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RATINGS: 1390   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Much better than the one on tap (also 1 year old) at the Falling Rock at GABF time (02). Seems to have aged well. Smooth rounded sweetness but surprisingly drinkable for a 10% abv beer. Luckily I have another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle: candied nose, dark amber in appearnce with small head, some lacing. Nose consists of bananas, candied malts and molasses maybe. Somewhat spicy finish, greatly put together. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mutualaid (142) - Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Pours a warm reddish with a generous off-white head. Somewhat earthy malt aroma with a bit of herbal hop bouquet. Big malt flavor carries a noticeable alcohol heat, a hint of hop bitterness. Pretty decent Quad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Avery’s The Reverend is one of the strongest beers I tried. I think the best part of this beer is its overall taste as it masks by the heavy alc.. percentage.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle poured into trappist. Appealing brown color with red/purple tint. Aroma isn’t quite as complex as I expected. I pick up lots of dark fruits, a hint of booze, red win, and tons of currant. Aroma leads me to believe this will be very sweet. Taste, while not amazing, outshines the nose. A nice boozey front gives way to a cloying, sweet finish. More plum, currant, and fig with a nice touch of spice near the end. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Has a malty aroma and flavor. Warming with alcohol hidden well. Soft with lingering spiciness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2008
An yeasty nose like a fresh loaf of bread, almost too much. Pours a deep amber with a loose cream colored head. Deep flavor of caramel and yeast and some subtle fruits. A little too rich and I think the alcohol comes on too strong. Next time I will chill it more I served it about 60F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Fair, off white head. Very fruity, raisiny aroma. Strong flavor, hoppier than a typical quadrupel. Not very much carbonation, slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2007
pours medium brown with a small head. smell is classic belgian. has a heavy rochefort 8 style taste. complex and the alcohol comes through a little bit. good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NayTron (133) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a cloudy copper with a small off white head. Aroma of sugar, caramel, orange peel, coriander, clove, some cherry funk. Taste is sugar, malt, clove, banana, maybe a little toffee and yeast. Great carbonation and mouthfeel. This beer is sweet and a little off balance with the spices. Finishes with a small bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden for 10%. Not bad but average for a quad.

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