North Coast Brewing - Brother Thelonious
  • C_BC_B
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    Appearance - Dark copper with a thin head.
    Aroma - Licorice? very forward and very yummy.
    Taste - More licorice with a raisin finish. Again very forward and very yummy.
    Overall - Fanfreakingtastic. It would really be too sweet for more than one. But overall a very nice beer. Not exactly what I expected for a "Belgian style Abby ale."
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    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
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    it's weird but it's good. you need to be in the mood for it though, it's not an every day beer.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    it's weird but it's good. you need to be in the mood for it though, it's not an every day beer.


    You've had it? I agree with this statement.

    At first I was like, "WOW! BAM, RIGHT IN THE KISSER"

    Then I was like, "It's good... But a bit too sweet."

    And at the end I was like, "Whatever, its ok I guess."
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
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    The sweetness/raisin/licorice comes off in the first taste as maltyness. It is not maltyness.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
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    C_B said:

    The sweetness/raisin/licorice comes off in the first taste as maltyness. It is not maltyness.



    im pretty sure it's special B or something along those lines.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 107,906
    C_B said:

    Lakewood said:

    it's weird but it's good. you need to be in the mood for it though, it's not an every day beer.


    You've had it? I agree with this statement.

    At first I was like, "WOW! BAM, RIGHT IN THE KISSER"

    Then I was like, "It's good... But a bit too sweet."

    And at the end I was like, "Whatever, its ok I guess."


    i think i hang in the near the middle on this one. i would probably have to try it again though to give an accurate assessment. it's been a while and my ability to gauge flavors in beers has evolved a bit.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 79,348
    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    The sweetness/raisin/licorice comes off in the first taste as maltyness. It is not maltyness.



    im pretty sure it's special B or something along those lines.

    Oh good call. I was thinking they got happy with the C60. But that really isn't right. It's too much of something crystally/caramelly but not really either of those.
    I feel like knocking that single ingredient back by half would drastically change this beer for the better.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 107,906
    C_B said:

    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    The sweetness/raisin/licorice comes off in the first taste as maltyness. It is not maltyness.



    im pretty sure it's special B or something along those lines.

    Oh good call. I was thinking they got happy with the C60. But that really isn't right. It's too much of something crystally/caramelly but not really either of those.
    I feel like knocking that single ingredient back by half would drastically change this beer for the better.


    I feel like I should get a bottle of this soon and give it a proper taste. I'm going off of vague memories and your description at this point.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 79,348
    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    The sweetness/raisin/licorice comes off in the first taste as maltyness. It is not maltyness.



    im pretty sure it's special B or something along those lines.

    Oh good call. I was thinking they got happy with the C60. But that really isn't right. It's too much of something crystally/caramelly but not really either of those.
    I feel like knocking that single ingredient back by half would drastically change this beer for the better.


    I feel like I should get a bottle of this soon and give it a proper taste. I'm going off of vague memories and your description at this point.


    You should totally do this to validate the review.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 107,906
    C_B said:

    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    The sweetness/raisin/licorice comes off in the first taste as maltyness. It is not maltyness.



    im pretty sure it's special B or something along those lines.

    Oh good call. I was thinking they got happy with the C60. But that really isn't right. It's too much of something crystally/caramelly but not really either of those.
    I feel like knocking that single ingredient back by half would drastically change this beer for the better.


    I feel like I should get a bottle of this soon and give it a proper taste. I'm going off of vague memories and your description at this point.


    You should totally do this to validate the review.


    Mission accepted.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny