Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle poured into Duvel glass
A: Dark amber/brown; when held up to significant light. ¾ inch head on hard pour. Head dissipated in one minute. No cap remained. No lacing left.
S: dried fruit, sweet ever so slightly toasted malt, molasses, a little hazelnut, esters, all combined with alcohol.
T: Dried fruit (raisens and prune?), sweet toasty malt and caramelized sugar apples.
M: about a medium mouthfeel. Well carbonated for style.
O: This is the fourth beer in the four pack, but I let it hang out in the fridge for 6 months. From what I can recall about the first three, the aging did it some good in terms of blending the flavors. It is definitely on the sugary molasses side, but it remains rather drinkable right up to the end. The alcohol scent doesn’t translate into the taste, which I find to be a good thing. The alcohol and sugar does start to dominate the nose after the first half of the beer is down. I think this beer is much better with some age on it. I will consider putting some away again as I enjoyed the aged bottle more than the fresh.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2011 05:18:49 | More by BJA
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
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