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

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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
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of duff247
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of beergoot
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a dark mahogany brown and topped with a decent, off-white head. Pepper and carob aromas, earthy and grassy. Sweet, dark roasted malt flavors combined with spicy bitterness and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fairly light, crisp and dry.

I certainly can't find the 'smoked' component to this beer, but it's tasty enough for what it is. I'm not sure if I would consider this saison so much either due to a general lack of fruity character. There is a spiciness, and a general dark ale side to it, so there is flavor to be had. I just think it misses its advertised styling.

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Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of WankelEngine
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours almost completely black with hints of brown, entirely opaque. There is a nice foamy, tan colored head of about one finger which dissipates to a very thin, oily cap over the course of a minute or two. Mild layers of lace.

S: The first thing I pick up on the nose is some bitter, roasted flavor. This roasted aroma is fairly sharp as it is backed up by the estery profile of Belgian yeast. Other Belgian flavors, bubblegum and apple, provide a counterpoint to the otherwise bitingly bitter aroma.

T: Roasted malt is still predominant, but fairly balanced between that and the Belgian profile. Bittersweet chocolate and a good deal of smoke. The saison side of things provides a little bit of funk and very light bubblegum. The finish is very bitter, all the bitterness of the roasted malt and saison rolled into a lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with low but effervescent carbonation.

O: An interesting combination of styles, but not the best execution. The aroma is good, but the flavor is too bitter. I like bitterness, but the finish is all roasted and alcohol.

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Photo of chugamugofsud
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of RudnicsMEB
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Dactrius
2.25/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep rich brown, but settles in to the glass almost black. Head is a very light tan, bubbly, and rocky. Drops to a spotty, slightly chunky cap with a loose collar. Some splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Heavy banana. Ripe fruit and a touch of candy. Lingering spiciness pushes clove and a touch of pepper. Faint, very faint, smoked malt running through the back. Sweet with a solid splash of wheat. Apple skin and a touch of citrus. Mild hop influence. Some grassy, slightly musty undertones. A touch medicinal. Dried cherries.

Taste: Grain. Smoked, cracked wheat. Some pepper and clove spice. Banana takes a back seat, thankfully. Citrus and herbal hop notes run through the back. Slightly smoky. Some dark, dried cherry. Raw grain and grass. Some musty backnotes. Slightly roasted. Soft yeast. Some dark sugars, pushing into almost burnt territory. Same medicinal hint from the nose builds a bit as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Suprisingly dry. Almost crisp, with a lingering smooth feel. Moderate carbonation. Slightly creamy medium body.

Overall: You forgot to account for one important detail!

More Beligan than anything else. Missed the saison feel for me. Smoke was minimal, but ended up being a nice touch overall. Not the best collab, but it has potential with a real farmhouse yeast.

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Photo of acsprouse
4.19/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - very dark. Ruby redness coning through against the light

S: roasted malts.. chocolate, smokey

T: roasted malt and smokiness

M: Medium body nice carbonation.

O: good brew. You should give it a try, its a little different on the style that traditional but that makes it fun. Not the best beer.. but its a Good one.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of quilty
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of goblue3509
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Florida_SC_Trojan
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - black with a half of an inch of soft, foamy, brownish head. This beer pours like a porter.

S: A slightly different aroma of chocolate, a rather faint smell grain.

T: Rather mild with falvors of roasted malt and suble hints of smoke.

M: Medium body with a dry finish.

Overall I liked this beer. It is completely different from any other saisons that I have had. It is worth a try.

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Photo of JMad
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off white head that was filmy and left a lot of lacing.
Smells slightly tangy with a hint of smoke some dark fruits and a bit of clove.
The taste is roasty and earthy with a nice citrus hop finish.
It is medium bodied with good carbonation ahd is quite refreshing.
Thought this beer was better than the reviews it's gotten so far, it's interesting without getting too crazy.

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Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DrBrewDay
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of PaulMc
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of hayesjw
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Mikegonzo
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jessicapreuss
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of arizcards
3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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