Review – Crime from Stone Brewing

It had been awhile since a box from Stone Brewing had reached my doorstep, but then I received this….


To give away my review, I am so glad that I did not get Punishment.  This beer is all pepper.  Seriously, it is hot.  My cheeks are warm and my lips are stinging.  Crime is part of the 2013 Series, Quingenti Millilitre.  This was Batch No. 8.  It has red and green Jalapenos.  Cause why not.  Then they added MORE peppers.  Caribbean Red Hots, Black Naga’s, Fatalis and something with Scorpion in the title.

Supposedly it is Lukcy Basartd Ale aged in Bourbon barrels.  But those flavors are gone.  Obliterated.  Nowhere to be found.  To me it is undrinkable when warm and barely good when ice cold.  I am not a pepper fan but I have enjoyed Habanero Sculpin in the past as well as other beers with chile in them when they worked “With” the rest of the beer.  That is not the case here.  This is one note and that note is hot.  More novelty beer than anything else.


I wish I had gotten No. 7 in the series the Southern Charred.  Oh well.  At least the new book I am reading is good.  It is by L.A. (Echo Park) author Charlie Huston. Skinner is about “asset protection” in general but fast paced action with social commentary on the side.  Another cracking read from Huston whose book The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death is one of my favorites.

Quingenti Millilitre – Round 2

Well, no phone calls or e-mail from Stone Brewing. SO it appears I was not one of the lucky ones to win the first offering in the Quingenti Millilitre series. But now the second is on it’s way…..

There will be an aged Bourbon Belgo as well.

I am sure these will sell-out and probably most will be aged even further by those lucky to get one.

If you have Tuesday, September 27th off and you want to get a jump on Christmas, head on down to Escondido and buy the almost on shelves history of Stone book with the very long title. Each book you buy gives you the opportunity to buy one of these three new Quingenti’s. Plus you can get them signed by Greg Koch, Steve Wagner and Randy Clemens.