RATINGS: 1731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
With the developing interest in Belgian abbey ales and the monasteries that brew them, its time to remind the world that here in the U.S., we have a Monk of our own. Jazz icon Thelonious Monk is the inspiration for North Coast Brewings new Belgian-style abbey ale called, appropriately enough, Brother Thelonious. The beer is being released in conjunction with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (www.monkinstitute.org), and the brewery will make a contribution to the Institute for every case sold to support jazz education.
2013 vintage - 9.4% abv Like a Belgian Dark Strong Ale, the beer is rich and robust with an ABV of 9%. The package is a 750 ml bottle with a traditional cork and wire finish and features a label picturing the jazz master himself.

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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
klaing (282) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Hazy nut brown with foamy head. Aroma a little off putting, esters giving off a bubblegum smell. Tastes better, burnt sugar, caramel, some berry & pear. A little cloying. A faint aftertaste of charred oak which I like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (614) - Mora, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2017
Brown color, medium sized beige head. Aromas of alcohol, yeast, spices, dried fruits and caramel. Sweet taste with alcohol, yeast, caramel, brown sugar, spices and dried fruits. Pretty solid.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
axhejaz (1) - - APR 30, 2017 does not count
Love the chocolate taste, theres more flavor to it but the chocolate will be all over your taste buds

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (322) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2017
Good yeasty Belgian smells. Pours dark brown with tan head. Good lacing. Nuts and dried raisins with a sweet finish. Well balanced, medium carbonation. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (6346) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
Light brown colour with thin head. Aroma and flavour have plenty of candy sugat and malts. Good balance of sweetness and alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidWoodruff (570) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 12, 2017
Brilliant brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of dark dried fruit, toffee and molasses. The malt sweetness is balanced by the drying alcohol. Medium bodied (seems thin for the overall hugeness of the beer. Great malty, spicy finish. Love it!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meccahh69lol (157) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2017
This is a very nice Belgian - and we like the Thelonious Monk nod. Pours a dark brown, with a malty and smooth aroma. The taste is also quite smooth, with some light sweetness and a slightly creamy texture. Great for sneaking onto an airplane in LA to share with your booboo when youre back on the east coast.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (496) - - MAR 13, 2017
B-. Pours a dark brown color with khaki head. Surprisingly light body for how rich and flavorful it is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (268) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Aromas of sweet (candy sugar) and sour fruit plus some bread, caramel malt. Beautiful dark ruby color with a medium sized light brown head. Taste is both sweet and sour with mild to moderate bitterness. Texture is oily to slightly creamy; carbonation average; body medium; finish is long sweet, sour, some malt and plum fruitiness. A bit boozy. Overall a good example of a Belgian strong ale. Enough different things going on to keep it interesting; good palate/mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1614) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 10, 2017
Restrained aroma in a copper brown pour. Lovely balanced flavour profile is both complex and subtle with hints of dried fruit, plums, cherries, and spicy bread (to name but a few). Would be a great brew from a Belgian brewery - is hugely impressive for an American one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
argeru (92) - Hillsboro, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2017
22oz, foamy crisp pour, deep copper color. Lots of raisin, brown sugar, and bready malt. Pretty tasty stuff, listening to the Monk and Coltrane while I sip makes it just right.


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