madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
8th October 2008. On tap at Falling Rock pre GABF. Sweet, smooth oaky beer. Fruity. Not picking up much whisky but this is a nice beer. Ratman197 (15224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
On tap at Avery poured a hazy copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, light fruittiness, light carmel and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, light fruittiness, light carmel and light spice with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.BeerandBlues2 (13715) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Earlier Rating: 2/19/2009 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a hazy copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, oak, plum and light cherry. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, vanilla, oak, cherry and toffee with a smooth lingering bourbon finish.
Draught at Avery, GABF week 2009. Pours hazy orange with a small fizzy white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toasted grain, toffee), average hop (perfume, resin), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of light alcohol, plum, apple, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, heavy sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Earlier Rating: 9/24/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Draught at Avery. Pours hazy brown with an average, creamy white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (flowers, herbs), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of pear, peach, wood, and vanilla. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
On draught at Acorn at The Source. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily to a sparse outer ring. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of bourbon, malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of oaky bourbon, dark fruit and malt. The finish is oaky with a whiskey and malt aftertaste. Good beer overall. bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Draught, labeled West End Reverend, 2009 vintage) Pours a hazy copper body with a small white head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, vanilla, caramel, and raisins. Flavor of bourbon, molasses, raisins, and dates.
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2014. Pours a bit hazy orange appearance with a thin tan head. Black cherry, plum, and other dark fruit notes in the nose. Some whiskey in the flavor along with some banana and cherry notes. Ok but a bit too strong for my taste. 3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
2008 GABF week @ Avery. Slightly hazy honey gold color. Nose is honey and candy sugar with an Irish whiskey-like note, not the typical bourbon character but something more like Bushmills... unfortunately, a lot of the Belgian qualities of the Reverend are muted by the barrel aging, and the whole thing comes across as a mildly boozy fruit, honey, tea and whiskey experience. Body is medium to thin, little to no yeast noticed... overall a bit of a disappointment. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Tap at brewery, GABF ’09.dnstone (3495) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Pours a thick, denses amber with a nose of slight whiskey barrel, molasses prunes, and candy malt. Flavor is a lightning-fast rush of bourbon, alcohol, and whiskey-soaked biscuit. Average mouthfeel but slightly tingly. If you don’t like bourbon, chances are you won’t like this.
Earlier Rating: 10/1/2009 Total Score: 3.9
Tap at Avery, GABF week ’09.
Pours a deep cheddar with a sour, woodsy whiskey sour aroma. Flavor is woodsy oak and whiskey with sweet bourbon and fruit puree in the finish. Thick and coating on the tongue. Yet another winner from Avery.
Orange-golden in color. Sweet, fruity aroma with a bit of whiskey aroma. Sweet and slightly tart with a malt finish.
Notes: Brewery visit ’09 during the GABF GTAEgeek (2343) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
On tap at the brewery during the 23rd Anniversary Party. Hazy dark bronze color, with a medium, foamy, head. Massive bourbon notes, with some walnuts, brown sugar, oak, pine sap, and cinnamon. Sweet and boozy, with a nice mild bitterness. Heavy body, with a velvety, luxurious mouthfeel. This is a wonderfully complex, smooth, and balanced beer.