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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,233 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,233
Reviews: 936
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 46
Gots: 170 | 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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xymyl

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vibrant deep mahogany red with a thin tan head that stays at about a quarter inch,and good lacing. Highly carbonated and easy to stir the head back up again.

Nose is sweet and spicy with brown sugar, plumb, banana, licorice, smoke and slight latex notes. A lot of other stuff going on, but I'll move on...

Taste is sweet up front with strong cherry and plumbs and a spiciness carried along by the alcohol. Caramel and bready bicsuit notes eventually release some huge pepper at the finish. There is a lot more going on here but I'm going to kick back and listen to some Miles Davis, that's right, Miles. When I find a Miles beer I'll listen to Sonny and when I find a Sonny beer, then, THEN I'll listen to Thelonious.

Medium full in body. I heard bad things, but this is very much my speed. Need to try and get more. Nice!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 20:54:34 | More by xymyl
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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,233 ratings.