitter and roasty, finishing with a lingering rich roast and hops. Described as a black smoked saison. A Stone collaboration.
Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted 7/7/2013
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2014 22:24:15 | More by utfiero
4.21/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(bottle from 2012 - stored in a room temp environment, out of light - poured into a balloon)
A: somewhat impenetrably dark brown liquid, rather clear pouring from the bottle... tall tan-colored foam, rather compact for the most part, notable portion of islands of larger bubbles - possible sediment corruption... little lacing
S: toffee, touch of coffee grounds, and a rather pungent piney-leafy greenness... mildly smoky semi-dark cocoa, hints of black pepper and licorice perhaps... smells very much like a hoppy west coast stout - too much dark malt presence to be mistaken for a "saison", though it's nuance is there
T: a lot of the complex spiciness you'd expect from a Dupont, up front, and surprisingly matched/balanced against the bold, rich, smooth, decidedly Baltic porter malt flavors... unmistakably Belgian yeast phenolic character... wisp of smoke and soapy-floral in the aftertaste... rather soft yet supple bitterness reminiscent of a mix of orange-peel and dark chocolate
M: smooth and fullish like an Imperial Stout, coating the palate on pass-by with a coffee and creme type of texture... finishes quiet and dry, mellow warmth, if any... residual dark sugar and hop resins stick behind
O: don't know what this was like relatively fresh, but it's not too shabby in its current state... perhaps it's mellowed a bit on the spiciness, who knows?... still has a lot of flavor to offer, might just develop even more with age
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2014 21:43:20 | More by Bouleboubier
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
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