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

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BA SCORE
80
good

603 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 603
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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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2013 03:00:40 | More by illidurit
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socon67

New York

3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Brown pour with a thin foam head. Some carbonation is noted.

S - Slight burnt toast smell of roasted malt. There is a little bit of dried fruit smell that gives a sugary smell. Overall my take was that it smelled like a hickory BBQ sauce.

T - Really not sure here. I didn't get anything remotely resembling saison qualities. There was more of a malt presence and dry hop finish than what I expected. Some fig or raisin flavors were noted.

M - Feels relatively light and is easy to dink. Actually leaves a bit of a yeasty funk in the finish. Really a complex and quite odd beer.

O - A bit all over the place and I really don't know what the right classification for this would be. Many of the Stone collabs are out of the box concepts, but in this case I don't think I'd be looking to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 01:48:15 | More by socon67
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-04-2013 22:55:48 | More by CasanovaCummins
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-04-2013 20:32:06 | More by jroberts8811
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-04-2013 02:47:07 | More by AJ01923
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Smith glass. Thin, dissipating head with minimal lacing. Brownish black in color, almost like a porter.

Not much going on in the smell, some sweet dark fruits, citrus hops. There is a bit of oak, though I don't know if this beer is wood aged.

Taste is decent, but first perception is this doesn't dry out and finish dry enough. Caramel malts are the initial taste with some citrus hops and a bit of resinous bitterness.

Mouthfeel is too thick and sugary. Beer definitely needed more attenuation.

Overall, I think this missed the mark for the Saison style.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 23:58:39 | More by taylor714914
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

07-03-2013 05:24:58 | More by BostonHops
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Vaultdweller27

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-02-2013 05:01:20 | More by Vaultdweller27
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dsauter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-01-2013 22:56:23 | More by dsauter
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DSkilling

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-30-2013 21:39:47 | More by DSkilling
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-30-2013 18:59:25 | More by Dirtinabottle
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very deep brown, bordering on black, color with a two finger cream colored head. The head is rather fluffy with it fading relatively quickly and it leaving behind a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a rather interesting blend of smells. There is a rather stronger aroma of char, roasted malt, and some smoke with notes of a yeasty and bready smell as well. Mixed with these aromas are some others of citrus and some spice as well as lots of funk composed of some hay and grassy smells mixed within.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor with hints of darker fruits mixed within. There is a sourness upfront that is accompanied by a lighter yeasty and grassy flavor. The sourness increases with a funkiness developing as the taste moves on more toward the end. A bit of a citrus hop as well as some flavors of pine, smoke and char all come to the tongue at the end, leaving a rather sour and tart toasted flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather light in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the higher side and consists of lots of little carbonation bubbles. These lighter characteristics are great for all the yeast and citrus saison flavors of the brew, but not the best for the wood, roast and smoke flavors in my opinion. It think this is one thought that is hard to compromise between the differing flavors.

Overall – This was an interesting and actually quite enjoyable brew. The mix of darker roasted and char flavors with that of yeast, sourness and funk combined to produce a rather tasty combination. This is certainly one to try if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 10:48:28 | More by Darkmagus82
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.4%

06-29-2013 10:42:47 | More by wertschy
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-27-2013 05:23:50 | More by mportnoy
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kjrod20

New York

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-27-2013 00:11:04 | More by kjrod20
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-26-2013 03:53:00 | More by ccozzi
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-25-2013 19:49:08 | More by JMS1512
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mjw1200

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-25-2013 02:46:13 | More by mjw1200
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Geuzedad

Arizona

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-23-2013 13:54:16 | More by Geuzedad
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JohnQBeer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-23-2013 01:10:51 | More by JohnQBeer
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ACB

California

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-21-2013 20:32:04 | More by ACB
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FLima

Brazil

4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration between Evil Twin, Stillwater and Stone.
Black color, ruby when put through the light, with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of roasted and smoked malts, with notes of caramels and some sourness.
Very interesting flavor of sweet smoked malts with a refreshing pine note, heavy on condiments and some nice funkyness from Breta lyke small devils, giving a special character to it. Dry, bitter and burnt long lasting aftertaste.
Medium body with perfect carbonation and a spicy feeling.
That was a very original and interesting beer, mixing several different styles that ramdomly comes out and disappears. Highly recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 16:34:50 | More by FLima
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Mattco

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-21-2013 12:55:29 | More by Mattco
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-20-2013 02:02:55 | More by artoolemomo
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
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