Evil Twin/Stillwater/Stone Collaboration 2012 – “The Perfect Crime” Black Smoked Saison – 4 out of 7

Evil Twin Stillwater Stone The Perfect Crime

I wonder if they knew about The Perfect Crime Co. in Scheldebrouwerij, Meer, Belgium before brewing this one? Because there’s a clone beer out there in the ether. Regardless, right at the opening of this I could not find any smoke. It smells like a good beer, but not a smoked beer. In the taste, hops crop up, which is a little bit of a surprise for what I review, but the color is not a surprise. 5 out of 7 darkness points, Zero sausage detection, and smokepower taste… Zero. My overall happiness factor is a 4 out of 7 meaning that I am not happy or sad, just in the middle. I will resist throwing this bottle against the wall (before it is empty). Not a smokebeer, except in name only.

Brewer Stone/Evil Twin/Stillwater
Beer Name “The Perfect Crime” Black Smoked Saison
Brewer’s Description Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone “The Perfect Crime” Black Smoked Saison. In a masterfully orchestrated collaboration of the minds, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Denmark’s Evil Twin Brewing, Brian Strumke from Baltimore’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales, and Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele crafted a beer that cleverly exploits the definition of a saison.
Food Pairings Smokebeer
Brewer Location San Diego, CA
Alcohol content by volume 6.8%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 60
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 1
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 1
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (low – high) 4

All three get a pos-men here:

http://eviltwin.dk/

http://www.stonebrewing.com/

http://www.stillwater-artisanal.com/

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About SmokeBeerMinistry

I like beers that taste like smoke.
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