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

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BA SCORE
80
good

625 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 625
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 49 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

xShoWTeKx, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

ThrewRedButter, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

DeanMoriarty, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of hnandez
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

hnandez, Jun 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

savagepm, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of strongaf
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

strongaf, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of schwemjw
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a: a dark brown, bordering on black. a white swirling head that thinned to a lacing

s: interesting. alot of sweet yeast with funky dark fruit. a touch of rusted malt with a little smoke on the end

t: a touch of roast. some big dark fruit such as fug and raisen. I get some burnt toast with fig jam. smoke on the end with a nice hop bittering.

m: Mouthfeel Is awesome. smooth and easy drinking with low carbonation.

o: this is a very sessionable saison. I could drink a ton of this /84

schwemjw, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color, sit pitch black in the glass. About two fingers of head which subsided to about half a finger. Very active carbonation with some creamy lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Bready yeast and peanuts jumps out the most. But there are some floral hops, apricots, and spices which really make for a unique aroma. Darker malts and black licorice also can be found. Each time I put my nose to this brew I was finding different aspects that jumped out to me. Nothing is at an elite level, but it is well done how everything going on here meshes together.

Taste: A slight charred malt and oak front hits the palette first. The body evens out with a light to medium bodied yeast kiss. A lot of banana, nut, and leafy greens here. The finish is like the beginning with a chalky smoked malt flavor. The aftertaste is very light, the malt character sticks around. Not as complex as the aroma but still a nice ride.

Mouthfeel: Very light, especially for what the majority of the flavors are here.

Overall: A fun beer to drink. I wouldn't be sure exactly what to call it, but thats part of the fun here. I like going for something bold on a collaboration beer and they did the job. I love the story on the back of the bottle which we all know is synonymous with Stone products, this one written by the Evil Twin brewmaster.

KFBR392, Jun 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

barrelofbastard, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Paccamacca, Jun 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

cwreay90, May 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

jbar920, May 30, 2013
Photo of CHickman
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours motor oil black color with a massive foamy 2 finger tan head that faded slowly, with tons of different sized bubbles in it that were popping as it went down, leaving good foamy lacing coating the sides.

Smells like roasted grains, chalkdust, chicory, licorice, brown sugar, smoked/burnt wood and herbs; it almost smells like burning dry hops and grains, and it a very timid nose that does not jump out of the tulip.

Tastes like roasted grains, toasted malts, chicory, smoked/burnt wood, licorice, brown sugar, cocoa powder, floral hops, flowers and herbs; has the same taste as some burnt bread pulled off a wood burning fire or coal oven, but then the roasted grains give way to a sweetness which is a combo of funky yeast and cocoa powder – it’s really strange, but very interesting. It was very complex and grew on me with each sip.

Mouthfeel is powdery dry, with a light body, high, fizzy carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste that seems like yeast and coffee grinds combined with cocoa powder.

This seems out of place for a Saison/Farmhouse ale, but the label states it’s a black smoked saison, so they pulled off the perfect crime by creating a unique brew that is as advertised a black smoked saison. Extra points for making a one of a kind beer in collaboration with other brewers, but this one is only above average. If you’re a fan of smoked porters or smoke beers then this will be right up your alley.

CHickman, May 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

KevT, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

ste5venla, May 27, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint chalice

A: Clear, dark brown color with less than one finger of diminishing light beige foam head. No lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mostly base malt and carbon dioxide, with minor influences from wood smoke and green almonds.

T: Begins dry, with roasted grain and mild yeast phenolics. West Coast hops flavors emerge during the middle, green herbs and mixed citrus, concurrent with rising bitterness. The finish sees a combination of tangy yeast metabolites and scorched bitterness that is intense for the style.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This beer combines a host of qualities that prove to be discordant together. Hops and dark malt clash with Belgian yeast, while smoke seems to get lost in the cavalcade.

beagle75, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

dfillius, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

casapy, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

zonker17, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Drucifer, May 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

pintofparadise, May 19, 2013
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 625 ratings.