slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2007 Once poured, a cosmos of clear bubbles settled atop the body of this beer, then dissipated into the clear tawny hue below. Thus the Belgian Candi Sugar Experience begins! The Reverend smells like a sweet bread, perhaps the communion of a biscuit and unripened wine. The body is warm and light in the mouth; glowing, glowing like fire water molasses. Me thinks of dark fruits as time passes and ale grows warm; currants, dates and cherries. Alcohol remains the dominant flavor, though, which makes for a dull Quadrupel comparison. Indeed, the Reverend is potent making for connection with the SUPREME plausible, but the beer remains a worldly interpretation; consubstantiation, not transubstantiation.
Enjoyed from a Samichlaus Tulip, served chilled.
Ericular (733) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of your typical candi sugar and bananas, but the cherries were a nice touch. Sweet with Belgian hallmarks, yeast, and a little cherry.
Emeister84 (1402) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of purple grapes, plums, slightly raisiny, some cherry. Hazy red with a mostly lasting white head. Fruity, a little sweet, great balance. Medium-full bodied.
Nocturne (1037) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBM Jimbocho, Tokyo. Hazy copper shade with just a ring of bubbles. Aroma has a nice touch of red grape and brown sugar. Taste is similar with caramel notes and chewy raisin maltiness. Nice enough, but to me a good quad is a complex beast, and this seems rather simple.
Oscbert (1106) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity aroma of cherry raisin and prune with clove like spiciness.
Pours a hazy brownish amber color with small lasting off white head
Rich malty flavor of raisin, caramel, banana and clove spiciness
Medium full bodied with medium co2, lingering raisin like sweetness
Enjoyable American quad. Complex enough to keep me interested but a bit swet
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Aggiebob (140) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Copper red color poured with minimal head. Stone fruit flavor with strong alcohol kick.
obxdude10 (2102) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Itís been a while since I found a different quad Iíve liked. The Reverend on draft at the Craft Ale House in Limerick fit the bill! The beer poured cloudy brown with a very huge tan head. The head laced nicely around the inside of the glass. The nose was sweet, with notes of sugar, wood, alcohol and light grassy hops. The Reverend was extremely delicious and smooth, with a creamy quality to the body. I tasted some light caramel flavors, along with cherry, candy sugar, molasses and light flowery hops. This is an outstanding quad!
williamstome (1208) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red pour, tan head. Great aroma of dried fruit and booze, flavor of belgian yeast, spice, booze, figs, and dark fruit.
patricks110 (1915) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite the style of quad I love. Pours a dark golden burgundy with a thin beige head. The aroma has dried fruit notes with light bready and biscuity malts, toffee, molasses and leafy, spicy hops. A bit unassuming and flat in the middle with sweet fruity notes. The finish is hot with booze and spicy hops. Nice fruits and toffee malts. Not a great quad.
Pumpkin87 (85) - - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very pretty auburn red with small but dense tan head that reduces quickly.
Nose is muted; needs work to get more than malt and candy sugar. Palate is more interesting, with bananas, cloves, brown sugar joining the malts, along with undercurrent of spicy heat. The 10 percent ABV quickly makes itself felt.
A rich beer, not quite as well put together as first-rank Belgians, but good enough for second rank.
Shark_Pants (369) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red with small head. Aromas of candi sugar, bananas, cherry, malt. The taste is sweet - candi sugar, bubblegum, cherry, sourdough, belgian yeast, spices. Medium to full bodied. A bit overly sweet but pretty good as a desert beer.