PMgep (98) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[330 ml bottle from Systembolaget] Nice amber colour, but not so much foam. The flavour is of malt, caramel, spices and jazz.
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 Brother Thelonious is a beer to drink when you are sitting with a friend! It changes flavour around 3 times with every sip you take and will keep you intrigued until the last drop
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FriendOfBeer (98) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Dark cherry red appearance. Palate is filled with figs and cherries, very carbonated, high alcoholic taste. All fades away rather quickly leaving only fruitiness which warrants this a near 4 rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
bnwokedi89 (97) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep abbey style beer with a nutty brown complexion and a serious punch. 9.4% alcohol per volume hits you pretty hard after a couple. Smooth flavor that lends itself to enjoying slowly. There is a fruity aftertaste which is almost raisin like but also hart a bit of a tart taste like a cranberry. It's hard to explain but will make sense when you try this beer.
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iguanodon (97) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel with a hint of banana and faint booze. Taste is caramel, stone fruit and booze.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, pretty sweet label too. This poured a rich, deep red with a nice froamy (frothy & foamy) off-white head. Good yeasty aroma with notes of fruit. Great full-bodied flavor with notes of chocolate, fruit, caramel maltiness and spices. Good lingering mouth feel, this should get better with age.
MOARBEER (94) - WALES - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Clearly I had a bad bottle first time around. Second bottle was nothing like the first. Decent abbey style Belgian strong. Dried fruits, sweet caramel, bread.
welho (93) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown color with white head. Smells fruits. Thick very sweet taste, some alcohol. Would suite much better those chilly autumn nights than this summer night I enjoyed this one. I like it!
Bassikpoet (93) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown. Smells of caramel and hints of vanilla. Its a smooth beer for its style but there is just something a little off about the taste. As if they left out an ingredient. Really enjoy Belgian style ales but this one just wasn’t great.
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour is a nice dark ruby to umber. Mediun head falls quickly.
lots of big fruity malts in the nose. Candied raisin, cinnamon, toasted macadamia, a hint of banana as wel, definitey very belgian.
taste is huge baking spices, ckove, cinnamon, and raisin fruits. Prune, molases, french toast.
palate is a tad sticky but not overly so. Arb is solid, alcohol also in balance.