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RATINGS: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2004
Spicy cinnamon nose with some dark fruits supported by alcohol. Tall foamy head - fizzy and lacy - with a deep ruby color - gorgeous! Heavy syrup and fig malt base. Some toastedness and caramell. The spicy end is the highlight of the profile - cinnamon and some pepper. Medium body and a warm round mouth feel accented by the strong lcohol. Complex, but there is something very straightforward about this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Tap @ Blind Tiger. When cold, tasted like a porter but as it warms up the flavors come out. Roasted barley taste. Smooth, sweet and creamy. Cannot taste the 10% at all. Re-rate ’03 22 oz. Poured into trappist glass without much head. Aroma is still high alcohol with flavors of coriander, caramel, malt and brown sugar. Taste is nicely balanced with still some hoppiness and nice bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Poured a hazy medium bronze/copper color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, cinnamon, and sugar. Very sweet. Flat watery body. There’s something about this beer that gives me a headache everytime I drink one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2004
This was an excellent brew, however I find that its labeling as an abt or quad is strange. Much more like a barleywine than anything out of belgium. So while I liked this brew I thought it was out of place as labeled. Exceedingly sweet. Nose and on the tongue. No yeast...not bottle conditonied...can we call it a quad then...? Certainly not an awful effort simply not a quad. And because they refuse to call it anything but that I must give it a lower rating. G-rat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3409) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2004
22 oz bomber-pours a deep amber hue with off-white big bubble head that didn’t 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 (5513) - 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 don’t detect a lot of belgian characteristics at all - lots of sugar ( a bit cloying actually) - tries hard at being balanced, but doesn’t quite make it - tasty to a point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2004
The body is a beautiful ruby-brown, but there is absolutely no head. It didn’t matter how hard I poured, I couldn’t get anything to form., but it wasn’t flat. It wasn’t 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 (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Bottle at Brewtopia ’04. 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
Brewtopia’04. Not a huge aroma, mostly alcohol and black cherry. Thick and chewy beer with lots of fruit salad, heavy sugars, some grapeskin. Yummy.

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