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The Reverend, was created in tribute to the life of Sales Mgr. Tom Boogaard's grandfather, an ordained Episcopal Reverend. Tom was inspired by the life of his grandfather and wanted to create a tribute beer that contained his sterling traits. True to both our "small brewery, BIG BEERS" philosophy and to the spirit and character of the departed Reverend, this beer is strong willed, assertive, and pure of heart, a heart of candy sugar. It contains as many authentic imported Belgian specialty malts as the brewers could cram into our mash tun, and lots of Belgian dark candy sugar stirred into the brew kettle. A divinely complex and beautifully layered beer with hints of dark cherries, currants, and molasses, complimented by an underlying spiciness. Sinfully smooth considering the high alcohol content. Cellarable for 4 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3326) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2004
22 oz bomber-pours a deep amber hue with off-white big bubble head that didnít last very long. sweet, banana, spice, butter aroma. big beer here thats for shure! flavors are sweet like the salvation, but more spices in this one compared to the salvation. big alcohol bite. That sweetness strikes again! This and the Salvation are to be sampled with 3 people. This is not a one person beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Thick brown color. The sweet aroma reminded me of spicey apple cider. The alcohol is covered well. The flavor is mainly sweet and and the hints of spicey apple cider come back in the flavor too. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
bottle at brewtopia - I was expecting great things from this beer, but was a bit disappointed - quite barleywineish, in fact, I donít detect a lot of belgian characteristics at all - lots of sugar ( a bit cloying actually) - tries hard at being balanced, but doesnít quite make it - tasty to a point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2004
The body is a beautiful ruby-brown, but there is absolutely no head. It didnít matter how hard I poured, I couldnít get anything to form., but it wasnít flat. It wasnít heavily carbonated, but there was enough to make it feel right on the tongue. Juicy fruit, biscuits, caramel, lemon, tea and butter all swirl in a very sweet and slightly thick beer. The complexity is pleasant, but the sweetness verges on being cloying. A nice alcoholic bite helps cut the sweetness a tad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Bottle at Brewtopia í04. Deep golden color with little head. Aroma is malt and spicy orange with no hop aroma as expected for the style. Flavor is heavily spiced, citrusy. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brewtopiaí04. Not a huge aroma, mostly alcohol and black cherry. Thick and chewy beer with lots of fruit salad, heavy sugars, some grapeskin. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2148) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2004
bottle from Lumpy. pours a cloudy amber with a yellow head. grape/citrus aroma with an undertone of earthy spices. creamy mouthfeel with a nice malty flavor that is balanced with enough hop to make this enjoyable. finishes well. a very enjyable brew. thanks, Lump.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Clear ruby bronze color with light carbonation and head, some stagnant lacing. The aroma is rich with some dark malts and a belgian yeast strain. The hops are very light faint and crisp with some more creamy caramel & molasses flavors. This really has a balanced, somewhat acidic flavor, more on the side of tangy but lots of yeast and lots of rich dark maltiness. The finish has some alcohol with more spices and dark malts. Decicious beer for sure, this is a abt worthy of competition with the likes of rochefort and westvleteren.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Kerosene colored fluid with little head and low carbonation. The aroma is essentially non-existent but just a hint of yeast, perfume and sugar, but nothing redeeming. Sweet flavors of candy sugar dominate yet a hint of yeasty muskiness can be detected and a rough alcohol presence that isnít disguised well. Overall, very unbalanced. The reverend is not as heavenly as he might appear to be but is rather a flashy, hyped up, expensive version of a more humble and modest style. This misnomer should be reshelved under the handle "the televangelist" and have a photo of Benny Hin on the bottle praying over letters (and social security checks) sent in by elderly women the world over. God Bless Him!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 I liked this. Itís not a bad beer, itís pretty tasty in fact. Not as good as the quads that come from Belgium, but itís a pretty good effort, even if itís not a perfect representation of the style.

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