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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2302) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
probably drank it out of character. but i have had it from the cask and from those 22 oz bottles. nice beer as described. i canít figure when you would drink it. complex and interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Green apple and slightly sour aroma. Apple, pear, malt, and alcohol dominate the flavor with a honey flavored finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Small white head on amber/orange body. Aroma is fairly malty with some light to modeate yeast notes and some hops thrown in there just for good measure. A light to medium body and very dry texture the carbonation is no where to speak of. Initial flavor is moderate sweetness and light acidic undertones. An average finish that is moslty malty sweetness and a foreboding alc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber in color with no head. Honey and nutmeg in the aroma. Very strong alcohol taste. Slightly bubbly mouthfeel which I donít particularly care for in a quad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Thick hazy, sunburst orange. Flat pour with little head or carbonation evident. Rotting fruit/leaves aroma, toasty caramelization, molasses. Sweet, dougy, flowery flavor with lots of thickness. Quite a lot of maltiness in addition to the fruity yeast notes. Moderate to high bitterness, especially for the style. Smooth, funky finish, alcohol not very apparent. Nicely constructed malt here, but too heavy on the bitterness, sweetness and rotting fruit notes for my preference. There just seems to be a conspicuous lack of...anything compelling...for $6 and 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours clear amber and I got virtually no head off it. Very little lacing. Nose is super sweet and alcohol is heavily present. Taste is extremely thick on the mouth and you get a firm syrup flavor, which for me is a bad start. There are tones of alcohol and fruits, but overall it feels too syrupy on the mouth. Over time this is a characteristic I still canít come to appreciate. This is a sipper, but not one I would run to the store to grab again. For a quad, Iíd turn to the Rochefort 10 or most other quads over this one any day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinisterdad (14) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
dark golden beer with a disappearing head. Sweet aroma of raisins, dark fruit, and some alcohol. Malt, bread and raisin flavor. Sharp and alcoholic. Low on carbonation. A bit dissapointing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2007
The Commercial Description is to the tooth accurate. Little light for a Quad, color wasnít all there (ive seen Ambers darker than this) but the head was acceptable for a Quad. Aroma was disappointing and defenatley lacks that "Belgian" spirit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Tap at Barcade: Copper/amber pour with decent clarity and an off-white head. Sweet nutty aroma with mild dried fruit. Thereís also that brown sugar and fig with some Belgian-y esters. The flavor starts nutty and toasted, with decent character. Then it becomes a homogeneous sweet mess of raisin and candied sugar. Not much depth. Although it started a bit tasty, the finish isnít balancing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sthlm (1233) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2008
[Bottle] Pours dark amber with a decent cream head. Aroma is fairly sweet, but there is actually a pretty solid maltiness in there as well. Taste is (big surprise) very sweet and boozy. There is a decent amount of yeast and a hint of fruitiness, but otherwise the sugary sweetness and alcohol dominate. Quite thick with a decent finish. I wouldn’t have tried this if it had not been at a tasting, and I am overall quite unimpressed with it.

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