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RATINGS: 1368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
The color is burnt orange with small white head. I smell yeast, clove, caramel, some banana, raisins and dark fruits. I taste yeast, dark breads, raisins, brown sugar and hops in the finish. Itís cool....., just cool.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (80) - - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a very pretty auburn red with small but dense tan head that reduces quickly. Nose is muted; needs work to get more than malt and candy sugar. Palate is more interesting, with bananas, cloves, brown sugar joining the malts, along with undercurrent of spicy heat. The 10 percent ABV quickly makes itself felt. A rich beer, not quite as well put together as first-rank Belgians, but good enough for second rank.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
Deep ruby red with small head. Aromas of candi sugar, bananas, cherry, malt. The taste is sweet - candi sugar, bubblegum, cherry, sourdough, belgian yeast, spices. Medium to full bodied. A bit overly sweet but pretty good as a desert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (47) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Well developed quad, smooth, hides abv, caramel, malt, barley, dry finish, do get a touch of "cherry." Iím not a huge fan of Belgian beers but this is a well rounded, balanced, quad

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (732) - - JAN 2, 2015
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Belgian yeast aroma with notes of banana, clove, and some caramel and cherry. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin off white head and good lacing. Starts with sweet caramel, Belgian candi sugar, and banana flavors. Finishes smooth with spicy clove and just a little bit of cherry. Nice quad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (845) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle...at least a year old. Pours copper amber with small head and lace. Aroma of roasty malts and some booze. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, powdered sugar, alcohol, caramel, dark cherries, molassas, brown sugar. Overall, big, bold, a tiny bit hot but overall very drinkable and potent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (361) - - DEC 26, 2014
Look: pours a dark Amber. White head. Very clear. Smell: bananas. Caramel. Sweet malts. Taste: alcohol. Banana. Sweet malts. Feel: medium carbonation. Overall: not my style. But an ok beer. Just don't like the Belgium flavors. First drank: 12/26/14 mom and dads

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (131) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Tap House Grill, arrived in a shaker pint (sigh). A: A deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Arrived in the glass with a thin head, which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. S: I was, alas, at a bar with a kitchen, which generally precludes my olfactory senses from making much sense. What I was able to detect was some sweetness, yeast, and cherry fruit. T: Yep, thatís definitely more than a hint of cherry fruitiness, and not much of any other type of fruit. The underlying malt is caramel, with candi sweetness. I did not detect much spiciness, nor much layered complexity. M: Rather thin for a quad. O: I had fond memories of this beer from occasions several years ago. It would appear that since that time, I have encountered Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Trois Pistoles enough that this beer has lost some of that initial "what sorcery is this quadrupel you speak of?" luster. Itís not bad, but itís not anything I would seek out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2986) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is yeasty, fruity. The appearance is amber, white head. The flavor is spicy, yeasty, fruity. The finish is spicy. Decent, good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1566) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Care package from Graham for Spit Cup weekend. Shared with all. Pour is orange brown. Sweet malts, banana and some clove lead the nose. The taste is strongly sweet malty with banana. Some alcohol. Not so "quad"y as belgian strong-y. Not as complex as a quad. 13.7

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (401) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap at Draught 55..mahogany pour with thin off white head..aroma of raisins,figs,caramel..malty,dry.not too boozy but a little thin..


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