Hollow Point – The Perfect Crime
Purchased at Trappist Provisions ($6.50/11.2 oz. bottle) and poured into goblet glasses.
This quadrupel from Belgian brewers The Perfect Crime pours a bright copper with a vaporous white head. The nose is similar to booze-soaked fruitcake, with raisins, figs, and hard alcohol most prominent, along with red apples and cooked cherries. Hollow Point is more nuanced on the tongue, offering black walnuts, wood, raisins, and a little caramel, with a prolonged nutty bitterness and a slight alcohol burn coming to dominate the aftertaste. Its body is exceptionally light for the style, and I like the lack of overpowering sweetness here, as Hollow Point emphasizes nuttiness and hoppiness over dark fruit flavors.