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RATINGS: 1432   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeBojanx (2) - Fayetteville, USA - NOV 1, 2013 does not count
By Far my favorite beer on Tap @ The TapHouse! Bold flavor and great taste!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnnyShake (3) - hayward, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
Smells like raisins. A blackberry honey color in the glass. Drinking this out of a New Belgium 2014 snifter. Sweet, fruity, ever so slightly spicy finish. Johnny likey. Amen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickel (996) - - APR 30, 2014
Probably best beer i tried ever. Aroma and taste - beyond the compare. Maybe it’s just the emotions. Tried several times with the same effect - enchanted by reverend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2005 does not count
This is my favorite beer by an American brewer. It’s fruity, easy to drink, has a great, mildly foamy head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Buddahchild (28) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2007
YES YES! oh sinister minister you touch me like a choir boy. A great amber hue with pale light head. Aromas of dark candied fruits, malty sweetness, cereal. Aw the mouth feel is medium to heavy with caramel, sweet nuts, candy malts, and a delicious balance of hops caressing your tongue. Try cellaring this for a year or more. mmmmmmmmmmm!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2007
I must confess surpise at the mere 86th percentile at time of rating... perhaps I stumbled onto a bottle from an exceptionally excellent batch. 22 ounce bomber. Pours with a startling coppery-apricot color that I’ve never before encountered. Crystalline clarity transforms my tulip of ale into an amber fisheye lens. Veritable galaxies of miniscule bubbles race upward, as frenzied and mesmerizing as dancing flame, to join the lumpy foam that pings like hail on a tin roof. (The second pour produces an enchanting snowglobe of floaties.) A mouthwatering menagerie of melding smells… candied citrus, spiced carrotcake, peach, bubblegum, banana, pungent Szechuan peppercorns, vanilla malt, lychee, freshly-turned earth, crushed blackberries, musky livestock, licorice, grape soda… the mind reels to contemplate it, and I have yet to taste! Although less complex, each epiphanous sip proves more harmonious than the almost cacophanous aromatics, displaying intense-but-not-cloying date sweetness, resiney pine exudations, cloves and candycanes, cognac and candy corn, and gingery, gum-numbing ethanolic heat. This elixir finishes with a haymaker wallop of cherry, yeast, and peppery smoke. As my first glass nears emptiness, I goggle at the foam clinging like a wet teeshirt to a coed primed with two dixie cups of white zinfandel from a box. Ironically parallel to that analogy, befitting brain-pickling alcoholic strength asserts itself halfway through the second glass; my addled mind struggles for words, and my unfeeling fingers record nonsensical glyphs and mystical (ha!) runes. Touche, Reverend! Absolutely decadent palate: thick, smooth and rich as whipped butter, soft as down, and creamy as lotion. Unbelieveable! The aftertaste is more of a sensation; a bittersweet back-of-throat burn, actually quite warming and pleasant. Surprising and equally memorable, a lingering retronasal afterscent exerts itself, perfumey and lavender-y… reminds me of a stripper I knew way back when. Cue harp music. Excuse me now, as I sink into a stuporous slumber of erotic dreams.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Tap at the "Blind Tiger". Great beer. Aromas of baked apples, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter background, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Brown, cloudy in the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bigandy1978 (3) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 14, 2007 does not count
alcohol, chocolate, cloudy, brown, tan foam, It’s flavor is bold, deep and delicious.full body, slick feel, soft carbonation. One of these beers will mess you up. (22 oz.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 17, 2008
At RateBeerians Tasting. Bottle: Religously good. Bold, complex, well rounded, ABV well hidden. Be careful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2008
Tasted 3 versions 2008, 2005 and 2002. Wow what a beer. Spiceses and a full mounth and good aftertaste. I hope i can try some other beers from this very nice brewery.

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