KevinReddirt (237) - Midland, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2018 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.
Mighty unsure of a quad that comes from a 12 oz can. But here it is in my hand so let's give it a shot. This beer was picked up in Santa Fe in the early fall. Pop the tab and in it goes to my tulip glass. I see a black-gold liquid, curious, finished by a strong eggshell white head. The scent, decent, fills the room, yellow fruit, grain, ribbon candy. Again not exactly quadrupel standard. But all this is the lead up to the taste. I would call it more a Belgian ale inclination. There is some red plum, malt, a touch of cane sugar sweetness, red cherry. The 10% abv is completely covered. Not bad, not great. a departure from the expected at best. Block (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2017
Backlog entry prior to closing out 2017. Well rounded, as expected. Nothing too unusual. It's strong. erikaraeb (325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2017
Cinnamon, clove, and perhaps some tomato? More of a watery dubbel than a quad Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From Apr 2007
This one pours from foil wrapped 22oz bottle a clear copper colour witha large head of foam that shrank quickly leaving a fine broken layer with some lacing.
The smell is of yeast and fruit, mainly dark fruit. Quite nice.
The taste is mainly fruit up front. I can taste some fig, apricot, plum, followed by a strong yeast flavour , some candy sugar, and some bread. More sips in and the alcohol becomes more noticeable with some graininess coming through as well.To be honest, I can't say the flavours are working very well together and I'm finding it difficult to take more sips. This brew just doesn't work for me, I reckon.
Bottom line: This is my first bottle of The Reverend and I'd daresay, it will be my last. The flavours were just too chaotic for my palate.
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2017
can. Deep amber orange with very small head. Sweet with brown sugar, dark fruit, belgian candi sugar and a little spice. Plenty of booze, a little hot. Pretty good, but not elite.
luttonm (6957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Can in Seattle. Dark rosy brown, rich mahogany. Rich, fruity raisin on nose, along with alcohol. A bit of dark spice, some ester. Rich and full body, but a touch inelegant. Bit of pepper. Alcohol richness but low burn. pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2017
2009 Bottle from Indiana_Red at a bottle share: At almost 10 years old, super mellowed out, a lot in the aroma that resembles a mead. A little papery in the finish. BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce bottle.
Appearance pours a clear dark copper color, 1-2 fingers of white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is dark sugars and darker fruits. Taste is rich and malty to open, lots of caramel and molasses flavors give it a semi-sweet start, lots of overripe dark fruits, raisins and plum. Some hops for spiciness and bittering comes into play later. Palate is well carbonated.... sticky and warming. Overall a pretty solid Quad from Avery. Not the absolute best Quad I’ve ever had but still pretty damned good. Goes down way too easily and would love to try this one barrel aged. fugitive (2061) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 17, 2017
Bottle @ Bibere, Piraeus. Color amber with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, yeast, sweet, alcohol. Taste sweet, caramel, malt, yeast, bitter finish. Revans7782 (1) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2017 A great American Quad. Bold but smooth. Not overwhelmingly sweet, smooth or boozey. Balanced.