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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickel (615) - - APR 30, 2014
Probably best beer i tried ever. Aroma and taste - beyond the compare. Maybe it’s just the emotions. Tried several times with the same effect - enchanted by reverend

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at Smithouse in LA, amber pour, small white head, smells sweet, lots of caramel, some toffee, sweet tasting, overall nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
Overall good, but my complaint would be that it is too syrupy which can make it somewhat cloying as it warms. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (293) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
Cloudy reddish. Not a big nose. A little malty caramel. Taste is lots of dark fruit & caramel. A little coffee in the finish. No noticeable alcohol. Smooth with light carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a somewhat dark amber/caramel colored body with a half finger off-white head that dies within about fifteen seconds, very little lacing spider webbing around the glass. The smell had a sweet combination of apple, cloves, cherries are there but seem really light, a little bit of some spice. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors, sweet apple aftertaste, dry spicy finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium to almost heavy - hmmm.... actually probably closer to medium, but not sessionable as ABV is somewhat felt. Overall, I’d say this is a pretty good quad, but I think there’s other quads I’d rather have before this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pretty nice dark Belgian. Some fruity prune and raisin with a big Belgian floral yeast aroma. A touch of smoke as well. Light musk. Pours cloudy dark with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness. Medium to thick palate. Soft carbonation. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajtrupp (307) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
I can't remember what beer I'm rating. Playing beer pong. Words words words words... 75 characters. Use the numbers, Allen. Use the rating numbers, not the written description. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hype (31) - - MAR 28, 2014
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7659) - 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 (298) - San Marcos, 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.

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