DonutSeducer (34) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice color, faint hint of fruits in the nose. The taste has notes of malt and very mild fruit notes. Balanced/decent
trichoeg85 (34) - Sumrall, Mississippi, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured to pint glass. Off white head one finger thick dissipated quickly with minimal lacing. Smells malty and of dried dark fruits. Rich deep amber near brown color. Notes of toffee and caramel accentuate the mild bittering of the hops. Has a boozy warmth to it finishes clean. Cheers!
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a strange one, it has a very mild aroma and very cloudy dark red/brown appearance with a farely nutty flavor. Quite pleasant, very strong at 9.4% so it is a sipper and not a gulper unless you want to wake up not knowing where you are and with gods knows who. Worth a try if you’re looking for something new to try.
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a light, hazy head. Aromas of prunes/raisins am burnt sugar. This is a big, boozy Belgian, but the taste is smooth and enjoyable. It's pretty sweet, but that's fitting for the style.
Like most Belgians, this drinks better a bit warmer--almost room temperature.
cgmees (33) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Dark caramel color with a small white cola head. Smell very nice with all kinds of fruit and malts rising from the head. Flavor was semi sweet with hints of raisins and fruit. Nice mouth feel with a good lingering follow through. One I will repeat in the future.
aveclaudenum (31) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown-red with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with hints of alcohol. Very tasty -hints of coffee, caramel, and citrus. The alcohol could be hidden a bit better.. Goes very well with dark bread. Overall a great ale, North Coast definitely have a signature they leave in all their beers - this one is no exception.
diablodawg (31) - - OCT 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
sweet, malty, with spicy overtones and very limited hops. Sweeter than typical belgians. Good, but not great.
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
norhtcoast brewers must be fans of trappist rochefort. while not expecting much, this ale surpassed my american-copycat expectations. rich warm creamy belgian worthy of "note" (pun intended)
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
First of all, I just want to say that the music of Thelonious Monk has changed my life as a music. His ideas were so unique and inspirational that i incorporate them into my own compositions. Away Beer. Yes nice dark brown almost bronze color Big ol’ Of white head. Nice thick lacing. Tastes of Fruit and malts. Kinda carmel. Yea great beer.
glenD (31) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a solid beer. Everything on this beer is subtle. Very subtle. It’s got a strong fruity aroma and flavor with some lingering alcohol resin that lingers with you. Head goes away very quickly and the alcohol does its magic. Not a typical yeasty belgian but thats why I like it. No dealing with fermented bottle conditioned floaters. Pour this with the largest head you can get and drink the S*&T out of it. It’s great.