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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 ZEROorDIE
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of avalon07
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a copper color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing here.

S: A decent, but not spectacular aroma of yeast, malt, and assorted fruits.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, malt, and the aforementioned fruits - mainly apple, peach, and pear. Not bad flavor, but it just wasn't strong enough. It's simply too thin (especially in the finish) to be effective.

M: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is one of those above average beers that you'll immediately forget about the next day. Could have been better.

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Photo of jdprmd
4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at international tap house chesterfield. served in St. Bernardus goblet.

A slightly hoppy quad. I wish I had a bottle if this to age as I can tell that it will improve significantly. If you see this I recommend grabbing it. As it warms up you get the traditional fruity Belgium characteristics in taste and smell, fruit, fig etc. estery but in a good way. As it warms more of the bitter hops come through, they are earthy and piny.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of John_M
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is another beer that was served at the Stillwater event at Max's the other day. It was listed as a Stillwater beer, and so I assumed was brewed under contract by Brian S. from Stillwater.

The beer pours a reddish brown color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. Don't get a lot on the nose initially, just some light rootbeer and vanilla, with maybe a hint of citrus and underlying spice. On the palate, this beer is pretty sweet and malty, with an intriguing comabination of tropical fruit, light rootbeer, vanilla and a hint of licorice. The finish is spice filled and a bit boozy, and you can tell the alcohol is up there in this one. On the other hand, the beer isn't hot, heavy or tiring on the palate, though there's something of a buttery flavor and consistency to this beer that is a bit odd.

An interesting beer, though not one I can imagine ever drinking a whole lot of. Thank God for sample size portions at Max's.

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