htzpah (105) - - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at Southside Spirit House in SF. Lovely sticky caramel toasted nose. Juicy chocolate and grape taste. Finishes with a toffee linger.
brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Took a chance on this one and must say very suprised. Pour was nice brown with a light head. Aroma was strong with spice and yeast. Flavor was full and complex with dark breads and plums and a touch of alcohol.It finished sweet and longl
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crimson brown without much head (slightly tan). Not much on the aroma, maybe a soft roasted, earthy scent. Belgian and abbey are not good descriptors. This is a glorified brown ale. Chalky, acidic, and flimsy body. I guess it’s more about the charity than the beer.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with light tan head, good lacing. Dark fruits and caramel dominate the taste. A good beer for the style and pretty cheap.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Smells good and tastes great. Nice, full boddies, and rich. I don’t know if I would be able to have more than one or two of them. Delicious but a little heavy in the gut.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Toffee and plums dominate this dark, rich brew. Had it in a rather dark bar, so some of the visual aspects not apparent. A pretty good Abbey ale, however. North Coast is still possibly my favorite brewery, and this beer is no exception.
k9coug (102) - USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sipper. Took me an hour to finish. Wonderful for what it is. I just had a 12 oz bottle, no cork, so was unaware it was as good as it was. May have been mis-marked.
Funkatrocious (101) - - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from bottle. Deep brown in color with substantial light brown head. Smooth inoffensive sweet Belgian. Hides the 9.3% well. Good beer.
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boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with ruby highlights, very thin tan head. no head, no retention... no lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, belgian yeast, bready, malt, caramal, molassas. Medium body, somewhat chewy. Plenty of carbonation. Alcohol present and in the after taste. Taste is molassas, dark fruits, caramel sweetness, brown sugar, alcohol in the finish. In my estimation, Thelonious deserves a better brew named after him.
elcaballo (101) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fairly strong offering from north coast, this beer is dominated by dark fruit flavors. Some maltiness is present. The mouthfeel is excellent. A good but not great beer.