Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - The Perfect Crime

Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone - The Perfect Crime

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Brewed by Stone Brewing Company

Escondido, CA, United States

Style:  Saison

6.8% Alcohol by Volume

60 International Bittering Units

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Years spent as close colleagues with a bent for the gypsy lifestyle have bred a great deal between brewers Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Evil Twin Brewing Company and Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales: respect, friendship, creativity…and a wee bit of deviance. The latter remained pensively dormant for a long while until one night in Copenhagen, greased by firewater and many pints’ worth of fine craft beer, the unlawful wheels inside their heads began to turn. It was a process that could not be reversed, at least not until that overbearing beast’s appetite for havoc had been satisfied. http://blog.stonebrew.com/index.php/perfectcrime/ Recently, they fed the monster, graduating from questionable characters on the gypsy fringe to full-fledged criminals. All it took was the identification of the ideal accomplice; an abettor with both the smarts and the goods to help them pull off the perfect crime. They found just that in a devious soul by the name of Mitch Steele. That’s right—there’s another side to Stone’s mild-mannered brewmaster. Beneath his kindly, ever-present grin lies a shifty felon with a penchant for fermentable mayhem. When approached by Jarnit-Bjergsø and Strumke, there was no hesitation. Steele was game to be the third wheel on their runaway tricycle to the dark side; a destination where farmhouse ales as black as the souls of those flippant enough to blatantly ignore tradition and craft a saison rife with equal parts of smoke and audacity can not only exist, but rise to the top of the heap as this underworld’s trademark libation. Under the cover of night, the trio forged just such a rule-breaking oddity…and just like that shiny apple luring a pure, good-hearted dame in the garden of Eden, that beer—Evil Twin/Stillwater/Stone The Perfect Crime Black Smoked Saison—is impossible to resist. It ships out today. Do like Eve and these criminal masterminds. Give in to temptation. Dance with the devil. Embrace this untraditional yet delectable product of brewers gone bad in the name of good and get some for yourself. In the meantime, drink in the tale of how The Perfect Crime was successfully committed…

ID: 50349 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 11 years ago

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Overall Rank4974
Overall Percentile90.7
Style Rank137 of 1253
Style Percentile89.1
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.600
Weighted Score3.420
Standard Deviation0.300

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  • IBREW2OR3 1040 reviews
    rated 3.9 5 months ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Rated in Feb. 2013. 12oz bottle pours dark brown with some deep ruby red colored hues and a thin tan head of foam. The aroma is full and offers up a mix of lime, funky yeast and soured molding grapefruit. Interesting taste where modest roasted malts and maltiness meet lime and grapefruit and a bit of moldy funk. This creates a fairly pleasing combination of flavors for me

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Aroma has both fruity and smoky components, as well as hints of hops and yeast. It pours an opaque coffee brown with a fairly thick, if not very persistent, tan head. Flavor has a strong note of bitter wood, with subtle tones of caramel, cherry, honey and roast malt in attendance. Texture seems on the thin side, though the fizz is lively. Definitely - interesting. Still, give it a try, see whatcha think.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled on 3/21/2013. This Saison pours a very dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white/beige foamy head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, spices, a touch of smoke and some hops. A medium to light bodied saison. The malts are roasty, chocolate and coffee. The hops are herbal and grapefruity. Decent carbonation. Not sure the black saison idea works all that well the roasty and spicy seem to conflict some. There is also a slightly tart/funky thing going on at the finish. Interesting but even more conflicts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and funky.

  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I had a 13oz glass of this at Fire on the Mountain in Portland today. Super dark with a huge, creamy head, which surprised me. A little sweet and only slightly smoking. Pretty easy going, but not as good as I was hoping it would be.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Aromas of fresh Herbal hops, very faint yeasts some fruit. Amber black body almost no head thin spotty lace. Flavors have a bit of roasted malt, fruity yeast finish. Unusual for the style but interesting.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Dark, malty for a saison. Still herbal with a little barnyard and a little smoke. Obviously well made and unique, wish I could get this kind a thing regularly.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A murky reddish brown ale with a small light beigefoamy textured head rising briefly above. Settles into a thick film and ringlet. Yeast, sour aroma. A cornocupia of flavoring: pepper, smokey, molassess, bitter citric rind. Light-medium bodied. Effervescent. Interesting.

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