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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says there is a bit of a bite a nice malt she gives a 3.2. It's okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"the aroma of this one really wasn’t up to par, but otherwise it was a pretty good effort. for a quad, the heavy fig/dark fruit aspect is missing, or a little light, but the flavor is a nice fruity, slightly spicy mix. pours ruby with no sediment, and actually little yeast in the aroma or flavor. a little simple for a quad but still good. a little alcohol in the aroma too, and more in the finish, but still manages to be smooth."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of caramel. molasses and floral. Tastes of molasses, bread and licorice. Sweet malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3131) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like raisin, tobacco, ash, malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet raisin, malt, caramel, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper with creamy beige head. Aroma is bready malts, faint caramel, fig, plums, mixed berries, and light floral notes. Flavor is chewy malt profile, plenty of dark fruit sweetness, and great Belgian yeast esters; semisweet finish. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3342) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Huh, surprised I hadn’t rated this- pretty sure I’ve had it before. Rating is 5oz sample at daily growler in upper arlington. copper pour, off-white head. aroma of bread, toffee, cocoa, dark fruit. tastes are big sweet, banana, sugar, bubble gum, bread. good in context, but not to my tastes. - 6.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - AUG 12, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-6-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a hazy ruby/mahogany color with a small white head. The head faded relatively fast to leave a lighter amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a dark fruit smell mixed with some brown sugar. Mixed with these sweeter aromas is a light yeasty smell as well as some yeasty notes. Taste – The taste starts out of the dark fruits that were detected in the nose. A cherry and raisin flavor greet the tongue with a light hint of some fig. The fig and cherry continually get stronger as the taste advances. While this occurs some flavors of yeast and a light spicy flavor come to the tongue. In the end a light alcohol flavor comes to the tongue as well, and mixes with the rest to leave a fruity and warming feel on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body is silky and smooth with a carbonation level that is rather average. The body and carbonation are quite nice for the fruity flavors. With the brew sliding through the mouth with all the nice flavors and the warming tastes it keeps any one flavor from becoming too overpowering and unbalancing. Overall – A very nice “American” Quad. It has a nice fruity flavor mixed with a great feel and a very nice warming taste. Tasty and well worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Brown color , medium beige head. Aroma caramel , raisins , dark fruits. Great balanced taste with caramel , spices and fruits. Warming finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4661) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at avery event at blind tiger. Brown pour with tan head. Banana peel, spice, fruit and off tones. A bit of warmth combined with off flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (273) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - AUG 2, 2014
Aromas suaves pero agradables. Notas frutales, principalmente frutos rojos, destacando las cerezas y frambuesas. En cuanto al color, rojizo con notas rubíes, carbonatacion baja, cuerpo medio, corona de espuma media de nula retención. En boca dulce, frutal y finalmente algo de levadura. Al paladar, es muy fácil de beber a pesar de su fuerza alcohólica. Las notas frutales son muy evidentes, principalmente a berrys. El dulzor es persistente como lo dicta el estilo. Al final un suave sabor a levadura se percibe en boca. En resumen una buena cerveza, fácil de beber y no tan compleja como se esperaría. El dulzor y sabores frutales muy agradables, y de un final de corta duración.

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