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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Spicy, Yeasty, Alcohol laden aroma. Pours a auburn coloration with a decent head. Taste is of alcohol, slight banana, fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Poured clear copper/amber, with a medium off-white head. The aroma portended mediocrity: coriander, apple, and musty, slightly tangy fruit. This sub-stellar assemblage met again in the flavor, which was dominated by spicing (coriander, pepper, clove?) with pear and sweet vaguely caramelesque malts. Alcohol was noticeable too. After trying The Beast, this falls far, far short for Avery. Not very complex or exciting, the spiciness instead borders on the offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
absolutely clear amber, off white head. perfumy aroma with dried figs, caramel, bread and alcohol. flavour follows, but is a little sweet and doesn’t really round out in the end. still not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2004
Copper in colour. Aroma of alcohol, some fruit and a candy sweetness. Flavour had some malt, caramel sweetness, lots of alcohol. Medium-large body. Finishes with an alcohol bitterness. Pretty disappointing after just having the Allagash 4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Deep amber color. Enjoyable. Nice white head. Malty. Hoppy. Lots of candi sugar. Fruity. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Candied malt aroma with some mixed fruit. Clear orange/amber, with a custard head. Malt and hops flavour combine with a sweet candied taste. Strong alcohol, but nice. Thanks Radek!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2005 Aged 1 year, flavors really come together. Fruity aroma, with noticable hops and no alcohol. Dry and malty. Hop flavor noted. Very fruity. Upping from 3.6 to 4.0.

22 oz bottle. Carmel malty/fruity hot aroma and flavor. Cleaner than the tap version I had, but lacking a little depth. A little on the thin side. The age that I will put on some of these should be interesting. Tap at the Draught Room, Spring House. 6-5-6-3-13Clear orange with a tan head. Wintergreen aroma. Flavor is hot and sweet, with lots of crazy fruits. My three bottles of this one will be aged for a long time...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 22, 2004
Lighter, slightly fruity and yeasty notes some alcohol in background. Bright, orange amber, white head. Pleasurable to sip, decent spectrum of flavours, sugars, malt based. Sweet but not over board.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Decent head of fine bubbles. Almost no carbonation though. Unlike most other quads I have had. Light aroma without much substance. Some fruit (grapes) and hint of wheat. Sweet malts with plenty of caramel and raisins. Small aroma burst upon swirling. No alcohol presence in the aroma. Color is a very nice dark mahagony/orange. Alcohol in the flavor makes the lips tingle. Some more fruit and a bit sweet. Very warming as the alchol kicks in. Thin palate unlike the dense mouthfeel of most belgian quads. Finish is sweet and slightly sour but not too bad. I do not think that this is a good example of a quad but still a beer that will help you sleep at night. Rerate a little higher the second time. Needs to be a little denser and a thicker palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Very light in color for a quad, lighter amber. Big sweet aroma, almost too sweet, a little plasticy. Lots of malt in the flavor, a little too sweet, alcohol. Big body, harsh alcohol burn. Disappointing.

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