The Perfect Crime Hollow Point - Scheldebrouwerij
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Reviews by Roguer:
4.04/5 rDev +6.6%
Thin cream head - almost no carbonation from the pour. Beautifully opaque brown brew. Very nice (but thin) solid lacing.
Boozy and sour aroma: alcohol and wine grapes are at the forefront, with figs, cherries, and prunes in the background. Very slight nuttiness and earthiness, with a hint of wheat.
Sour on the forefront, boozy on the back end, with more traditional quad flavors in between and all around. Sweet and sour cherries make the strongest fruit appearance, while grapes and prunes are represented as well. Walnuts and pecans round out the nuttiness.
Surprisingly thin mouthfeel, with an equally surprising carbonation bite, considering the thin head. Some foaming, but not too much. Noticeable warming from the 10% ABV. Very cloying, coating your entire mouth pleasantly, for quite a while, too.
I'm pleasantly surprised by this quad. No one's going to mistake it for Roche 10, but it's still very tasty. It could use far better balance in hiding the alcohol, and the slight sourness was surprising. I wouldn't pit it against the Belgian big boys (or even the better American quads), but it's certainly a tasty beer in its own right.
10-12-2013 22:43:08 | More by Roguer
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3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
A nice incarnation of the classic style. Poured into a Chimay goblet, and despite the long ride home displayed beautifully clear ruby and mahogany hues. Moderate tan head, receding into a thin remaining layer with scattered bits of lace left on the walls of the glass. Aromas of fig, plum, cognac and finishing with hints of bitter chocolate. The first sip yields typical abbey style quad flavors which become more elaborate as the beer warms. It begins with dried fruit, sweet and reminiscent of raisin, fig and apricot, with an apparent hop bitterness and hints of green apple and white grape. The piney, resinous flavors contributed by the hops are briskly swept away by the rich flavors of eastern European malts and dark candi sugar finishing with a lingering sweetness. Body is silky smooth yet dry throughout, very nice going down.
Overall i wouldn't rate this beer as a milestone quad, but it is most definitely one worth trying. A few modern twists blended with a well crafted base mark this beer as distinct among the giants of the style.
12-12-2012 03:51:51 | More by ZEROorDIE
4/5 rDev +5.5%
(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer pours a slightly dense brown body with a garnet hint at the base and a fizzy porous head of light tan.
S- The baked apple crisp esters have hints of dark brown sugar and some cola notes growing as it opens up. There is a roasted apple skin note in the finish.
T- The dry woody malt flavor leads to an earthy dry bitter note in the finish. Some dry brown sugar hints and dry circus peanut esters come through as it opens aswell.
M- the light mouthfeel has a nice little alcohol prick in the finish supported by a tight little fizz.
O- The nice depth to the nose doesn't quite make it to the taste but it has some nice character and a good gentle alcohol bite to complete the beer. Very nice sipping beer and not the normal quad character.
01-06-2014 22:12:54 | More by rhoadsrage
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Brewed in Stratford, CT by Two Roads Brewing Company. Picture matches but does not say product of Belgium on the bottom of the label.
A: Pours a slightly opaque ruby brown with a thin off white head. Spots of lacing on the sides. Visible carbonation in the haze.
S: Nice aroma of dark fruits blended with sweet malts. Bit of wheat or pale malts it seems. Is fairly subdued.
T: As with the aroma there is solid dark fruits and a great fermented taste to this one. Raisins, fig and molasses are dominant. Not supremely complex but a very drinkable quad.
M: Full body with ample creaminess. Finish is actually fairly crisp. Booze is incredibly hidden.
Overall it is reasonably priced, high in alcohol and the flavor is balanced and drinkable. Won't knock your socks off but is a solid one for a relaxing night.
10-29-2013 01:32:14 | More by CloudStrife
3.8/5 rDev +0.3%
12oz bottle, day 15 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar. This now appears to be contract brewed in Stratford, CT, but everything else looks exactly the same. A quad on a Sunday night, ok, then.
This beer pours a murky, yet bright orange brick amber hue, with three fingers of cushioned puffy and densely foamy ecru head, which leaves some stellar limestone cliff profile lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly subsides.
It smells of semi-sweet full bready caramel malt, dark sugar, musty black fruit - prune, plum, and raisins - a hint of earthy funk, mild yeast, and a slowly rising alcohol heat. The taste is more fruit-oriented up front, with the overripe oranges, prunes, dried apricots, mild bruised banana, and pithy melon all intermixing, followed by a puttering gritty caramel malt, hovering dry yeast, mild candy sugar, and a sort of sweet red wine booziness leaching in.
The carbonation is rather quiet and underwhelming, the body a sturdy medium weight, generally quite smooth, and even a wee bit creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, just, as the malt and fruit hold 'er steady, while the alcohol retains its gentlemanly bearing by keeping mostly out of sight.
A tasty enough quad, with a respectably integrated and rounded 10 points of booze. It's got everything going on that the greats do, except for a certain subtle complexity, a sense of unrestrained togetherness, cold fury and all that. A smile-inducing entry for this calendar business, and more appropriate fodder for we dealing with one stress-inducing winter thus far.
12-16-2013 03:17:55 | More by biboergosum
4.31/5 rDev +13.7%
A: pours a tawny, blood orange to deep red with a nice off white head.
S: Malts, fruit and spice dominate this complex brew. Scent is magnified as it warms. Booze and bready notes ate apparent as well.
T: fig, raisin, plums and some apple and pear flavors combine with a malty sweetness to provide a great overall flavor profile. Finishes sweet with a slight boozy burn.
M: full bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth with a warm finish.
O: really enjoyed this brew and a fine example of a Quad. Its complexity makes it stand out and it really leaves you wanting another sip. This is one to savor.
08-11-2013 03:23:19 | More by Infamous7100
4/5 rDev +5.5%
A: deep ruby brown with but a hint of haze in a snifter, sparse tan head slipped into a collar and left some lace motes in the glass
S: deep, dark fruits, like figs and plums, woodier and boozy high points
T: suggestive of dark-skinned fruits with pale flesh soaked in liquor, toffee and caramel sugars
M: not a full-bodied as some quads, smooth, slick, low carbonation
O: a real nice sipper, regal; having some things in common with old ales and Scotch ales, which I might've pegged this for in a blind-tasting
08-02-2013 02:48:01 | More by Greywulfken
4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany amber with a thin fine offf-white head the dissipates to a thin persistent film and light lacing. Aroma of fresh stone fruit, Belgian yeast, sweet malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor follows, with peach, plum and light apple, estery; Belgian yeast, caramel malt; light hops in the finish. A nice complex, sweet, flavorful quad. The alcohol evident in the aroma was well covered in the flavor. Medium bodied. I enjoyed this quite a bit. This will be a definite repeat.
10-29-2012 04:36:51 | More by LiquidAmber
3.73/5 rDev -1.6%
A: The beer is slightly hazy reddish brown in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation along with some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose—plums seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and bits of sweetness that linger through the finish.
M: If feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: You can definitely tell that this is a strong beer given its sweetness; there are some hints of alcohol in the overall taste.
02-21-2013 03:47:56 | More by metter98
The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.