Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone The Perfect Crime Black Smoked Saison

 
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Formerly brewed at Stone Brewing
Style: Smoked
Escondido, California USA

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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 its best not to even talk about it.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2083) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a very deep dark color. Nose is heavy malt and chocolate with some spice. Taste is full of malt, with sweetness and smokiness.....with a myriad of spices. Finish is bitter and lingers with the same complex flavors and spices. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2025) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
This was again another Stone-spin on a particular style. I think it worked. The aroma was fruity and malty and spicy. The color was a cloudy brown with minimal head. The flavors defied expectation and are difficult to explain. Fruity tartness, smoked, woody, spicy and some hops at the end. Not necessarily refreshing. Kudos for not giving a crap about style, just not sure this would be something to revisit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (2025) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
Sample at All in beer fest 2015. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, smoke, herbal with coffee and ashes. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (2014) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2013
bottle thanks beau! pours dark brown with a massive tan head! aroma of rye and peppercorn. taste is a little spicy and some fruity wheat little hops

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (2005) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with a bit of head. Tastes like a mild saison with some hop flavors. Very intriguing and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (2000) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours an opaque mahogany with a one finger khaki head. Little bit of thin,weak lace. Light smoke on the aroma with Belgian yeast, hint of bubblegum & grass. Earthy smelling. Lots of roasted malt flavor. Some dark fruit taste with a pretty substantial hop bite on the back end. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Easy to drink. Interesting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Aroma of dry floral, slight coffee and perfumey grape. Pours black with a small sudsy head. Taste is a neat mix of floral bread and a nice smokey aftertaste. Very neat combination of tastes. Almost tastes like a black belgian ipa (a la Iron Hill Ironfish).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1969) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Dark brown with tan head. Smoky, roasted malt, brown sugar aroma. Sweet roasted malt start followed with some tartness with slight dark chocolate and smoke notes finished with some citrus hops flavors in finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at Jerrys. Black with big, foamy, tan head / Musty, toasty nose of banana, dark fruit, smoke, cocoa, and roast barley / Medium body, mostly dry with some astringency, fruit nudged to the background, with bitter finish / Dry, mild, and bitter flavors of banana, smoke, salami, dark roast coffee, and prune / The bitterness dominates, and the potentially interesting flavors just quite arent up to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at mugs ale house with Jenny. Pour is dark, off white head, thick lacing. Floral and herbal in the upfront taste.. Burnt caramelize malts in the finish coupled with bitter pine. Great finish


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