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RATINGS: 1392   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Syrupy sweet and sugary! Oh my, it's like sugar coated salt water taffy. The alcohol is not evident at all, but it's way too sweet and one-dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Bottle - not really sure how to begin. Very nice appearance. Clear copper/amber color with an off-white head. Palate is acceptable. The flavor is pretty different. Almost a rye in there somewhere with spice. I don't really care for spicy beers. So ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Not my favorite of Averyís - and I do tend to like them. Guess Iím just not being reverential. A bit too syrupy while not having the other elements come together. Of course I will try again and see if perhaps it was just a day where we didnít meet on common ground.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Very light in color for a quad, lighter amber. Big sweet aroma, almost too sweet, a little plasticy. Lots of malt in the flavor, a little too sweet, alcohol. Big body, harsh alcohol burn. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Buttery fishy caramel yeat banana aroma. Kind of weird. Perfectly transparent copper with an average off-white head. Very peppery and spiced up to start giving way to banana and yeast notes. Finish has some more spices in it. In not a fan of this "quadruppel". Certainly not even close to being Belgian. Thanks to Ecvich for letting me try this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 29, 2005
aroma is sweet fruitiness with some hops...color is ok.. i prefer a darker beer, but whatever..alcohol is hidden well with a huge malty sweetness..almost too sweet. finish is ..you guessed it, sweet. over all its not too bad, but i probably wont buy it again.. it got me drunk tho.. 10% will do that to ya

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pours dark amber, transparent. Aroma is sweet and malty, with all sorts of sugary flavors. Creamy, smooth, but too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Sample taste at <a href=http://www.chibeer.org>Chicago Beer Society meeting & Randy Mosher birthday party, Dec. 1. I should oughtta know better than take rating notes at a homebrew club meeting. Ya end up with vague impressions and hard to read notes as the evening goes on. Nevertheless: Found it to be a very dark brownish orange, darker than other beers of this style. Ruddy complexion and a nice smell. Taste gives a hint of light strawberries before the Belgian sugar takes over. Yup, sugar, sugar and more sugar waiting to turn into alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
This beer has a heavy malt aroma with some dough, cherry, and port. Not as a full aroma has many great quda have. The head was fizzy and disappeared in 15 seconds. There was no lacing. Body was brown. Initial flavor was heavily sweet with a short finish. Hard to nail down the texture; only slightly syrupy. The carbonation was soft and a difinite, moderate alcohol finish. Certainly not one of my favorite quads. I have another that Iíll let staty in the cellar for a year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
spicy aroma, pepper, fruitiness. Pours a flat copper brown, minimal head. Strong yeasty taste with overpowering pepper. Sweetish finish with alcohol.

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