Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -2%
Pours a deep amber to black in color with a tan head. In the aroma, a small tartness, earthy and a note of smoke. In the taste, small earthy tartness, with notes of smoke in the end. A small bite, and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry note of earthy tartness and smoke. More earthy tartness than smoke, a bit odd.
11-23-2012 17:55:36 | More by OWSLEY069
3.3/5 rDev -5.7%
A: Pours a deep brown color with a one finger tan head that leaves a good deal of lace down the glass.
S: Smell is definitely a bit faint until this thing warms up a bit. Some faint barnyard, toasted malt, a bit of smoke and something that smells a bit herbal.
T: A bit of malty sweetness upfront followed by some toasted malt and smoked wood, herbal and slightly oily hops and a bit of ash. A decent amount of flavors here, but not really ones that work together for the most part.
11-21-2012 23:00:06 | More by notchucknorris
3.58/5 rDev +2.3%
12 ounce bottle, purchased at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY
Pours near black, light mocha head stays and leaves some low sheeting and decent looking fine lacing.
Nose is full of dark malts, lite smoke, and some minty spice.
More dark malt, more smoke and I get some subtle pepper, mint, and then hoppy dryness to finish things out. Unusual, off beat, a style bender. Decent fall/winter type of brew. Not my favorite, but worth a try.
11-21-2012 02:14:02 | More by Billolick
4.03/5 rDev +15.1%
A smoked, hoppy saison, eh? Ok, I'll give it a go.
Pours dark brown/reddish. Perhaps black. Off brown foamy head, nice lacing.
Spicy aroma of Belgian yeast, some roasted malt and floral hops. Exactly what to expect. Subtle smoke and caramel.
Flavor is like a saison with smoke and roasted malt. Nothing complicated, I guess, which makes it taste pretty good. The yeast lifts the smoke/roast and dances around. Hops provide a bit of bright floral and slick bite. Finishes dry with some herbal spice.
Feels good, too. Perhaps a tad more carbonation would up the refreshing factor a bit, but this isn't a summer saison. It's quite good
11-20-2012 05:25:39 | More by Mebuzzard
3.2/5 rDev -8.6%
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, herbs, adhesive bandages, and some smoked wood aromas. Taste is slightly sour with some dark roasted malt, char, and smoke flavors. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness and a tart twang with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with some odd aromas and flavors that don't meld together very well. Unfortunately, this will go down as another miss in the Stone collaboration series in my book.
11-19-2012 01:42:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.1/5 rDev -11.4%
Pours black with a brownish tint around the edges. Creamy head retains as a film.
Smells of bretty yeast, some piney hops and mildly toasty bready malts.
Tastes of pine hops and mildly citrusy grassy malts.
Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
An interesting take on a saison. The bottle says its supposed to be a smoked saison, but there's none of that in the flavor. It's just much more hoppy than a saison would normally be. Aside from that, it's pretty good, but it's not really what you look for in a saison.
11-18-2012 21:05:56 | More by Cylinsier
2.15/5 rDev -38.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass
A: Pours dark with light brown head
S: Smells kinda like asphalt. I couldn't smell any other attributes.
T: Petroleum taste with no desirable flavors that you would expect from smoke or dark roast.
M: The mouthfeel was fine. Plenty of carbonation and body.
O: If I made this at home, I would not serve it to anyone. It truly tastes like it was fermented in a bucket used to tar a roof. I can't imagine ordering a second serving. Bad. Luckily, BevMo has it for $3.19 so you can try it yourself and see for yourself.
11-18-2012 04:20:03 | More by sandiego67
4/5 rDev +14.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a dfh snifter.
A: pours black, with some translucent dark browns around the edges when held to the light. Half a finger if tan head, dissapates quickly, leavs a little bit of lacing.
S: smells kinda like dark burnt toast, the smoke is no as ovwrwhelming as I anticipated, which is a plus in my book, a light bit of yeast funk starts to poke through the toasty/burnt grain aroma, bit a bad smelling beer.
T: I get toast and toasty and burnt grain character first, with a bit of smoke, also a suprise showing of hops, which I was not expecting, adds some piney and citrus notes to the mix, not annoverwhelming amount off hops, but they are certainly there.... I also get some spicy/funky yeast notes. Bready notes I feel mostly with a touch of clove. A lot going on flavor wise here, seems to work.
M: light, creamy and drinkable, with crisp carbonation, and a dry finish that leavs a slightly bitter aftertaste of burnt toast.
O: this is an interesting beer, I was very Leary of this one at first because I am not really a saison guy, and I am not a huge fan of smoked beers.... However, I thought the smoke was used very nicley here to compliment the burnt/toasty grain malt profile. The odd duck here, to me, seemed to be the hops, they caught me off gaurd. But not a bad beer at all. I feel like all the ingredients were used to try an attain a delicate balance, that was just about reached, and very well could be when the hops mellow out a bit... Maybe I'll try another in a few months.
11-18-2012 00:13:21 | More by PeterIngemi
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
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