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

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BA SCORE
80
good

612 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 48 | FT: 3
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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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours a very dark brown capped with a two finger foamy off white head, some wispy lacing. On the nose hints of smoke and farmhouse yeast. Opens with grassy hops, joined by musty farmhouse yeast and a hint of smoked wood. Finishes with continued yeasty notes and some mild hop bitterness and slight pear skin-tinged fruit notes. Fairly light-bodied and slick, moderately carbonated. Overall, nothing outstanding, but a solid brew. Considering this is a collaboration which as a whole tend to disappoint, that's saying a lot.

12-05-2012 04:31:21 | More by chanokokoro
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DiscGolfRobot

Ohio

3.19/5  rDev -8.9%

A: Dark brown and opaque. Brown head about one finger that slowly died in a minute. Some lacing

S: Subtle sweetness that isn't distinct. Saison spiciness. Subtle roast.

T: Low citrus hops up front with some sweetness. Light saison spice. Nice roast all the way through.. Slight bitter end with a light smoke coming through. Finishes out pretty dry.

M: Light body. Medium-high carbonation.

O: Was worth the try but would not buy again. They accomplished brewing a black saison but just not a style I like.

04-03-2013 04:01:28 | More by DiscGolfRobot
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Bung

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

12oz. Rusty black pour, not much light gets through. Half finger of frothy off white head. Laces a little bit.

Aroma, earthy malt, quite a bit of sage. Some yeast.

Taste, Herbal and piney hop like notes, a faint citrus. Lots of sage. The bitter is kind of in competition with the light malt and work I the yeast and it dominates them. Little bit if cardboard? A faint smokey roast as well, very faint.

Not quite medium body, good carbonation. Drink easy enough. Just a bit too bitter to me, did not come together for me.

12-27-2012 05:31:00 | More by Bung
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Braz

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

From 99 Bottles.
Appearance: Dark brown to black. Decent off white head.
Smell: Bitter slight smoky notes. Burnt woodsy smell.
Taste: Seems like a decent saison underneath the bitter smokiness. The two dont go together to me. The idea is interesting at least.
Mouthfeel: Not bad, full bodied. Moderately carbonated.
Overall: Just not for me. I love saisons and was intrigued by the idea but it just doesn't work to me.

04-28-2013 05:35:10 | More by Braz
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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice deep dark clear brown though when filled i na glass its too dark to see through, with a good one finger light tan/subtle mocha head that faded to a light, thin blanket with a nice foamy halo. Some light side lacing as well.

S - Some light smoke, very light, hints of roasted malts, some barnyard funk. Some light alcohol as well.

T - Flavors dont quite jive, but, alright. So you have the smoked malt thing going on here, light smoke up front that clashes with belgian yeasts. Peppery, funky saison belgian yeasts. And then some random pine hop bitterness thrown in at the end.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, decent carbonation for a saison. Should be higher up (number wise) but the clashing flavors makes this sit a bit odd.

O - Overall, this is one heck of a clashing beer. Smoked malts and belgian yeasts werent really meant to go together, not like this atleast. Unfortunate.

11-29-2012 20:01:55 | More by rudzud
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

I am not one to crap on Stone's collabos, but this one was subpar. Not a bad beer, but as I review my notes I find a beer that looked black w/ lace rings and mostly a malty aroma w/ very lil in the hop or yeast department. Taste is more of the same as the beer's malts of weet and dryness overpower the noticeable hops and the not at all noticeable saison qualities. I wouldn't call this a black saison at al but more like a porter or stou w/ some belgian characteristics. Not bad, but not worth trying if you haven't already.

01-12-2013 18:02:00 | More by clayrock81
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JRed

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%

Deep black with reddish edges and an off-white head. Saison aroma of apple skins, pepper, sauerkraut. Sweet and tangy mustard. Tastes of apple skins, sauerkraut, tangy with spicy mustard powder. Almost no smoke, thin beer. Light body with light carbonation. A Perfect Crime against the public at $7.99 for a 12 oz. bottle. It's allright but not worth the money.

12-02-2012 03:25:21 | More by JRed
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -7.7%

This poured out as a deep brown color with a very minimal head on top. The retention and lacing were gone before I took a first sip. The smell of the beer has some light fruity aromas with a touch of roasted malt and bread. The taste was yeasty, more bread a touch of roasted malt and some fresh grapes in the mix. The finish had a decent bitterness to it. The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side, not overly exciting. Overall this beer was nice too try but a little bit of a disappointment in my opinion. I feel it just lacks some qualities that this style of beer should have. Perhaps it would be better from a bottle.

11-24-2012 04:43:12 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured into a tulip glass jet black with a nice looking large fluffy tannish colored head that stuck like glue leaving multiple globs of lace as it settled slowly.Aromas were dry and very earthy...almost dirty,light spiced phenols and mild smoke rounded out the nose.The palate was dry as well with earthy notes and phenols mainly,the earthiness was to big for my lining,the smoke comes into play more in the aftertaste.Not overly impressed with this offering sad to say.

01-18-2013 20:50:37 | More by oberon
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.24/5  rDev -7.4%

A - Pours pretty black, like a dark porter. Tan one finger head with a little lacing.

S - Pepper, grass, funk, smokey... Pretty unique.

T - Smoked porter meets a saison. Roasted malts, white pepper & yeast. Some hoppiness peaks through.

M - Lighter body, high carbonation.

O - I'm not wild about the mixing of these two styles. I love a black IPA, just not a black saison. The only perfect crime is that they stole my money.

01-17-2013 00:50:54 | More by cvm4
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

06-25-2013 19:49:08 | More by JMS1512
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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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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-01-2012 21:13:30 | More by GRG1313
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-13-2014 01:00:50 | More by VeganUndead
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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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DrunkenMonk

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-06-2014 06:58:10 | More by DrunkenMonk
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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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mckinnmd

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-06-2013 01:41:08 | More by mckinnmd
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-30-2013 22:23:52 | More by MRsojourner
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Modernrickk

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-11-2014 21:46:08 | More by Modernrickk
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-22-2013 03:43:25 | More by Drucifer
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-09-2013 21:08:26 | More by jhillwastaken
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-17-2012 00:36:40 | More by Dave_Treat
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-03-2013 04:14:04 | More by DerekMorgan
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing Co.
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