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When two gypsies team up with an arrogant bastard, there is bound to be some criminal activity...better to view this project as a conspiracy rather than a collaboration. The strengths of all involved were utilized to break the laws of style guidelines...dark with deception, mysteriously smoked, unexplainably dry, and intriguingly hoppy...maybe it’s best not to even talk about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4175) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2013
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of spiciness, some roasted and smoked notes, light green apple, and a nice bitterness. Flavor the same, with a really interesting mix of everything. Average texture. A cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head that leaves really good lacing. Smells of smoked malt, Belgian yeast, black pepper, roasted malt, and grass. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a nice sweet smoked flavor that shines in the aftertaste. As it warms you can taste a slight oak flavor as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with great carbonation. Overall this is a great collaboration with 3 great breweries involved. Really liked the oak smoked malts added it makes it unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
Subtle, sensuous aroma - first noticably Belgian with a tangy/yeasty fruitiness, then the understated smoke comes through. Inky, decent tan head, good faux-painted bottle. Acidic, tangy and creosotic. Slippery mouthfeel, medium body, pitchy finish. This is more like an awkward juggling act rather than a cohesive performance. Meh. Market Square Liquors, TImberlane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Fairly vigorous dark brown pour, a rocky head settling down to reveal some beige dustiness to the beer, which seems to evoke its ingedients somehow. Dry straw notes and yeast in the nose, along with subdued smoke. Lively mouthfeel, not quite as full as desired in places. Flavors are earthy for the most part, but there are some prominent chocolate notes that meld fairly nicely with the smoky and grainy dimensions. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1777) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2013
The Perfect Crime is the perfect beer. Nothing wrong with this one at all. Find it now, while it lasts!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
Bottle from New Seasons - Division. Nice black body with puffy tan head. Nose is yeasty, malty. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, roasty malts, some notes of smoked ham in the finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyReynolds (918) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
That is an odd aroma. Soured bread, smoked malts, toasted caramel, and cheese (?). Taste brings the smokiness out fo sho. Lighter palate, finishing dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9633) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
355ml bottle (Angleterre, Helinki)
Slightly pooey aroma, a bit dodgy. Nice black, small beige head. Nicer taste there’s some pleasant bacon in the roast. Still a bit messy. Finish is quite thin and short. Some nice roast aspects, but still a bit messy generally.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1457) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle via beer world. Lovely sienna brown int he glass with athin head that settles to spotty foam momentarily. Intricate droopy lacing hangs about awhile. Nose of wet wood and yeast. If two gypsies team up with anyone there is bound to be a dog involved in the transaction. As fate would have it there was a dog in the beer store when I bought this. Smoky slate chalk body with a strong undertone of spices mixed with tangy yeast. Edge translucent otherwise dark as night. chalk finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a deep black with a nose of roasted pecans and singed hop petals. Flavor is slightly smoked hop nuts and a touch of banana charcoal in the finish. Decent mouthfeel. Not bad.

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