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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 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 I’ll let staty in the cellar for a year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2006
Smells like overripened pears and bubble-yum. Doesn’t have a sharp aftertaste like some BSA’s. little head, captain morgan’s color. Aroma good. Rather alcoholic. Pretty nasty. considered drain-pouring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 1, 2006
No bottle refermentation. The beer just can’t muster the thick head it needs. An overwhelming wave of candied fruits, cheeries, apples, banana, and pear apparant. A little heavy handed with the sugar and a little light with the hops. The fruit is right on, but the balance of hops or crisp bubbles is just not here. There is a subtle spice that trys to dry the beer out of the finish but this is quickly checked by more sugar. Not my favorite but what a buzz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2006
Clear amber colour with a small off white head. Sweet, caramel malty aroma with notes of yeast and fruit. Malty and dark fruit sweet flavor with a hints of spices. Light alcohol sweet finish. Thin palate for this style of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Clear copper color with nice tan head. It pretty much dissipated to nothing with no lacing before long. Belgium yeast, sweet malts and fruitiness was the aroma. The flavor was spicy, peppery, fruity (cherries) and malty with no sense of the 10% ABV. Really easy drinking for a quad Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2006
Very thick yet terribly uninteresting beer. Quads should probably have a bit more to offer, I would think, especially at $8 for 12 oz. Not to blame the bar, Dirty Truth, as given the bottle price, that draught price is damn good. Sludgy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nugget (30) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 22 oz bottle- Pours amber with an off-white head. Has a huge fruity sweet and alcoholic aroma. Tastes kinda banana with orangey flavors and a nice hop finish. Pretty audacious to call it a quad, I’d probably appreciate this more as a winter seasonal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
Amber color. Strong Ale, alcohol kick, a hint of liquorice (?) and light caramel and hazelnuts aroma. The final has some unroasted nuts. Not convincing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7270) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bomber. Poured translucent copper with almost nothing going on for head. The nose picked up peppery alcohol, burnt caramel, rum-soaked raisins, and molasses... medium intensity. Flavor picked up too much of the booze factor, with peppery rum and dark fruit sweetness almost becoming cloying... bit of brown sugar and molasses, too... too sweet. Medium-bodied, but heavy on the spicage and sweetness.. made it hard to finish the bomber. OK.. but not one I’ll seek out again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zootfinster (210) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2006
A nice dark amber appearing beer with a bit of cloudiness. A respectable head that dissipates a bit too quickly. A malty sweetish flavor. The the aftertaste is a little too malty but it is certainly a very full bodied beer, one you could consider a meal in itself, which I did, before I noticed the ABV is 10%. This might account for why it tasted better and better as I got to the bottom of the bottle

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