Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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2,523 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,523
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 59
Gots: 291 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

"We have two kids, my wife and myself." - Thelonius Monnk

A Christmas gift from my cousin.

Pours butterscotch brown but sits dark oxblood in my glass. Bright, clear ruby red when held to light. No lace but stubborn retention that sits around for all my imbibing and pontification.

Black cherry syrup and Celestial Seasonings Mandarin orange spice tea aroma.

Black cherry syrup and orange peel with dark toasty bread and herbal tea spice. Gentle mouthfeel but doesn't have much back end. After some aging it's not hot but it certainly tastes alcoholic.

A Belgian masterpiece it's not. Still pretty good though. Thanks Mason.

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The beer pours a hazy brown color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of toffee malt, as well as quite a bit of dark fruit. The flavor is somewhat similar. I get a lot of toffee and grain notes, as well as some brown sugar and some dark fruit. Overall, the beer is fairly sweet. There is also some noticeable alcohol present in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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A - amber-brown with a big, thick, brown head that has great retention

S - caramel, apples, dark fruit, faint spices

T - caramel, apples, spicy, fruity, faint alcohol

M - warm, smooth, well carbonated, medium to full bodied

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,523 ratings.