PierreCelis (14) - USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color- Paler than other quadrupels Iíve seen.
Nose- Sweet, raisins, alcohol evident.
Flavor- malty, dark fruits, apples, alcohol in the fore.
Finish- short but sweet
Almost seemed like a low hopped barleywine.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color, medium off-white head. Dark fruits, yeast and brown sugar in the aroma. Some pear, cherry, molasses, a hint of pine and yeasty esters. Pretty rough around the edges, finish is a little hot.
Quyntarious (33) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, flowery nose, not very impressive looks wise, like an orange soda. Thick palate, pleasent feel in mouth. Nice mild flavor, sweet with fruit notes.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light brown/amber. Aroma is sweet malt, yeast, dried fruit. Flavor sweet malt, candied/dried fruit, and some spice. Seems like more of a barleywine.
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 didnít 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 (6404) - 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 wasnít 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 Iím 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.