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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3785) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle - Plum, cherry, raisin and brown sugar. Clear dark amber with a thin brown head. Sweet dark fruit, brown sugar and a bit of booze. Nice fruity and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (207) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, brown sugar, cherry, currant, nuts, alcohol. Pours beautiful ruby red with a thick, creamy head that leaves artistic lacing. Nice balance of medium sweetness, light bitter, light sour, rather dry for a quad. Very smooth and easy to drink, rich and light at the same time. A good rendition of the style and worth repeating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle @ The No Creepy Country Ticks Tasting, courtesy of me. Thnx to Secret Santa 2013 for sending me this! Pours a slightly murky light brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma has a lot of fruity yeast esters, some dusty malts and is quite boozy. Flavor is very sweet and fruity, some alcohol and molasses. Yeast is present, suiting the style in a good way. Yet it lacks some complexity but is still nice to drink and very enjoyable. Quite nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2014
Poured reddish amber with no head. Aroma of sweet toffee, alcohol soaked fruit. Full body, flavour of honey sweetness, light alcohol soaked cherries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewerTod (5) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
I like to drink the Reverend when I'm up late working on a project or something for work by myself. Just me, my tulip and the Reverend. Great nights. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Brown sugar, Belgian yeast, and booze, with a slight bubblegum aftertaste. Good overall, but there’s far better for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1496) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Deep orange with brown hues. Nose is sweet candy malt, dark fruit syrup, and light banana esters. Flavor is caramel covered dark fruit, toasted malt, baked bread, and gentle banana and bubble gum. Fairly heavy, syrupy mouthfeel. Despite being quite Americanized, this was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2235) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy copper liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, bread, mango and port wine. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee and bread. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jnankivel (3) - - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
From a 22 bomber into a goblet, not much head at all. Deep amber color. Raisin, apple, bread dough scents. Bright taste with the scents above with a heavy, creamy mouth feel. A bit astringent. Nice big Belgian.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (363) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2014
22oz bomber poured into a goblet. Initially the aroma of bread dough, toffee, and maybe some dark chocolate come through. As it mellows and opens up a bit, notes of raisin, green apple jolly rancher, pine sol / alcohol, and old wet sponge come through. It’s a deep, crystal clear amber-red color with a creamy off-white head that reduces to a thin film - although it leaves an abundant, soap-water-like lace. It’s sweet, very sweet. Not fruit beer / lambic sweet, but I have to imagine that this is one of the sweeter quads available. There’s a light bitterness at first, but that hides by mid glass. The alcohol is definitely the most prevalent flavor on the tongue upon first sips, but this mellows out by mid glass. It’s lighter than other quad, and perhaps even some tripels - I’d have to say a medium bodied beer in the grand scheme of things. The fizzy carbonation is also a bit different than I was expecting for the style (although I’m still amateurish when it comes to quads so who am I to say) and it has a bit of a sticky, oily quality to it. After the alcohol kick, the flavor of sweet, dark dried fruits becomes apparent and is accompanied by a toasty toffee and molasses flavor. The alcohol flavors that started it off quickly turn to more woody, oak-like, bourbon notes, but near the end of the drink, the alcohol disappears altogether and the flavors of cherry (both dry and fresh) with caramel, toffee, and molasses dominate. This finishes with a candy and roasted nut flavor. Initially there’s some spice or pine kick to the finish, and it left a dark chocolate and cherry aftertaste, but by the end the combination of caramel, jolly rancher, and cough drop flavor dominates the finish and aftertaste. The aftertaste is very mild, there’s perhaps even some traces of banana and vanilla.

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