pepperford (115) - robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A darkish red/brown color, with a slight yellowy/tan head. The aromas of sweet molassas, malt and citrus come thru. The flavors of dark cherries, malt, and spice, with an extra kick of sweetness just when you thought it was over. The sweetness gets to be a bit much if you get to a second bottle. Maybe I should try it during the warmer months.
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Strong citrusy aroma, very estery. Spicey sweet. Good malty taste. Some metallic taste. Bitter sweet finish. Everything is good but the slight aluminum taste.
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet an Carmel. Taste is sweet has a nice malt profile.
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MHED (114) - lisle, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. pours with a full bodie, reddish/tan and nice head. flavors of a sweet molasses , vanilla and spice. nice warming finish. this beer ages well as the 2 year old bottle mellowed nicely compared with a fresh batch. thx
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish-golden, a very pretty color, with a thin off-white head that lasts for an impressive duration. Aroma was cinnamon and apples to me, taste is hard to pin down other than a dry/caramel/sour hybrid. 10% alcohol is well-balanced.
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great rich fruity flavor. Strong alcohol brings a good warm feeling. Another great Avery brew!
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastically crimson with a cloudy pour and wispy head. Its aromas are not unlike strawberry, wheat, and honey.
The actual flavor of this beer is rather tart with piquant, toasty notes that linger.
The Reverend would pair nicely with apples and a younger raw milk gouda to offset the sweetness.
TheCaptMatey (106) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber colour with a thin head that left good lacing. Aroma was sweet and full of fruits(cherries, figs, dates) with molasses and light yeast notes. Flavor is rich with the fruits mentioned above with notes of belgian malts, candy sugar, and a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied and fairly smooth with a warm finish.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange-brown with thick head. VERY clear...looks filtered. Smells sweet and fruity. The candy sugar is the most dominant component of the flavor, with some cherry here and there, and occasionally some yeast hints. This stuff is almost syrup--coats the mouth and is fairly thick, but it's very sweet and unbalanced.
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap - Nice, dark and complex. Excellent aroma and flavor, but a bit sweeter than necessary. At 10% or so ABV, not a beer to be taken lightly. The Reverend takes no prisoners!