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Brother Thelonious - North Coast Brewing Co.

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very good

2,588 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,588
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 61
Gots: 341 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: sloejams on 05-04-2006

"Vital Statistics

Style: Belgian Style Strong Dark
Color: Dark mahogany
ABV: 9.4%
Bitterness: 32 IBU's"
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This is a delicious offering. It's comes across like an amped up Dubbel. It's complex and flavorful. It's balanced, smooth, and drinkable. I will definitely have this again.

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3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a quarter inch head that dissipates to only leave a thin ring around the glass and an island of wafer thin head in the middle from the laser etched Duvel tulip. The beer itself is black, but chocolate or mahogony against the light. A swirl conjures up tan bubbles in little whirlpools along the edges. A delight to look at. Lots of caramel and chocolate on the first sniff. Cherries, plums, and other dark fruit come out with a swirl. Not the most complex aroma from this one, but it's inviting. The taste is smooth, going from one flavor to another easily. Chocolate is the most prevalent flavor with thick caramel and Belgian candied sugar is very evident as well. The fruit aromas are present in the flavor, but very subtle. I mostly dislike the candied sugar, but this one has so much of a chocolate backbone that the sugar doesn't stick around in the back of your throat like most other Belgians I've had. It's like biscotti or maybe a wafer. Good, intense flavor, but it doesn't out stay its welcome. Body is light, which makes this a deceptively high ABV beer. Finish is balanced.

Good beer, but nothing too special. A notch above most other dark Belgians. Great if you're looking for chocolate in your tulip.

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A: Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a big fluffy cream colored head that sticks around

S: Caramel, malt, little hints of dark fruit

T: Malty sweetness, little bit of a creamy/chalky consistency, and a just a hint of currants/dark berries.

O: I expected more from the folks that made Old Rasputin. This is rather bland, but by no means a bad beer.

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Brother Thelonious from North Coast Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 2,588 ratings.