Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I knew it. I didn’t read about this first, I just kept tasting Candy. Porued a drity orane, cloudy. Small tan head that did not last too long. Yeast aroma. some fruit. taste was all cany! not bad.
Pailhead (6378) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Sweet banana aroma. Transparent amber with a white head. Lots of banana in the flavor that intensifies in the finish. Some citrus in the background. Light alcohol in the finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy candi sugar. Big in the aroma, and the taste? Yea a lot of candi sugar and alcohol. Not to say it wasn’t nice, because it was. Alcohol does not offend. It works for me.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just my kind of beer. Almost like a Belgian barleywine, but lighter. GREAT flavors of clove and dried fruits. When I’m in the mood, nothing else will suffice.
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another night at the shop, another good beer to close with. The Reverend pours a deep copper color with a smooth, fine white head. First impression is the clovelike aroma, perhaps notes of cinnamon; definitely a Belgian nose. Tasting brings about a coating mouthfeel probably from the addition of candy sugar in the mash tun. Nice flavor bordering on the sweet side, almost too sweet. Not a session beer for sure. Would be nice to sip on in front of a fireplace on a cold night.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, several vintages sampled at the Extreme Beer Fest, this rating comprises a mix of those. Aging only mildy affects this brew, only the level of spice really changes. Young, the spices stand out. Very sweet, minimal hops, medium malty body, candi sugar all the way, subtle yeasty flavor as well.
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark amber body, short-lived white ehad. Bread dough, pumpkin pie spice in the sweet aroma. Sweet clovey flavor - sugared donuts, pepper spice with a healthy alcohol burn in the finish. The beer has some nice maltiness but they’re not that complicated, and the alcohol is distracting.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden amber w/little or nos head. Malt, lots of hops and some cherry on the nose. Rich mouthfeel with sweetness up front and a dry finish. Cherry malt, some piney hops, and lots of roasted flavors. Not bad at all, in fact damn fine!
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish amber. Beautiful color. Quickly dissipating head. Very sweet alochol aroma laced with apples and spices.
Nice malty flavor with a good alcohol presence. Finish could be longer, but overall a very nice selection.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a dark copper color w/ a nice white head made up of larger bubbles and dissapating quickly. smells of malts and cherries a hint of pepper as well... a nice complex aroma a carbonated, creamy palate that felt great going down. The taste is complex a bit sweet hints of alcohol over overly sweet almost a touch bitter on the tongue almost a bit overpowering in the flavor and not totally in a good way.. it improves a bit w/ temp.. and might be good to let age.