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RATINGS: 1382   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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4801) - 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 (289) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimHabib (306) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle pour. Clear brownish red with dirty white head. Caramel, toffee, alcohol, and rich fruit aroma. Strong alcohol taste that takes away from many of the other, much lighter, flavors of the beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beachmaster (233) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a clear medium brown, with a medium khaki head that slowly fades and leaves good lacing. Nose is caramel and toffee, with a hint of dark fruit. Taste is caramel and Kandi sugar, with a little booziness at the end. Mouth feel is creamy and the finish is long, with the caramel persisting. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
caramel, candy, roasty, toast, nuts, cereal, bread, hay, cheese, dough, earthy, alcohol, clove, butterscotch, cough drop, raisin, licorice, amber, orange, hazy, rocky head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, soft carbonation, good finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swillguzzler99 (147) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours caramel chocolate with minimal head. Translucent with slight carbonation. Nose is sweet and chocolatey. Taste is mild, sweet that lingers. Warms you up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark ruby, clear, off-white head. Nose is brown sugar, raspberry, blueberry. Flavour is more molasses/raspberry stuff. Pretty highly carbed for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Marshmallow quad. Reddish colour. Very smooth and vanilla. Not too hot. Pretty disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lectvay (182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle I purchased in 2011. A little on the light side for a quadrupel. Aroma is strong and like apple juice, very fruity, a little banana. Taste is also a lot of apple, pretty sweet, very juicy and flavorful, but falls a little flat on the palette. This is nice, but I feel like the darker more complex notes are missing. Might’ve gotten lost over the years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2014
22 oz. bottle. color is dirty amber with a few pieces of yeast floating around. Thin head with head retention. Aroma is dark fruits, candy sugar, and toffee.

Flavor is much the same of the aromas with the addition of sweet bread and hints of alcohol in the finish. The body is lightly yeasty and medium in mouthfeel.

Food pairing: Goes well with wild game and artisan cheese.

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