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RATINGS: 1357   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 (827) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2283) - 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 (521) - 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 (88) - 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 (812) - 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 I’m watching a hockey game and staring at this stupid cast on my leg.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jur (362) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear red-brown pour, little white head. Not much head, light strawberry. Pretty sweet taste: brown sugar, some spice. Boozy. Meh, ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (214) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle (22oz $7.50): Pours a ruby color with one finger of beige head. Very smooth. Lighter body than I expected. Smells fruity... cherries. Also yeasty. Tastes like sweet cherry. Medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says there is a bit of a bite a nice malt she gives a 3.2. It's okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"the aroma of this one really wasn’t up to par, but otherwise it was a pretty good effort. for a quad, the heavy fig/dark fruit aspect is missing, or a little light, but the flavor is a nice fruity, slightly spicy mix. pours ruby with no sediment, and actually little yeast in the aroma or flavor. a little simple for a quad but still good. a little alcohol in the aroma too, and more in the finish, but still manages to be smooth."

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maddmatt639 (277) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of caramel. molasses and floral. Tastes of molasses, bread and licorice. Sweet malty aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2325) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like raisin, tobacco, ash, malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet raisin, malt, caramel, and alcohol.


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