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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bomber. Clear, ruby-brown pour with a minimal off-white head leaving minimal lace. Grape, candy, Belgian yeast nose. Heavy, smooth, sweet body tasting of candy, molasses, dark fruit, prunes and ripe banana. Light carbonation. Finish has a fair bit of umami.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlindGuardianco (77) - - JUL 12, 2016
Very tasty beer, not too sweet or boozie, caramel color, little hops, will buy again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3713) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
sample, poured a deep amber to light brown colour with a off tanned head. nose of sweet tofee, maple syrup, sweet dried raisins, cloves, crisp grains, dark cranberries, taste is quite hot of the alcohol level. sweet, and somewhat unbalanced. not their best beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (13611) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2016
660ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Erm, which Latvian lager is this? Mashy and raw. Taste is the same, hot alcohol, thin and adjuncty. Crazy raw. Completely lacking in beer, at least as the brewed stuff. Mashy raw. Boozt builds up aggressively. Still raw and mashy sip after sip. I have a 7 year old bottle of this, I hope it is better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2921) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle (from beergium). Pours red amber. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, grains. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, caramel, dark fruits, black currant. Feels rather thin. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2809) - ESTONIA - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Bottle shared by Mart. Clear red amber beer, small tan head. Nose is fruity, toffe, molasses, red currants, sweetness. Flavor is caramel, berries, sugar, dark fruit. Middle of the taste to early taste is empty, caramel and dark fruits kick in in the very late finish and aftertaste, some hops notes and caramel in there, metallic notes. Surprisingly thin. Hides the booze well though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2302) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours light brown, clear with some initial head and spotty lacing. Nose is sweet syrup and some dark fruit. Flavours of raisins, spice cake, toffee. Taste medium/big sweet, medium/light bitter. Medium body with medium carbonation. Alcohol is there, but not too heavy for the size of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2254) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of stewed frui,t, jam; smooth palate; balanced flavour with well hidden alcohol, but rather simple

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fujimo2000 (88) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Pours dark copper with a fairly aggressive lacing that dissipated rapidly. Aroma is fresh cherry with vanilla. Smooth and satisfying without being too sweet!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Great smooth Belgian quad. Lightly fruity and carbonation. A bit of a stronger alcohol bite but in the end a good brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebastokrator (59) - - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a mahogany brown with slight, white lacing. Smells of raisins and figs. Itís a pleasant, sweet smell. Taste is sweet from the dark fruit, coffee, and caramel. Itís moderately carbonated and not much burn for its abv. Itís a pretty nice quad.

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