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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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3.5/5  rDev 0%

MarkyMOD, Feb 12, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

JCam9981, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

rramsey, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

DrGonzoDDS, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of cmak316
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured on the upper range of the suitable scale.

Thin mouthfeel yet full aftertaste of smoky, burnt oats. Would go well with a charcoal grilled pork loin or sirloin.

I am new to the smoked beer scene but it is what I expected, light enough to appreciate and see what it was aiming for but not too heavy for ultimate rejection. A good brew I'd say for a novice palate.

WAY better than most middle of the road priced beers, that is if you're open to new tastes.

cmak316, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.4/5  rDev +25.7%

Poured a deep black with a finger wide tan head that dispersed into thin lacing rather quickly. The scent was of licorice and black coffee, with a slight smokey character. Decent, but lacking any complex aromas. The flavor was where the beer captured my senses. It began with sour notes and slight citrus flavors, these remained throughout the sip. The taste than picked up notes of licorice and black coffee as the sip finished. Each sip left a smokey aftertaste that was present, but not overpowering. Quite a good beer in flavor profile. The mouthfeel was quite carbonated, though not enough that the beer was difficult to drink, and the carbonation seemed to compliment the flavors. Overall this is an excellent beer that provided a nice set of flavors that meld quite well together.

Auraan, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

jhillwastaken, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

dokupe, Feb 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Thur123, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark brown with a 1-finger light-tan head that quickly settles to 1/2-finger
S: Grass, a little tropical fruit & hints of coffee, malt & sour
T: Mild, with flavors of roasted malt, chalk, a bit of citrus & earth
M: Medium-bodied with a pleasant carbonation
O: Unique, worth trying, made me contemplate it a bit, but not a beer I would actively seek out again

ONUMello, Feb 08, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%

A-Black in the glass, clear amber when pouring, one finger off white head that doesn't last.

S-Spice, grass, like you'd expect from a saison. Along with a tad bit of smoke and coffee.

T-Starts with spices and grassy notes, roasted malt, coffee, smoke. Balance ins't quite there though.

M- Medium bodied with some carbonation.

O-I like the idea, but the execution wasn't up to snuff.

rlee1390, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of mattkoon
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%

i like trying these collaboration beer, although some havnt been that great, however this perfect crime black smoked saison is a good one. the smell is very mild, bland even. the look is very dark, black golden. i do like the taste. its very mild not too smokey, if i wasnt seeing it i would believe this beer is black. it is very drinkable holding true to most saisons, but there is enough flavor that still deserves respect. i really like this.

mattkoon, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ilikebeer03, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of DavidST
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This pours a dark brown color with a large brown head which has good retention. The smells are of belgian yeast esters, nice amount of hops, caramel malts. The feel is medium. The taste is like it smells, nice amount of hops, some funk and caramel.

DavidST, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of mactrail
2.96/5  rDev -15.4%

Dark mahogany color in the Saxo tall tulip with a modest foam. Average carbonation. Very thin body but a decent sudsiness. I would call this a black Cascadian IPA, but then it is flushed with a whole lot of the Belgian dry yeastiness. A hint of apples and burnt oatmeal.

This stuff is quite sharp and bitter. Not hardly like a Saison, even stretching the style, but I'll rate it as such. Seems like the collaboration yields Stillwater's excess of the dry yeast flavors, along with Stone's prediliction for turning everything into an IPA, plus Evil Twin's murky silliness. Seems like a perfect crime to me.

Sourish aftertaste is even less appealing after all the harsh bitterness. And then it dries out from there and leaves a film on the teeth and the sensation of cardboard. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

mactrail, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Hanzo, Feb 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

ohiobeer29, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

rolltide8425, Feb 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

EyePeeAyBryan, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.15/5  rDev -10%

12oz bottle, poured into a chalice, the ale is near black with a bubbly tan head, decent retention and some spotty lace. Aromas are spicy, fruity Belgian yeast, ashy smoke, faint anise. Odd flavors, burnt sugar, spice, pungent orange peel, smoke, balsamic vinegar. Mouth-feel is on the thinner side of medium, nice carbonation. Overall, I wasn't crazy over this one. The balsamic vinegar taste was unappealing, and the flavors had a hard time melding on the palate for me.

barnzy78, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

thinwhiteduke, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

virinow, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BigTrubble, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.11/5  rDev +17.4%

a dark brown, almost black with a finger of creme colored head, good retention. smells of farmhouse yeast, toasted grains, chocolate, lemongrass. oh hell yeah, band aids, wet hay, lemongrass, toasted grains.. a tart yet smoky flavor profile. now it's all coming together! medium body but drinks like a light beer. nicely carbonated and has a very refreshing mouthfeel even though the flavors are all over your palate!

a great collaboration, but what would you expect?! it's some damn great world wide brewing all brewing an excellent style, and adding a nice dark twist to it.

facundoCNB, Jan 31, 2013
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.