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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Brother TheloniousBrother Thelonious

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,251 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,251
Reviews: 937
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 46
Gots: 176 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Vital Statistics

Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Color: Dark mahogany
ABV: 9.4%
Bitterness: 32 IBU's"

(Beer added by: sloejams on 05-04-2006)
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a decent appearance.... dark amber with a nice head. No carbonation issues as noted by previous reviewers. Honestly this is a fairly heavy beer, and it taste quite better as it warms up/as i get buzzed. @ 9.4% it is no joke. This beer is not deceptive or afraid to show it's face. Aroma like candy, caramel, and sour apple fruit. Taste is fairly bitter.. but not hops or alcohol. A little rough around the edges.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 02:34:03 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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Appearance: Poured into a tulip glass. 1/2 inch head disappeared within a couple of minutes. Not bad but still disappointing for the style.

Smell: Bottle said to enjoy at 55 degrees. It was definitely colder than this when I poured, so given the 9.4% abv I was not surprised that the smell of alcohol predominated at first. No matter, I didn't want to drink it quickly so I had no trouble sipping slowly to allow it to warm up a bit. It was around 60 degrees by the time I was done. But it didn't help much--even at warmer temperatures all I could smell was alcohol and some coffee.

Taste: Not surprisingly, my first sips were all alcohol and burnt coffee. As the glass warmed up a bit it improved marginally. Overly sweet with some burnt toffee. Some spices that were overwhelmed by the alcohol. The lack of complexity is hard to believe until you've tasted it for yourself. I could barely detect some dark fruits--figs, raisins maybe?--struggling to come through without much success. This is such a fantastic style and this beer fails completely.

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The worst part is that I didn't even mean to purchase this beer. I bought a four-pack of Three Philosophers--at least that's what the carrier packaging said. I didn't look at the actual bottles at the store, and when I got home, lo and behold I was stuck with four of these. And now I have three more of them to suffer through. I'll update this review if the boozy Brother Thelonious somehow grows on me.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,251 ratings.