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

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BA SCORE
80
good

602 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 50 | FT: 5
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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Treyliff

West Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- pours black, but not quite opaque, khaki foamy and sudsy head that reduces to a small bubbly layer, leaving a little bit of lace

S- strange bouquet of aromas, starting with some toasted grainy malt with a little bit of toffee/caramel, dried dark fruit, blackberries, just a hint of smoke. Not really picking up any saison aromas, but there us an off puting metallic/sour aroma at the end

T- sweet caramel malt flavors are meshed with some astringent dark fruit/berry flavors, their are some faint yeasty saison flavors, but for the most part are masked by a sweet and fruity malt flavor. The smoke aspect is barely detectable any there's some metallic flavors on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- not really sure what they were going for here. This tastes nothing like a saison, the 'smoked' flavors are barely noticeable, and overall it's all over the place

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 18:16:51 | More by Treyliff
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.86/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - dark, no light getting through. Nice finger of light mocha head, lacy and sticky.

Aroma - mostly the dark malts, a whiff of something earthy/saison/funk-like but nothing clear.

Taste - so I'm looking mostly for balance among the black malts and/or smoke, and the saison. The malts are certainly charred, nearly ashen, but not particularly smoky. Mid-palate contains the first note of the saison. I think it's basically the yeast I'm picking up - a little tart and funky but any delicate flavors are lost in the heavy roast. I guess it does what it was intended to do, but it reminds me of a stout that has starting to turn with infection. Ends with the saison dryness and black char.

Mouthfeel - crisp, smooth, good firm body to amply support all the flavor going on.

Overall - not that enjoyable for me, but I can drink and appreciate the good balance to this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 03:13:33 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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TomG2751

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-20-2013 23:02:15 | More by TomG2751
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a small head for the style. Smell is smoke, yeast funk, black currant, bit of spice, and some candy sweet smell. Medium mouthfeel and flat for a saison. Fruity flavor, spice, not a lot of smoke. A little funky with some oaky taste and a strange musty bitterness. Finishes dry. Pretty unique, but not blown away by this. Not a bad beer, but not one I would order again.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 01:16:10 | More by BMMillsy
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-03-2013 04:14:04 | More by DerekMorgan
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DustinSWB

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-29-2013 15:29:19 | More by DustinSWB
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leodarko

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-27-2013 01:03:19 | More by leodarko
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-24-2013 01:21:08 | More by Kevincredible
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-23-2013 01:19:58 | More by LumpkinBrews
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guytyping

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-18-2013 03:14:22 | More by guytyping
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Chaney

District of Columbia

2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Stone IRS glass.

A: Poured a dark, burnt brown, with only a few bubbles posing as a head.

S: Smelled like rotten, fermented fruit actually. Quite a bit of booze in there as well.

T: Still, those rotten esters really lingered which wasn't pleasant. I actually kinda dug the smokiness of this though.

M: Very low in carbonation and lacing overall. Okay here.

O: Never would have tagged this as a saison... more like Belgian Strong or something. Either way, it wasn't good.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 21:59:21 | More by Chaney
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-15-2013 22:35:53 | More by Jacob007
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-15-2013 22:34:54 | More by Janeinma
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-15-2013 10:18:44 | More by bernat1971
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

09-15-2013 02:10:17 | More by BryantForestry
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videofrog

Texas

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-14-2013 04:24:02 | More by videofrog
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

09-12-2013 19:04:20 | More by CityofBals
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

09-10-2013 00:56:38 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-07-2013 20:30:21 | More by AlexChillton
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

09-07-2013 02:53:23 | More by sonofliberty2
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a nice sable brown with quarter inch tan, airy head that quickly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of that musty peppery funk common to the style with a hint of smoke.

Flavors, this is where it falls apart! The flavors follow through from the aromas but they compete with each other to much and nothing really shines through.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a slightly sweet but crisp finish. Fair amount of carbonation and mild aftertaste.

Looks good, smells good, taste is a disappointment. A subpar offering from two otherwise excellent breweries.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 22:10:27 | More by srhoadsy
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user785335

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-04-2013 15:14:56 | More by user785335
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TruePerception

California

2.51/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Collaboration

Stone / Evil Twin / Still Water "The Perfect Crime": black smoked saison, 6.8% ABV, Appearance: very deep dark red in the light; Smell: dark lager, licorice/coffee, light hop, BBQ charcoal; Taste/Mouthfeel: graphite, metallic/mineral, very bitter, coffee at the end, graphite taste sticks to tongue; okay

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 07:11:26 | More by TruePerception
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-28-2013 00:09:17 | More by GraduatedCashew
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-26-2013 23:03:24 | More by bruindre
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
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