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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

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Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Copper currency. Rich, doughy malts, sweetened fruits, sugars and yeast in the aroma, giving a hint of peanut butter and bubble gum. Perhaps a hint of herbs in the aroma as well. Phenolic and fairly subtle tasting, with a light flavor overall considering its style and potency as well as several strange flavors, including plastic. Bright, spicy yeast flavors, with hints of cinnamon. The flavors are not really cloying like it is for some folks, but it isn’t as juicy and flavorful as the best Quads.

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Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
On tap at RNH. Pour is hazy amber with a very small white head. Aroma is heavy towards with malts - honey, fruits, white wine. Similar taste but more pronounced. Sort of a mix between a barley wine and a quad, not bad.

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kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Pours to a lovely dark orange and orange-ish head. Smell has some fruit and lots of yeast, but also surprisingly earthy - don’t care much for that element. Taste is sweet, almost artificially so. Some spice also. Malty finish. Feel like I should be tasting something more complex in this quad, but it isn’t there. Gets a little better the longer it sits in the fridge, but still not a wower. 10% ABV makes sense - neither feel this one too strongly nor feel like it’s less. Doesn’t compare to Boulevard’s Sixth Glass - maybe more comparable to Schlafly’s quad. Not what I’d recommend to quad starters.

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RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle poured into trappist. Appealing brown color with red/purple tint. Aroma isn’t quite as complex as I expected. I pick up lots of dark fruits, a hint of booze, red win, and tons of currant. Aroma leads me to believe this will be very sweet. Taste, while not amazing, outshines the nose. A nice boozey front gives way to a cloying, sweet finish. More plum, currant, and fig with a nice touch of spice near the end. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

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conway (2210) - - OCT 7, 2012
Poured ruby/copper with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Taste is the same but dark fruits and alcohol become more prominent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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jkbachman (181) - - JAN 21, 2013
Dark amber ruby with minimal head retention. Dark fruit aroma. Light bodied with lingering alcohol taste. Some banana notes that finish the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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ScoWRee (424) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours a nice brownish color, like iced tea, with a thin tan head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Tastes of cherry with a sweet brown sugar hint. Spicy but not over powering. Malty and smooth. Bordering on too sweet. Not bad.

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Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bomber. Deep, hazy copper with a tan head. Dark sugar and tart aromas. Similar flavors with some alcohol burn.

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EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Hints of cherry in both the aroma and taste. Pours a deep amber color with minimal head. Solid offering without being outstanding at any particular aspect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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Nero55 (947) - Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft at Rocketcity Brewfest. Light amber with thin brown head. Aroma of light Belgian notes (clove and some banana) with a light sweetness. Heavy body, candy sugar sweetness, malt, and and some light fruit notes with a sweet finish.


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