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The Perfect Crime Hollow PointThe Perfect Crime Hollow Point

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Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by John_M on 10-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Tone
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, astringency, slight grass, hint of yeast, slight pale malt, hint of banana, hint of coriander, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of a Quadrupel. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, yeast, sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of citrus, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, strong body, but lacking in complexity, good appearance and decent aroma.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

somewhat of a blonde quad, lighter looking, more copper than brown or red, not a ton of head, just a thin tan film. the nose is lighter too, less sweetness and more of a saison yeast aromatic than a belgian one. paler grain too, more of a cereal or cracker vibe than the molasses and honey notes i usually get in this style. the flavors are subtle too on the grain front, with fruity yeast doing about as much flavoring as the grain. i dont find it thin or lacking though, and with how well hidden the alcohol is, i am pleased that its so light, its a very different take on the quad. not a ton of sweetness, but a mild butterscotch finish, and then the yeast dries it right up, its real tasty but again, extremely unconventional as a quad. better as a strong ale i think, but a cool beer nevertheless. hides its booze well and doesnt show sweet, i like that. great bubbles and only a lighter medium on the body. affordable too at just 5 bucks or so per bottle.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
2.96/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A-poured a murky light brown with an off white head that dissipated quickly

S-semi-fruity, but mostly it smelled odd, somewhat like urine

T-fruity with some caramel and a hint of Belgian spice-not very good, especially for the style

M-semi-thick and syrupy

D-not a very good version of the style, so I wasn't disappointed in only having half of a bottle

Overall, I would never drink this again.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

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Photo of Derek
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very clear pour with light orange and chestnut hues, very thin ring of retention, but it shows some leg.

S: Tropical fruit (pineapple and papaya), field berries and hints of cheap, boozy Canadian sherry.

T: Fairly alcohol forward, caramalized raisins, christmas cake (maraschino cherries), candied pineapple, papaya, modest bitterness, light spicing and thankfully not phenolic.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body has a drying alcohol finish.

O: I think this would age REALLY nicely.

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Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the Craft Beer Advent Calender here also, drank it tonight (a couple days late).

A: Deep auburn-orange kind of huge, thickly cloudy and a dense head that's a darker shade of tan than I'd have expected given the beer's colour. Head sticks around and laces well.

S: Gentle, mildly sweet fruit esters and breadiness.

T: Banana bread mostly with a bit of dried fruit as well. Maybe some apricot as the earthy hops adds something to the fruit mix. Rich and leaning towards sweet but well countered by earthiness.

M: Thick, well textured body. Carbonation is gentle.

O: I really found this to be a pleasant beer to drink, there isn't any heat really at all from the alcohol like most quads. I'm wondering if the 5 months the calender spent in warm storage, which has been to the detriment of many of the beers inside, actually played a positive role in this heartier beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Pours a murky amber tinted tea appearance. A quick vanishing taupe head that dwindles to a bubbly wake.

S: Candy malt, syrupy dark fruits, cardboard, faint dirty pine needles, cinnamon sticks, anise, hints of ginger, cardamom, rose water and sweet dark bread. A slight tartness.

T/M: Juicy dark fruit, rock candy, cigar smoke, apple peels, cranberries, bready, estery, slightly tart, floral spice and gulam jamun. Gently carbonated chewy body that finishes with a slow building dryness. Spiced rum once warmed.

O: This was on point. A complex assortment blended into a brilliant concoction. The spice profile mixed with slight tartness really sets this off. I tried to take my time but it didn't turn out as I planned. Extremely easy drinking for the ABV and as dangerous as a hollow point. Cheers!

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Photo of beergoot
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of spoony
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of daledeee
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from my stillwater wine glass.

a - beer pours a fairly attractive dark maroon with a half finger of bubbly head that hung out for a while. it had a bit of a creamy look to it.

s - crisp zesty white pepper leads the way like a menthol coating. beneath is dark fruit and belgian yeast.

t/m - flavor is quite nice. fairly soft and light...leaves a white pepper aftertaste with a hint of bitterness and crispness. dark fruit, but again, in the back seat behind the spicing.

o - overall, interesting take on the style, but when it comes to quads, i'm a bit of a purist and for my taste buds and likes, you really can't top the classics from belgium for this style. very unique and interesting and worth checking out, but not something i'd pick up a 6'er of.

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Photo of Infamous7100
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of mrchrisray
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

So from my understanding this is a collab between Evil Twin and Stillwater. A quad using Westvleteren yeast (!!!!).

Rudy red in color, not much head or retention bit some good looking lacing.

Smells big and bold and mysterious, can't quite put my finger on it.

Very smooth and balanced. A little doughy.

A little bubbly and easy to drink.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of hustlesworth
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a murky plummy reddish brown with an extremely dense ecru colored head. Brilliant texture to the foam as it settles (in a reasonable time) down to a thin disk of foamy haze. Broken sheets of lace coat the glass nicely. Clears up as it warms.

S- fruity boozy whiskied aroma full date, fig, raisin, prune, berries, vanilla, caramel, oak, pineapple, fruitcake and a sweetish spiced cookie malty undertone. Earthy, slight citrus. Rubbing alcohol as it warms.

T- strong chocolatey flavor along with the aforementioned dried fruits but much woodier and much less fruity than the aroma. Suggestions of brandy soaked cherries and noble hops with a clean grassy bitterness throughout. Boozy dry and grainy in the finish.

MF- prominent alcohol warmth and dryness. Stinging carbonation is nice but the bubbles feel big. Juicy otherwise.

D- the smell is the high point here. Unbalanced flavor is dominated by alcohol without and fruity tartness and sweetness to compete. Unwelcome bitterness pairs with the booze and bring an odd feel to the meeting. Sweet label with the vine & firearm motif, but the quad behind it is only a full metal jacket at best.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is poured a light brown color with a bit of an orange-amber hue. Upon pouring there is only a tiny white head which fades rather rapidly to leave only a trace level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of dark fruits and malt with the dark fruit being mainly of a plum smell, but mixed with some raisin and fig. The malty aromas are a mix of caramel malt as well as a more bready smell. Rounding the nose out are notes of a yeasty smell mixed with spice of coriander and a strong boozy smell.

Taste – The taste begins big in of a dark fruit sweetness of raisin and a bit of plum backed by some slightly bready maltiness. The fruit flavors from the start have a strong spiced and almost rum soaked flavor. Some other sweeter flavors of caramel meet the tongue soon after the initial taste with a yeasty taste joining as well. Lighter notes of banana seem to permeate their way to the tongue later in the taste along with more strong boozy tastes. The mainly spiced raisin alcohol taste takes the taste to its end where it leaves a nice warming fruity and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to lower side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average side but seems to end on the low side at the end of a taste. This when mixed with the medium body make it a smooth feel on the tongue but due to the slight lower body a better overall feel may have been created via a thicker body.

Overall- A rather tasty beer no doubt. It has big flavors of spiced rummy raisins but is complemented well by a variety of other nice flavors, which all meld together quite well. A nice sipping quad.

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Photo of Ale-ienation
2.87/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber. Almost brown. Head dissipates quickly, leaving a ring of off-white bubbles around the glass.

S: Lots of esters jumping out of the glass; plums, raspberries, over-ripe red grapes, cinnamon apples. Big notes of honey, Belgian yeast and candy sugar with a moderate phenolic bite.

T: Malt forward with lots of fruit flavors; red apples, plums, red grapes. Rather sweet; lots of residual sugars present. Moderate to heavy presence of ethanol in the finish; very warming.

M: Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. Slick and rather thin.

O: Several of the appropriate quadruple characteristics are here: red fruit esters, candy sugar, very mild bitterness. However, the beer could use a richer malt complexity, more balance, and a fuller mouth-feel.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This poured out as a light brown color with some orange hues. There is hardly any head on this beer. There is a thin ring of retention on top with no lacing. The smell of the beer is sweet, some bread, caramel aromas and some candi sugar. The taste of the beer is also pretty sweet but seems a little one dimensional. There isn't much depth to the flavors in this. The mouthfeel should be a little heavier with a higher carbonation and less watery. Overall it's a sub-par Quad. I was excited to try it because it's a personal favorite style of mine but was a little let down by this attempt. Better luck in the future.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of nickfl
2.88/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a clear, amber-brown body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Dark sugar, some muddy fruit and a bit of a rubbery solvent note.

T - Lots of sugary malt up front with some toffee notes. More of that odd, rubbery note in the middle and a finish of cherrys, light roast, and bandaids.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Awful. This has a solvent, rubbery, bandaid yeast character that dominates everything else. Even if that wasn't enough to make it a drain pour (and it totally is) it has a muddy, flabby malt character that wouldn't make for a great beer anyway. A real disappointment.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red with a touch of orange mixed in and a finger of frothy white head. Fades medium.

S - Sweet dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, spices, residual sugars, some lighter fruity esters, and some booze.

T - Sweet dark caramel malts, residual sugars, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, touch of citrus hop, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Nicely balance Quad. Pretty good complexity and body.

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