The Perfect Crime Hollow Point - Scheldebrouwerij
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3.54/5 rDev -6.6%
A soft, partly cloudy, reddish-orange body topped with a rich, foamy head. A funky, rich malt nose; some dark fruits (e.g., apricots and prunes or old oranges) and twinges of nuttiness; vanilla. Big booze and malt flavors, echoing many of the aromas. Finely fizzy, medium-heavy body.
A big, chewy beer that hits a bit heavy on the alcohol side of things. Not bad but lacks refinement.
11-19-2013 01:23:38 | More by beergoot
3.91/5 rDev +3.2%
From a 355 ml bottle (bottled July 10, 2013) into a chalice.
A-The brew pours heavily into the glass with very little head. The thin head of tan foam drops quickly to a few patches and exposes a reddish-hued brown liquid. The beer is light in color for the style, but still very murky.
S-I smell white grapes, a bit of citrus twang, golden raisins, and overripe banana. I also get a good dose of dark caramel and the lightest whiff of spices. Sweetness is high and the brew lacks the earthy, leathery smells of some quads, but the booze is well-concealed and the smell is pleasing.
T-The taste is also heavy on the golden raisin, overripe banana, and brown caramel. There is a little bit of prune, but the flavors here are lighter than many quads. The finish provides an interesting combination of root beer like spices and sweetness.
M-The feel is medium in heft with a really nice, soft, filling carbonation. A good example of the style.
O-I liked my first few sips of this beer more than the last few sips. As noted above, the flavors (and color) are a little on the light side, and while this doesn't make for a bad beer, it leaves this brew a little short of the best quads out there in terms of complexity and flavor. Light flavors notwithstanding, the mouthfeel here is excellent.
10-29-2013 01:35:51 | More by spoony
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
3.78/5 rDev -0.3%
12oz bottle poured into a tulip.
Hazy reddish brown with 3 fingers of bone-white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.
Plum, raisin, peach and candy sugar.
Big doses of candy sugar with lesser notes of overripe plum, raisin and red grape. Hints of peach and SweetTarts. Some earthy Belgian yeastiness.
Medium-light bodied, silky, oily, smooth and sticky.
It's sweet and sugary and the dark fruits are there. The 10% abv is well hidden.
10-17-2013 18:45:57 | More by justintcoons
3.64/5 rDev -4%
The six pack mix goes on...
Poured a nice reddish brown with some cloudiness. Good off white head with great lacing.
Nose is a little barnyard.
Taste: Sweet, caramel, phenol. A little too sweet
Mouth feel: Nice carbonation
Overall: Much better examples out there. This is a pretty stiff competition for a category. This beer is drinkable but not as complex as I am used to.
10-14-2013 23:09:01 | More by daledeee
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
The Perfect Crime Hollow Point from Scheldebrouwerij
85 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.