Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
79
okay
647 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
Read the review
Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime"Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime"
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chugalug06 on 11-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
647
Reviews:
188
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
48
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of guytyping
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Chaney
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

 487 characters

Photo of Jacob007
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BryantForestry
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of videofrog
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of CityofBals
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of sonofliberty2
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of srhoadsy
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

 630 characters

Photo of user785335
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of TruePerception
2.57/5  rDev -26.1%
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

 369 characters

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bruindre
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

$4.99/12oz. Poured into a chalice. Bottle on 10/16/12.

Even if smokey beers are a turn-off for you (as they can be for me) don’t let this beer’s description drive you away. The smokiness is faint in all areas. Somewhat reminiscent of the Stone/Victory/DFH Saison Buff collaboration in both aroma and taste. Not a true saison though, so to what style do you grade, a Belgian Specialty?

A – Pours a black opaque with a half-finger of light brown/tan head, which quickly dissipates. Average lacing. Head easily recovered with a good swirl.

S – Standard farmyard yeasty aroma but with more of a wheat and even an adjunct component. Some faint peppery spiciness.

T – Smoke is faint, slight creaminess, bitter in the end with a bit of lemon in the finish.

MF – Can I say smokiness in the mouth feel as well, acrid, dry finish. Well carbonated.

 854 characters

Photo of bmmortale
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Skunkdrool
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of army01
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Jenlo_21
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SFACRKnight
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Hobbit
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - "The Perfect Crime" from Stone Brewing
3.48 out of 5 based on 647 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.