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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,207 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,207
Reviews: 934
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 45
Gots: 160 | 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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damndirtyape

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single 12oz bottle (no date) poured into a Rochefort Goblet (Whoohoo! My first proper Belgian glass drink).

Appearance: Nice dark brown-orange color. Foam died down rapidly to leave just a little bit at the edges with some thin skims of foam floating on top. Plenty of carbonation coming up through the liquid as I drank it down.

Smell: When first poured and still cold, not a lot of anything. As it warmed up fruit (grapes, plums) liquor becomes the predominant smell. Maybe just a hint of molasses in there when cold, but that's gone when warm.

Taste: Fruits a(white grapes, plums) nd sweetness up front, caramel in the middle, very mild bitter finish with sweet aftertaste in the mouth. Definitely reminds me of a Belgian stale ale. Alcohol very well hidden - not at all noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation on the tongue, just a little bit sticky but still plenty smooth going down. Just a hint oily towards the end of the glass.

Drinkability: I had this with a meal (Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes) and it went very well. I'm noticing some of the high ABV sneaking up on me towards the end so not something I have more than one of in an evening, but quite enjoyable overall. Solid good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 23:58:50 | More by damndirtyape
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,207 ratings.