KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery, GABF ’09.
Pours a thick, denses amber with a nose of slight whiskey barrel, molasses prunes, and candy malt. Flavor is a lightning-fast rush of bourbon, alcohol, and whiskey-soaked biscuit. Average mouthfeel but slightly tingly. If you don’t like bourbon, chances are you won’t like this.
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at Avery, GABF week ’09.
Pours a deep cheddar with a sour, woodsy whiskey sour aroma. Flavor is woodsy oak and whiskey with sweet bourbon and fruit puree in the finish. Thick and coating on the tongue. Yet another winner from Avery.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Avery. I’m a sucker for a whiskey barrel aged brew and this one is just my style. Nice and plump without too much whiskey.
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Avery poured a hazy copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, light fruittiness, light carmel and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, light fruittiness, light carmel and light spice with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/19/2009 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a hazy copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, plum and light cherry. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherry and toffee with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Avery, GABF week 2009. Pours hazy orange with a small fizzy white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toasted grain, toffee), average hop (perfume, resin), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of light alcohol, plum, apple, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 9/24/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Draught at Avery. Pours hazy brown with an average, creamy white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (flowers, herbs), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of pear, peach, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Argentine (14) - Walla Walla, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2009 Avery tap room 9/22/09. Aroma; sour cider. Taste; sour peaches, astringent/ dry teabag, sour mash whiskey. (Avery’s only disappointment besides the Kaiser???)
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crushed with Jakebra on tap at the brewery. Cool combination. Regular Reverend was aight, bourbonized is badass. Very subtle bourbon notes enhance everything about this brew. Very smooth mouthfeel. Pretty awesome.
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 GABF week @ Avery. Slightly hazy honey gold color. Nose is honey and candy sugar with an Irish whiskey-like note, not the typical bourbon character but something more like Bushmills... unfortunately, a lot of the Belgian qualities of the Reverend are muted by the barrel aging, and the whole thing comes across as a mildly boozy fruit, honey, tea and whiskey experience. Body is medium to thin, little to no yeast noticed... overall a bit of a disappointment.