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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: 184
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:
Beer added by: chugalug06 on 11-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single in mid January from BevMo for $3.19.

Beer poured black with a decent off white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is somewhat medicinal and floral.

Taste is roasted malts, some smoke, with a citrus hop finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth from the belgian yeast strain.

Overall a pretty good beer, different conceptually but not wild and crazy. Glad i took the opportunity to try.

Photo of Sam21
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip. Purchased for $3.99. Bottled on 10/26/12. 

A- Dark brown liquor that takes on an opaqueness in the glass. Black. Creamy tan foam caps it off with decent retention and lacing. 

S- Not much at first. A bit of smoke, Belgian fruit esters, and a touch of toasted malt. Bubblegum and a touch of banana add sweetness to the aroma. 

T- This is a really intriguing beer. There is definitely a disconnect between my eyes and what my taste buds expect. I'm expecting the rich roast flavors and deep malt sweetness of an American stout, but am left hanging, as I should be. Sweet juicy fruit notes open up on the palate first. Bits of pineapple, lemon zest, and orange. The sweetness is very sugary and candied, but has a balancing roasty edge to it. The sweetness and fruit profile is exactly what I would expect from a quality Saison or other Belgian golden. Within the roasty edge, which appears behind the fruit, there is a light smoky backdrop. It's a mysterious turn for my taste buds. You really have to abandon all expectations and sit with this one. It finishes with a nice balanced hop bitterness that is both citrusy and slightly medicinal. Overall, this is not an extreme beer, as the flavors are all really nicely integrated and balanced. 

MF- The body is light with a juicy quality to it. It's a bit lighter than I would like for a beer with Belgian roots. My preference would be for more of that soft effervescent quality of some bigger Belgians, but it definitely does not detract from the flavors. It carries the beer as it should - it's just not a standout aspect. 

O- Here is my disclaimer: I love Belgian/Belgian-style beers. These brewers knew what they were doing and really crafted something special with this beer. You can taste the thought that went into it. The components are nicely structured in the flavor profile and each layer is easily peeled back. The aroma was a bit mild for me and the body could have used a boost, but neither detracted from the flavor. 6.8%? Wish my glass would refill itself. It went down far too fast. 

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of nimrod979
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz brown bottle. Not seeing a freshness date. Poured into a small snifter.

Appearance: Black with a tight light tan head. About a 1/2" thick, retention is a film and crown. Lots of lace here.

Aroma: Earthy, medicinal, slight wood and smoke. Some grass and spice. Nothing complex, but nothing really straightforward.

Taste: Dry, roasted malt. Hints of citrus, grass, licorice. Definitely some farmhouse funk coming into play, medicinal with a dry, chalky and slightly smokey finish. Was disappointed at first but some subtle complexities came to light as the beer warmed. Pushing the boundaries of the term "saison"

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tight carb. dry chalky finish. Leaves a herbal medicinal taste in the mouth that I don't particular want to have lingering. Decent complexities with the flavors. Can see each brewer's influence. Brian's farmhouse, Stone's hop additions... etc. Beer kind of left me wanting more though.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Tumbler. $4.00

A-Black with a nice creamy finger width beige head. Leaves some lacing.

S-smoke and sweetness, a little cocoa, some herbal notes too.

T- bittersweet cocoa, liquid smoke, roasted malts, sweetness up front, lightly bitter with herbal notes at finish.

M-Good nice creamy texture, nice carbonation, medium body feel.

O-I like this beer, would definitely have with bbq, beef dish etc..love the smoke, don't think it's really Saison though. I couldn't have more then 2-3 of these though. Would get again.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

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.

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4.39/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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