The Reverend - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by hyuga:
3.65/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Not much of a head on this reddish-brown brew, and what little it has dies down to patches and an off-white ring of lace soon after the pour. Still not a bad looking beer. Aroma of dried apricots and rum-soaked raisins with a good caramel sweetness. They say candy sugar is at the heart of this brew, but it seems to me that it only appears in hints and suggestions while alcoholic cherry syrup and caramel take over. A little too much alcohol presence, even though it is a 10% brew, it could be hidden better. However, the alcohol does calm down a bit in the flavor as it warms. Very smooth mouthfeel, nice. Slight grainy malt presence after warming more, which is pleasant. The candy sugar does show up just a bit more after warming as well, but it's still an undertone. Not a bad brew, I don't think I'd rush out to have it again though.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2004 06:00:53 | More by hyuga
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4.21/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bomber shared with friends. My serving was in an Innis and Gunn stemmed glass (not quite a tulip, but not a straight walled goblet either). No date on the bottle.
Appearance Clear/bright dark amber. Thin ring of white foam. Some small islands of lacing.
Smell: Toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of phenol. A very deep and rich aroma.
Taste: Toffee, Candi sugar, caramel, cherry, phenol, with a mild bitter finish that complements the other flavors. Very rich.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but sticky on the teeth. Light carbonation.
Overall / Drinkability: The Reverend has given me his sermon and I'm a converted believer. This is a very good beer. Deep flavor and aroma profiles, good looking, and even the mouthfeel works with everything else going on. I'd hesitate to put it in any more of a religious connotation, but I effective went to a service, listened to the sermon, took communion, and left uplifted. This is one damn good beer. The alcohol does make itself a little bit known, but not enough that I found it hot. I had such a good experience I know it's dangerous enough for me to reach for another one and be in real trouble and in for a proper preaching against sin after the 2nd bottle. Great beer and I'll be picking this up again.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2014 23:18:01 | More by damndirtyape
The Reverend from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.