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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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 itís best not to even talk about it.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 Bottle. Dark pour which is clear held to the light with a tan head. Aroma is light smoke, herbs, clove, and some bitter hops on the finish. Smoke comes through much more in the flavor and is mixed with the clove before some hop bitterness at the end. Clean mouthfeel. The beer has all of the advertised elements in relative harmony but the saison yeast does not really play that well off the smoke IMHO. Worth a try. Note - Iím drinking this on tap day after my bottle review and the clove/yeast character is reduced which allows the smoke and hops to assert more and improves the taste. Kinda cool beer actually if you give it a chance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
February 21st, 2013 - Breaking guidelines seems to be a trend in my review list these days, though the collaborative "The Perfect Crime" is more explicit about its intentions. Does it live up to the hype? How egregiously does it snap itís "Smoked" label over its own knee? Well, it certainly looks like itís in the Rauch camp, with a deep, dark body, and a darker-than-tan head. And the nose is smokey too, with a touch of smoked peat and some grape sugar. But the smoked element is on the milder side, almost as if the aroma were a smoked food, like almonds, and not just the smell of smoke. Thatís a plus, but not a style defying jab to the man. The flavor is also similarly smoky, though more carbonated than many smoked beers Iíve had, and more of the mineral water quality too. The aftertaste improves on the foretaste, introducing the peat found in the nose, but also turning up the acidity for a better and more interesting balance. The Perfect Crime is a unique twist on smoked beers, but I donít think it evades categorization. Thatís okay - what I want is something that is appreciably complex, and while those first few seconds of the flavor are a nadir, the rest of this beerís qualities are engaging.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1460) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours like a cola with a foamy tan head. Light smoke aroma, some citrus. Hoppy flavour, really lacking a great saison yeast taste, some coffe flavours. Hmmm fine beer, but Iím not tasting what theyíre selling.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Type: Draft Glass: Tulip From: Stone Brewing Company Price: $6 BOD: N/A Black with a finger (when I got it) of tan head. Good lacing - foamy and milky. Good retention. Smelled toffee, caramel, chocolate, molasses and light dark sour fruit. Tasted sour fruit, grape, kiwi, plum, chocolate and toffee with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Fizzy (high) carbonation. Astringent finish. I was a bit disappointed overall. Lots of flavors but nothing that really stood out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1408) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Light brown head is thin and short, dark brown/black. Light arome has licorice, coffee, caramel, ash, slightly roasted. Crisp round, bitter, dry, highly roasted nearly burned, long roastrd bitter finish, berry also. Tasty but quite much roasted. Would not drink many of these.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1377) - - JAN 8, 2013
Smokey aroma, but not too strong. Pours dark brown with thin head. Tastes very smooth with a slightly smokey finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours an opague black color with a thick, bubbly taupe head. Faint roasted malt aroma hints at cocoa, yeast and burnt wood. Rather dry and yeasty upfront. Subtle bittersweet chocolate with an underlying smokiness. Spicy, peppery hops in the finish. Silky mouthfeel and medium bodied. Unique and interesting; definitely worth seeking out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12 oz pour from bottle. Fairly dark brown. Never had a dark saison before. Some maltiness followed by saison spiciness but overtaken by hop bitterness. Some lingering smokiness but aftertaste is mostly dry and bitter. Pretty good but not as unique flavors as I was expecting and a lot more bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 I like it enough, but it isn?t what it they said. More of a black ale than saison. The smoke is very light at the end. The saison taste is a flash in the pan and it?s gone to the ale only taste. It is a nice beer, but the rating is because I expected more. Bottle

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
Upside surprise at a recent Stone Brewery tap take-over in Wellington. First dark beer my better half says she liked - and I thought it was to die for. Deliciously different.


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