JDiddle77 (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Listen when the reverend speaks! This 10% alcohol brew drinks like a beer of 5 or 6% and that is a good thing. Pleasing smell, feel, and taste make this high gravity brew a great choice for when strength matters.
DrAvery (11) - Aloha, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2007
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This is the worst tasting substance (much less beer) that I have ever tasted. I passed this around a roomful of beer lovers, and not one could bear the flavor. Nice label, awful beer
BeerBasterd (11) - Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head was fleeting with medium lacing and a murky body.This is a very particulate beer with a turbid appearance and an amber hue. Aroma wise the initial smell about ten seconds after the pour gave a deep fired cherry accent with medium hop volition that reminded me of preserved fruit. A very pleasing to the palate smoothness with a slick almost waxy texture, in other words it has a medium to light drink-ability. Average carbonation with a stinging finish, meaning the sweetness and the fruit tones were very apparent to say the least. Overall I would say drink it after a meal with some toasted nuts or bread because the beer is very sweet.
bigboyblue88 (11) - Arkansas, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely malty on the aroma, not great there. Appearance is excellent, with a dark, redness that is pleasing. Head was not overly large, just about right. Taste is a little sweet, with a strong alcohol bite, not unpleasant though. Palate is influenced by the bubbles in the head. Overall a decent, good brew from CO.
derkruk (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap in large snifter.. Appearance is dark amber and clear with a white lacey head. Aroma is of candi sugar, clove, spices, alcohol sweetness, and esters reminiscent of juicy fruit. No hops in the flavor or aroma.. Tastes very malty, sweet from the candi sugar, malt, and alcohol, clove is present, and some slight phenol is there as well. Also some esters that give it that juicy fruit thing again in the flavor. Here is a very slight alcohol bite. No hop bitterness or flavor. The body is medium-full, rich, with definite alcohol warming and high carbonation. A really well-made beer, but it could be more spicy and complex.
wyntastr (10) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another night at the shop, another good beer to close with. The Reverend pours a deep copper color with a smooth, fine white head. First impression is the clovelike aroma, perhaps notes of cinnamon; definitely a Belgian nose. Tasting brings about a coating mouthfeel probably from the addition of candy sugar in the mash tun. Nice flavor bordering on the sweet side, almost too sweet. Not a session beer for sure. Would be nice to sip on in front of a fireplace on a cold night.
Micromax (10) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice frothy head when poured, about 1.5 fingers leaving nice lacing. Sweeter to the tongue than expected. Metallic finish was unexpected but didnít hamper the experience. Will gladly drink again.
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer by an American brewer. Itís fruity, easy to drink, has a great, mildly foamy head.
fastcarjoe (8) - Morton Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2009 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 A very nice quad but is not quite on the level of the St. Bernardusí and Rochefortís of the world. Aroma reminds me of raisins and caramel, heavy on the raisin. Appearance is cloudy, orange, with a very minimal head. Flavor is sweet, raisiny, malty, definitely has a huge alcohol "kick" and has a bitter aftertaste that doesnít hit you till later. Itís a full bodied beer that is light on carbonation. Overall it is a good effort but didnít knock my socks off like some of the top Trappist breweries. Hope you like raisins, a lot.
jleblanc (8) - , Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber, copper brown color with a mild nose and flavor. some lacing, little head, very mild for the abv but still very complex.
alot of graham cracker on the nose with a little fruitiness some light citrus notes.
thin palate, dark fruit sweetness on the front, malty sweetness builds and intensifies on back of palate with a slight funk of soy/seaweed & almond aftertaste.