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The Perfect Crime Smoking Gun - Scheldebrouwerij

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The Perfect Crime Smoking Gun
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BA SCORE
86
very good

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scheldebrouwerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tobelerone on 10-20-2012)
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-18-2013 22:50:39 | More by JDavidRice
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-17-2013 00:25:39 | More by oldedog
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-20-2013 16:42:59 | More by JohnK17
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-17-2013 22:27:28 | More by ejimhof
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looking closely at the label, I notice the subtle little outlines of what appear to be smoking apparati - bongs, hookahs, haspipes - incorporated subversively into the pattern. Ha!

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Black body with ruby highlights around the edges under a finger of loose mocha head that could only be described as "Belgian-y". Drops to a thick coating.

Smells of sharp dark fruits: plum skin, raisins soaked in vodka, kind of papery & oxidized, which is strange as I'm assuming this isn't that old, subtle smoke.

Taste is similar, with the same dark fruit notes, a moderate charred taste, & a biting alcohol. Same kind of paper thing going on, sort of husky & hay-like. A lot of these I find in obscure Belgian imports - dark fruit, sharp alcohol, rough around the edges. A little dark chocolate in the late aftertaste, but like chocolate-covered blueberries or something. A little dry red wine, tannic.

Medium-full-bodied, pretty well carbonated, sort of a soft body but with some harsh, acrid feel around the edges.

Didn't think this would've had enough time to get mishandled, but it seems oxidized & maybe just not real mature to begin with. Another of the numerous Belgian-style stouts I'm not into, & the "smoke" comes across as just burnt. Some good fruitiness & I can't say the oxidation completely hurt it, but didn't live up to my expectations of how cool I thought this was going to be.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 21:39:52 | More by OneDropSoup
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-14-2013 16:25:55 | More by Chico1985
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yeti123

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-03-2013 13:59:44 | More by yeti123
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

02-01-2013 03:15:47 | More by Sludgeman
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. A half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark and light estery fruit, toasted malt, light licorice and chocolate. Flavor follows with very nice dark dried, stone and light fruit well integrated with toasted malt, hints of licorice and wood. Sadly very little smokiness. Medium bodied. I would have hoped from some charred gunpowder from a Smoking Gun, but am still very pleased with the interesting flavors in this. Well balanced and well covered ABV. I hope I can find another bottle of this, I will buy it again in a heart beat.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:55:41 | More by LiquidAmber
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-27-2013 04:33:52 | More by lupercmda
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-27-2013 01:31:16 | More by martyl1000
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Tibi81


4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

01-22-2013 12:29:15 | More by Tibi81
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metter98

New York

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation near the edges of the glass. It poured with a half finger high light beige head that slowly died down and left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a large collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of dark fruits in the nose along with some hints of licorice.
T: Flavors of dark fruits, dark malts and a bit of sweetness are present in the taste, which also has some subtle hints of smoke in the finish (these become a bit stronger as the beer fully warms up).
M: It feels a bit higher than medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer has a high alcohol content, it's not too difficult to drink because the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste. It seems to resemble more of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale or a quadruple instead of a stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 05:57:11 | More by metter98
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-17-2013 02:49:00 | More by Hanzo
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-08-2013 05:18:46 | More by IpeeA
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Tone

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 3/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, smoke, and a hint of syrup. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, hops, alcohol, hint of pine, and slight smoke. Overall, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 16:14:31 | More by Tone
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-01-2013 16:44:34 | More by jwat
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Illos

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-01-2013 07:34:46 | More by Illos
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz poured into a Flying Dog chalice. no bottled on date. labeled as a "smoked black saison" however doesn't state that anywhere on the bottle.

A: very dark brown. head is closer to the white side than I anticipated. retention is lacking. as is the lacing.

S: the roast is a little worn out in my opinion. slightly smoky. some soft chocolate aroma as well.

T: a certain amount of char starts things off sweet. smoky as well, but not as much as I expected/hoped for. definitely some vanilla aspects. finish has a lingering burnt flavor to it.

M: very mild carbonation. full bodied.

D: meh, not as impressed as I wanted to be. the smoke aspect was not as strong as I would have liked, and the stout body on its own did not make up for it. glad I got to try, however get's a pass in my book.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 05:06:30 | More by Jimmys
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nwatson

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-27-2012 09:06:02 | More by nwatson
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tun

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-22-2012 18:45:31 | More by tun
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a touch of brown, finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Roasted chocolate malts, vanilla, smoke, coffee, dark fruits, oak, black licorice, a bit of booze.

T - Roasted dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, coffee, black licorice, some earthy hops, a bit of oak, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit thick, smokey, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Nice balanced smoked stout. Big and bold but everything works nicely.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 07:33:35 | More by ngeunit1
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a mostly cloudy consistency. There was a big, tan-colored, creamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A pretty good aroma of malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, cocoa, a little bit of coffee, and a tinge of hops in the finish. Slightly boozy, but not enough to worry about. A decent enough flavor, but not quite balanced enough.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a sharp, prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Kind of a mixed bag here. Smoking Gun is an uneven beer with some good qualities that doesn't quite make it. Nonetheless, it is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 21:32:04 | More by avalon07
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asigler


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-01-2012 00:39:46 | More by asigler
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

11-25-2012 05:04:18 | More by Jason1337
The Perfect Crime Smoking Gun from Scheldebrouwerij
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