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

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BA SCORE
80
good

632 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 52 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 11-13-2012)
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Photo of Pencible
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a bit of light tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh wheat and grassy hops, with some lemon and a little roasted barley and smoky coffee.
T: It tasted like grassy and lemon hops, with some smoky roasted coffee and earthy wheat. It had a clean and smoky aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with lots of carbonation. Nice lively body.
D: This was a successful attempt at brewing a smoked black saison, with nicely balanced scent and taste and a fitting body. The finish was relatively smooth, so it was not difficult to drink. Good to try once, although I probably would never have it again.

Photo of The_Don
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a long time. Great lacing.

S: Roasted malt, Smokey aromas, Belgian yeast, apple, banana.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and moderate hop bitterness. Smokey roasted malt. Pepper, Belgian yeast. Subtle apple and banana.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Interesting Saison. Dark and smokey. Good, but not something I would drink too often.

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of thegodfather1076
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Very eye-catching bottle with a classic color scheme. Front neck label states that this is part of Stone Collaborations 2012. Front label gives the contributing breweries and ABV info. Back label gives a back story on the beer as well as web info on all involved in the collaboration. Back neck label gives a definitions of collaboration in the Stone style. Side label gives cellering info and a brewed on date(10/26/2012). Everything is painted on.

Appearance: I decanted this from its 12oz bottle into a 16oz snifter. Pours out a deep dark brown if not black color An aggressive pour lead to a 1 finger tan foam head of medium density. Head retention was a solid 2min 3sec before fading to a nice thick ring and coating. Excellent Lacing!

Smell/Aroma: Smells initially of a bubblegum fruitiness with subtle hints of smoke. Also has the traditional Belgian saison yeasty smell. Very interesting.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes is very roasty on the front end with slight hints of smoke. This is followed up by a slightly chocolaty bitter flavor with hints of dark fruits. Very little saison flavor here.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied and silky smooth with a nice amount of carbonation. Drinkable.

Overall/Comments: A very different brew that I was eager to try but not really sure what I would experience. Very interesting and well put together although I think my expectations may have been a bit high. Classified as a Saison/Farmhouse Ale at 6.8%. Consumed 2-2-13.

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of beergoot
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a dark mahogany brown and topped with a decent, off-white head. Pepper and carob aromas, earthy and grassy. Sweet, dark roasted malt flavors combined with spicy bitterness and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fairly light, crisp and dry.

I certainly can't find the 'smoked' component to this beer, but it's tasty enough for what it is. I'm not sure if I would consider this saison so much either due to a general lack of fruity character. There is a spiciness, and a general dark ale side to it, so there is flavor to be had. I just think it misses its advertised styling.

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of WankelEngine
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours almost completely black with hints of brown, entirely opaque. There is a nice foamy, tan colored head of about one finger which dissipates to a very thin, oily cap over the course of a minute or two. Mild layers of lace.

S: The first thing I pick up on the nose is some bitter, roasted flavor. This roasted aroma is fairly sharp as it is backed up by the estery profile of Belgian yeast. Other Belgian flavors, bubblegum and apple, provide a counterpoint to the otherwise bitingly bitter aroma.

T: Roasted malt is still predominant, but fairly balanced between that and the Belgian profile. Bittersweet chocolate and a good deal of smoke. The saison side of things provides a little bit of funk and very light bubblegum. The finish is very bitter, all the bitterness of the roasted malt and saison rolled into a lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with low but effervescent carbonation.

O: An interesting combination of styles, but not the best execution. The aroma is good, but the flavor is too bitter. I like bitterness, but the finish is all roasted and alcohol.

Photo of chugamugofsud
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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.

Photo of acsprouse
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - very dark. Ruby redness coning through against the light

S: roasted malts.. chocolate, smokey

T: roasted malt and smokiness

M: Medium body nice carbonation.

O: good brew. You should give it a try, its a little different on the style that traditional but that makes it fun. Not the best beer.. but its a Good one.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Florida_SC_Trojan
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - black with a half of an inch of soft, foamy, brownish head. This beer pours like a porter.

S: A slightly different aroma of chocolate, a rather faint smell grain.

T: Rather mild with falvors of roasted malt and suble hints of smoke.

M: Medium body with a dry finish.

Overall I liked this beer. It is completely different from any other saisons that I have had. It is worth a try.

Photo of JMad
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off white head that was filmy and left a lot of lacing.
Smells slightly tangy with a hint of smoke some dark fruits and a bit of clove.
The taste is roasty and earthy with a nice citrus hop finish.
It is medium bodied with good carbonation ahd is quite refreshing.
Thought this beer was better than the reviews it's gotten so far, it's interesting without getting too crazy.

Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.