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Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" - Stone Brewing Co.

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602 Ratings

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 50 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 11-13-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2013 02:18:48 | More by Eriktheipaman
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

02-20-2013 01:24:12 | More by Dactrius
Photo of Bouleboubier


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
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-02-2013 00:18:48 | More by stampfler07
Photo of stephenjmoore


3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black body with no signs of brown, or light coming through. Sticky and foamy tan head that hangs around for awhile.

S- Spicy yeast aroma, dark roasted malts, smoked malt.

T- Almost tastes like a combination between a smoked porter and a dark saison. Smoke and dark roasted flavors come through a lot at the beginning, with the middle and finish offering spicy yeast flavors typical of a traditional saison. The combination works pretty well together.

M- High carbonation level with a smoother mouthfeel probably due to the darker malts. Overall pretty drinkable.

O- Definitely pushes the boundaries of a saison, but works pretty well. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 23:56:36 | More by stephenjmoore
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-31-2012 23:41:59 | More by captainbearcat
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3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, 2012 vintage. Not exactly sure of the bottled on date, but my local beer store has been holding down a bunch of these for a while, so I thought it was time to try it out. Got a single bottle for $3.99. My third review of a collaboration beer on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a near opaque mahogany brown color that shows ruby hues when held under the light. One finger of thin khaki colored head fades quickly to some froth. Some thin cavernous looking lacing.

S - Smell is light and subdued: some faint bubblegum Belgian malt & yeast smell, some earthiness, light smoke & wood smells buried in there also. The smoke & the malts blend nicely together. The malty smells become more prominent as it warms.

T - Taste is intriguing, yet subdued like the smell. Bubblegum malts, some dark roasty notes, coffee beans, faint smoke & wood characteristics, Belgian yeast, but none of these really push themselves to the foreground, they are all equally in balance with one another. Aftertaste is crisp and of light fruit sugars. Green apple comes to mind.

M - Feel is crisp, with nice carbonation, and some nice fruity apple skin sweetness lingering in the finish. Finishes very dry. Medium-full bodied.

Overall, it was about what I expected, if not a little disappointing. A drinkable beer, but not something I would try again. It has probably matured & tamed a bit since it was fresh, but I am still glad to have tried a bottle. An interesting beer, but I was somehow expecting more from this. I've never had anything from Stillwater before, so I will be on the lookout for more from them. An average beer, but worth trying once.

Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone "The Perfect Crime" ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 18:35:11 | More by mfnmbvp
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-08-2012 10:39:42 | More by Bilco
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-30-2012 17:41:46 | More by Beejay
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-07-2013 04:01:24 | More by Danny1217
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5/5  rDev +42.9%

11-17-2012 15:28:58 | More by CEDAMA
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-22-2013 03:43:25 | More by Drucifer
Photo of BucannonXC5


3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: Draft
Glass: Tulip
From: Stone Brewing Company
Price: $6

Black with a finger (when I got it) of tan head. Good lacing - foamy and milky. Good retention.

Smelled toffee, caramel, chocolate, molasses and light dark sour fruit.

Tasted sour fruit, grape, kiwi, plum, chocolate and toffee with a slightly bitter finish.

Medium body. Oily texture. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Astringent finish.

I was a bit disappointed overall. Lots of flavors but nothing that really stood out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 10:25:21 | More by BucannonXC5
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-02-2013 03:47:17 | More by Paccamacca
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-29-2013 15:29:19 | More by DustinSWB
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12-09-2013 19:02:53 | More by csfcmitchell
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3.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep rich brown, but settles in to the glass almost black. Head is a very light tan, bubbly, and rocky. Drops to a spotty, slightly chunky cap with a loose collar. Some splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Heavy banana. Ripe fruit and a touch of candy. Lingering spiciness pushes clove and a touch of pepper. Faint, very faint, smoked malt running through the back. Sweet with a solid splash of wheat. Apple skin and a touch of citrus. Mild hop influence. Some grassy, slightly musty undertones. A touch medicinal. Dried cherries.

Taste: Grain. Smoked, cracked wheat. Some pepper and clove spice. Banana takes a back seat, thankfully. Citrus and herbal hop notes run through the back. Slightly smoky. Some dark, dried cherry. Raw grain and grass. Some musty backnotes. Slightly roasted. Soft yeast. Some dark sugars, pushing into almost burnt territory. Same medicinal hint from the nose builds a bit as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Suprisingly dry. Almost crisp, with a lingering smooth feel. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy medium body.

Overall: You forgot to account for one important detail!

More Beligan than anything else. Missed the saison feel for me. Smoke was minimal, but ended up being a nice touch overall. Not the best collab, but it has potential with a real farmhouse yeast.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 19:29:23 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

01-22-2014 02:48:27 | More by kvgomps
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4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very dark, cant see through it; nice creamy tan head on top which diminsihes to nothing in the time it takes to urinate.
smells... like hops foremost, but a little something malty too....
dang, anything stone is hops, aint it? even a stinking saisson... tastes like al the rest. why does everyone think their beer is so good?
okay, so overall, it's supposed to be a creation among breweries to be a saisson but it tastes like a mellowed ipa. just my opinion. i get the smoked malts, but it just seems that we have to have an overpowering amount of hop to be called stone. am i wrong? my experience of a saisson is a taste of fields. grass, maybe, but not pine. malts, to be certain, but not roasted to the point of being the only way you can taste them...
but it looks nice in the glass . . . .

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 02:22:44 | More by pkalix
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

12-09-2013 19:12:44 | More by vinny21bal
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-15-2013 22:34:54 | More by Janeinma
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-26-2013 02:00:39 | More by shehateme
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-18-2012 02:04:01 | More by ralphw56
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-20-2013 02:02:55 | More by artoolemomo
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

12-02-2012 05:42:44 | More by avaldivia
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
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