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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Pours a nice amber color with huge belgian spice and fruit aroma. Flavor is dominated by malty sweetness with complex fruit (plum?) and spice (coriander?) notes. A very thick palate leaves a lingering sweet finish. An excellent brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2005
amber in color. Pours a decent head, smells of fruit and spices. Good flavor, fruit and bitter a little spicey, and strong very good. Yum, I want another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Poured a nice cloudy amber color with very little head. Smelled very much of caramel. The taste was similar to the scent, but more pronounced, the caramel malt was there and I thought I tasted some sugar as well. Overall a good brew, very well balanced on the mouth without any unpleasant after-tastes. Certainly a beer to be had again. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Wow! So many expectations, so little results! On tap, served nice clear orange/amber (that is where the good news ends) with thin white head that settled to a thin film. Has faint olive juice nose that is also noticeable in the flavor which is saved slightly by sweet malty and mild spice notes; however it lingers on the palate. Given all of the good beer that was flowing (Duchesse, Avery Hog Heaven, and Odell TrailHead 10th Anniversary) I was shocked by this one. Given all of the positive reviews, Avery’s history for great beer, and a good reason to go back to Choice City, I’ll give this one a second chance next time...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Sweet malty smell. Pretty amber color with hyperactive bubbles and a big stationary head. Malty with some alchohol. Would age great. Smooth mouthfeel. Slight bitter hoppyness. Some fruityness (maybe raisin?). Actually I wouldn’t age it because the alcohol fits the drink. Adds a spicy kick to it. The aftertastes makes my tongue tingle slightly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2009
Pours a dirty amber color with a very thin off white head.Smells very fruity with the most dominant being apricot. Lots of yeast and spices also detectable. Taste was very sweet at first then tart and acidic. Apricot and oranges with other candied fruit. Slight alcohol warming. This was thick and creamy in the mouth with a very full body and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
CP (124) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Wow this crap is terrible. My nose was a little off tonight, but damn stuff was bad. It poured thick and had a nice brown coloration about it. I could have vomitted in the glass and probably wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference. It also gave me a great headache after finishing. The reverend really f**ked me in the ass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Pours like syrup (almost), ruby/garnet in color with very little head. The nose is huge, plenty sweet, cotton-candy-like with some nuts, fruit, and flowers. Full and malty, again, the mouth is very sweet, nice on the palate for being 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
600ml Bottle sahred with pyrozoid and French Tickler. Light brown orange appearance with a medium off white head. Aroma: grape fruit, vanilla cake, caramel and toffee. Flavor: light grape fruit taste, alcohol, sweet taste and white pepper. Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation, thick, oily silky with an alcohol chalky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Deep amber with little head. Very complex flavors, more than I can pick out. I do know that it tastes wonderful. I expected a lot from a quad, and it delivers. Not quite in the same league as St. Bernardus, but quite close. Excellent

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