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.
Mep3222 (947) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Candy sugar malty aroma and flavor. Malty and slight sugary but surprisingly light palate for the big Brew. Caramelized malt and Belgian candy sugar dominate, but flavorful quad. Maybe a bit too sweet to drink too much, but above average quad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TimE (4257) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. The body is rather thin. With dark fruit and cherries. A bit too thin body.
MarinaMarket (233) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of tart cherries, Candi sugar, Belgian yeast. Medium body with strong yeast notes, malts, alcohols, with a sweet finish.
northropfrye (2840) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish, semi-transparent body, white head, not much retention or lacing. Nice bready dried fruit and caramel aroma, some booze. Taste is sweet, a bit of cola and cocoa in addition to dried fruit and bread. A bit of a thinner palate. Not the best quad, but decent.
Quick3Beers (451) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a caramel from a bottle, decent off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, vanilla, boozy bourbon caramel. Flavor similar, maybe some cherry, lots of good Belgian flavor from the malt and yeast. Slightly boozy finish, but doesn’t burn. Very good beer.
DCLawyer (1952) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from Churchkey Avery Cellar event. Draft->snifter. Amber with moderate eggshell head. Belgian yeast, dough, dark fruit, caramel malt. Can sense the alcohol here. Good.
commonmac (728) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source. Really impressive brewery and tap room. Consumed in 10 oz pour with willyP and wanderkate. Beautiful coppery color with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma gives a sweet impression with some dark fruits. Deep flavor profile on the initial sip. The traditional plum and raisin notes are there along with a healthy dose of sugars. Balance is pretty solid as the sweetness doesn’t overwhelm. Little bit of a drop off towards the end but beginning and middle rival other Belgian quads. Preach on, Avery. Preach on.
thomashall (359) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Tim...thanks buddy! Hazy brown pour with minimal head. Strong sweet dark fruit aroma. Taste is not as sweet as I hoped. Still really good.
rosskyle (222) - - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Hazy dark red color with a thick tan head. Sweet plum, cherries, and alcohol aroma. Thick body. Smooth texture. Dark fruit flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Darwenus (674) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Avery just never disappoints me. I’m not a huge fan of quads, I tend to enjoy dubbels more. Quads can be too sweet and rich for me. But this one is perfect. It pours the color of strong iced tea, with about as much foam. The aroma has spiced notes, oranges, mild coffee. The flavor adds yams, caramel, apple-butter. It’s sweet, but not overly so. Not extremely rich. The 10% abv is hidden in the smooth malt backbone. Well done.