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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,351 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,351
Reviews: 944
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 49
Gots: 211 | 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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Appearance: Dark caramel color with a tan head. Resembling a look similar to Coca-Cola (4)

Smell: Caramel and licorice notes come out strong with a bit of spiciness--cinnamon being the strongest like scent but other spices come though; if only mildly. (3.75)

Taste: Very sweet at first but a caramel / brown sugar / molasses sweetness at first and finishing with a yeasty-breadiness. However, the alcohol definitely comes through strongly. Although 9.4% is pretty high, that doesn't necessarily means that it needs to be boozy-tasting. Perhaps a cloudier or thicker beer could downplay the alcohol. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Light and very carbonated (another Coca-Cola likeness) However, the lightness could be why the booziness is so strong. (3.75)

Overall: Not what I was expecting. The overall strong boozy taste is what brings the drink down. Had the consistency been thicker then the beer would have been a lot better and the complex flavors could really come through. (3.75)

Final Score: 3.75/5

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,351 ratings.