microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught. A bronze color with a bubbly head. Aroma is filled with malts and sweetness. A nice smooth palate with lots of malts and a touch of caramel.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
batch 1; Strong sweet creamieness along with brown sugar is absolutly amazing. Shining bronze body with a little whit head. Thick in the mouth with flowers, honeycomb, and moldey wood. Sweetness is everywhere in this and becomes almost too much and begins to over power sudlties.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draught at the Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgain Ale Festival on March 8, 2003
My first beer at this fine festival, I really had nowhere to start, but the top. Having already sampled the Alesmith Horny Devil, this was next on the list.
The Reverend pours with a small head that is slightly off-white and lasts throughout the beer. A slight amber/orange color, the beer is cloudy, but no particles. Aroma was sweet, fruity. The tasts is also quite sweet with cherries and sugar. A very nice beer and it gives you a kick with the 11% ABV (or so it was listed in the program). A great start to a fantastic day.
stephen (308) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color, well carbonated with little head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor is slightly spicy, sweet with hints of bitterness. Some alcohol evident.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple cider colored, no head. Aroma is musty, caramelized and alcoholic. If aromas could be thick and syrupy, this is it. Flavor is sugary sweet with a molasses feel and a mild bitterness. Mild carbonation. Sweetness is a bit cloying at times, and could use a bit more balance, but the sweetness does do wonders to hide the alcohol.
WabashMan (1004) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice color and head begin this brew. Also, a nice aroma. However, the flavor of this one is likely its most striking feature, by far. It's surprisingly sweet and bold in flavor, as well as full bodied. My only complaint is that this one might be TOO sweet, and would be better if balanced by some more of the sour cherry flavors, etc.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A couple of unpleasant brews lately as I tag along Sean's quest for the elusive "five". This is one of them - ornage bubblegum artifical and just generally unpleasanr, save for the creamy feel and some redeeming spiciness.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange cream soda with a generous rise of alcohol. Otherworldly, like an exotic desert from the land of Oz, adn not very beery, so I can see where this gets tripping raves, but it isn't my glass of beer.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange-brown with thick head. VERY clear...looks filtered. Smells sweet and fruity. The candy sugar is the most dominant component of the flavor, with some cherry here and there, and occasionally some yeast hints. This stuff is almost syrup--coats the mouth and is fairly thick, but it's very sweet and unbalanced.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
WOW. alcohol shines through a crisp, mildly floral nose with hints of all kinds of crap. a complex, but subdued maltiness. a nice nutty flavor, but quite subdued all around.