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RATINGS: 1363   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.


Concealer's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (838) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Cooper color with a caramel-white, foamy head. It looks great in a glass. Aromas of fruit, sweet malt, sugar, spice and alcohol. Taste is sweet front with malt and fruit followed by spice and bread. It finishes with a warm kick. The sweet sugar lingers for awhile in the mouth.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (239) - - DEC 26, 2014
Look: pours a dark Amber. White head. Very clear. Smell: bananas. Caramel. Sweet malts. Taste: alcohol. Banana. Sweet malts. Feel: medium carbonation. Overall: not my style. But an ok beer. Just don't like the Belgium flavors. First drank: 12/26/14 mom and dads

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Tap House Grill, arrived in a shaker pint (sigh). A: A deep reddish brown, slightly cloudy. Arrived in the glass with a thin head, which dissipated rather quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. S: I was, alas, at a bar with a kitchen, which generally precludes my olfactory senses from making much sense. What I was able to detect was some sweetness, yeast, and cherry fruit. T: Yep, thatís definitely more than a hint of cherry fruitiness, and not much of any other type of fruit. The underlying malt is caramel, with candi sweetness. I did not detect much spiciness, nor much layered complexity. M: Rather thin for a quad. O: I had fond memories of this beer from occasions several years ago. It would appear that since that time, I have encountered Abt 12, Rochefort 10, and Trois Pistoles enough that this beer has lost some of that initial "what sorcery is this quadrupel you speak of?" luster. Itís not bad, but itís not anything I would seek out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2900) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
The aroma is yeasty, fruity. The appearance is amber, white head. The flavor is spicy, yeasty, fruity. The finish is spicy. Decent, good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Care package from Graham for Spit Cup weekend. Shared with all. Pour is orange brown. Sweet malts, banana and some clove lead the nose. The taste is strongly sweet malty with banana. Some alcohol. Not so "quad"y as belgian strong-y. Not as complex as a quad. 13.7

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (346) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap at Draught 55..mahogany pour with thin off white head..aroma of raisins,figs,caramel..malty,dry.not too boozy but a little thin..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours clear, dark brown, with a small, bubbly, tan head. The aroma is molasses, plums, licorice, black cherries, candi sugar, and black pepper. Very sweet and malty, with a light spice, and just a touch of bitterness that balances out the sweetness nicely. Medium to heavy body, sticky, syrupy, and a little spicy and well carbonated. This is a nicely done American Quad, which is no easy thing. Great dark fruit character, and wonderful spicy and bitter balance. Nicely done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2358) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750ml bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain, fruit and toffee. Taste is malts, caramel and dried fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (544) - Radford, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a light mahogany color with a 1 finger white head that is pretty resilient. Aroma - caramel, toffee and alcohol notes. Taste - caramel, malt, some clove, fruitiness. Really really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (112) - Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bomber. Pours a deep amber, medium slightly off-white head with average retention and lacing. Nose is all kinds of fruit: peaches, cherries, figs, dates, oranges along with some caramelly boozy notes, faint vanilla. Mouth is medium bodied, pretty sweet, candy sugar, dates, dried figs, cherry, vanilla, warm boozy finish. Good beer for a chilly autumn eve here in the Midwest... where Iím watching a hockey game and staring at this stupid cast on my leg.


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