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

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BA SCORE
80
good

617 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 51 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

mikeincharleston, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

xdtfx, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Lanstrum, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

pknyc, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

bdtva, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Kegatron, May 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

ALLISON01, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

HopBrain, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

cadaugherty, May 07, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
2.83/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Produced some tan froth.

(S)- A light smoky roasted raisin aroma meets some mellow cocoa and baked bread-like yeastiness.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Overall, an up front combo of a salty smoke brine meets roasted malts and some raisin/cocoa.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The balance is good too, just a slightly too heavy smoke component that gets in the way of the rest of the beer.

(O)- An interesting take on the style. I just do not think it is completely successful. Some good things in there, but the smoke could definitely be toned down a bit while still being present instead of overpowering.

sweemzander, May 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jpaulsen, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

bman_85, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Rand_ale_Thor, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

jd18, Apr 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

georgiaboy8686, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From 99 Bottles.
Appearance: Dark brown to black. Decent off white head.
Smell: Bitter slight smoky notes. Burnt woodsy smell.
Taste: Seems like a decent saison underneath the bitter smokiness. The two dont go together to me. The idea is interesting at least.
Mouthfeel: Not bad, full bodied. Moderately carbonated.
Overall: Just not for me. I love saisons and was intrigued by the idea but it just doesn't work to me.

Braz, Apr 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Holland, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

smonice, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 10/26/12, a trifecta of great brewers came together with one being pretty much the master of the American Saison right now...all three have the collaborative fortitude to do a black beer together considering they all make some of the best dark beers available in craft brewing today. This one pours with a black body jet black with a light fine bubbled creamy tan head, leaves fine lacing down the sides of my tulip shaped chalice. Dry hopping comes thru in terms of earthy pine and mild citrus peels with a dark roasted malts surrounding the hop accents, spicy Belgian yeast gives why to alcoholic phenols and black peppercorns. A pleasant caramel drizzled toast brings out a nuttiness in there as well, all in all chalk full of malt and hops. Flavors collide with the bittering hops here, dark roasted malt bitterness potentiates the pine earthy resinous hops riding the waves of carbonation in my first few sips...as the palate adjusts it's still satisfies with a slightly warming effect of the booze. The dry hopping probably makes and breaks this beer, the strong lingering bitterness really Americanizes this black saison into the hybrid known as the "Perfect Crime" The mouthfeel also welcomes the light smoked meat aspect in the back of the nares, not really dominant against the big hops and dark malts utilized but well played nonetheless. Dry hints of cherry tartness and other vine ripened fruit additions start to explode as the beer warms a bit, complex ale in 12 ounces, I'm guessing this beer keeps getting better considering it's 4/25/13.

WVbeergeek, Apr 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

DRBiser, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Body is thin you can tell from the pour coming off a solid black with an orange tint to the body. Rising high is the head maybe just a notch above a finger's length.

Smell: A citrus skin no doubt about it. Freaking light as the air you breathe, comes in and out just as quick.

Taste: iwill tell you this, it is sour, not crazy over whelming sour but you feel the lemon zest to this brew. Light bitterness to it and also cant forget to mention just a little peppery.

Mouth: Like I mentioned above a light peppery finish with a medium body, not too bad.

Overall: i give it this, that this brew comes off complex but other than it needs to taste and feel good to be a member of the elite. Sure there are guys that like "something different" but this beer needs beyond tweaking and should be either left in the store or just laid to rest. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Apr 23, 2013
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.