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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2004
MY first quad and I'm blown away. Has a load of spices in front like salvation and is very smooth for it's alcohol content

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2004
This is like drinking a big glass og candi sugar, with a side of cotton candy. This quad is very upfront about its flavors, lots of alchohol in the aroma and the taste. Nice creamy body, with a wonderful silky mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2004
22 oz bottle, snifter. Candi sugar (tons!) molasses malt (H); spicey hops (L); doughy yeast (L). Medium amber-red body with a small, egg-shell white head. Heavily sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately sweet, lightly bitter finish. Lots of brown/candi sugar sweetness. Medium-heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: mmm...sugarn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2004 Deep copper color, rapidly dissipating head. Spicy, sweet, phenolic aromas. Very sweet flavors, caramel and butterscotch; spicy hops and alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Mahogany color, thin creamy head. Nose is caramel and malt. Flavor is a complex blend of malts, like candied fruit. Finish has a bit of citrus and dry alcohol feel to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
Speckled bright auburn color. The nose is fruity with hints of raisin and lots of alcohol. The body is fruity with hints of caramel. Thick and quite yeasty. Big alcohol and too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Massive rotten figs, spices, sugar, and alcohol dominate. i sensed the alcohol all the way through, and it was a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2004
Medium amber-red color. Alcohol on the nose then settles to a fruity aroma. Suprisenly smooth, sweet but not overbearing. Slightly bitter with the malt and hops blending well together. Sweetness continues to the aftertaste. Drinkable but not an easy drinking beer? I have a sweetooth but the syrupy aspect ways in too much. A nice after dinner beer though. Still, definitely sip at your own leasure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Sweet fruity smell, seemingly raspberry underlying it. Dark red color to it with a thin, almost non-existant, white head. Flavor is strong on the malt goodness and over all sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Pours an orange color, almost no head, and the lacing is nothing to write home about. Aroma is mostly malty and sweet, some hop notes as well. The flavor is too sweet, thankfully there are some hops to wash the syrup from the tongue. Almost seems like a slight Belgian twist to an IPA, and I'm not sure that it works.

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