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RATINGS: 1323   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
16th May 2010
Very slightly hazy amber beer. Not much of a head. Light dry palate. Sweet yeasty malt, a little more tripel than quad. Finishes dry with more sweet yeast. Faint orange and even fainter tropical fruits coming through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
Orange amber with thick white head. Malty spicy and yeasty. Full fruity malty body. Smooth creamy filling body with hop undertones. Sugary sweet and easy warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle at Fins ... Thanks to Fin for a great weekend and some Real intersting beers ... Nice deep copper ... very vineous ... little plums and yeast in nose ... quite deep malty character ... again vine fruits and a lot of yeast and quite a lot of alcohol showing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear, greyish nut brown colour, small head. Slightly hoppy aroma. The flavour is full, nice and peppery. Nice and warming alcohol feel.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle shared with Mette, Morten and Lui. Small white head. Aromas as a bag of sweets, very sweet, no brown fullgrain bread (rugbrøds) as i like it. But some hops and alcohol. But to sweet for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a hazy, orange-golden body under a small off-white head. Resiny, sweetish nose with alcohol and some mint. Quite pleasant, but not much like a quad. The flavor on the other hand, is more spot on, with some dried fruits, alcohol, sweet fruityness, sufficient bitterness and a faint spicy touch. Full body, quite warming. Lasting finish with fresh and dried fruits, sweetness and enough bitterness to give it some balance. Overall, this one’s a bit too much in a way, but it’s definately a beer I could drink more of. 091230

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Copper brown, small off-white head. Fruity (apple, strawberry) yeast - very Belgian nose. Full-bodied, liquerish, very sweet and sugary. Maybe needs a couple of years in the cellar to cut the extra sweetness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Slightly hazy golden-amber. Plasticy nose with peach and alcohol. Very plasticy, with thick, gluey malts. SOme peach/pear fruitiness. Stiff shot of alcohol helps improve drinkability but only to a point.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flacors of malt, alcohol, and caramel. This one should warm you up!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2002
This one seems more like a liqueur than a beer. Clear orange with almost no head. Sweet aroma of spicy orange and cotton candy, hint of alcohol. Initial impression of rock-candied alcohol takes a couple of sips to get past (though you never really get over -- it’s defnitely cloying), but then you notice there’s actually genuine maltiness (caramel and fruity) and hop (not just alcohol) bitterness. Very light on the front and middle of the tongue, but the alcohol grabs the back of your tongue and into your throat. Cotton candy aftertaste.


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