nhlbeerstud (1) - acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006 does not count
One of the best belgina style abbeys I have had. Nice dark-burnt amber color, light tan head. Very slight yeast taste, also not overly sweet like some abbeys. Alcohol comes through about halfway through the bottle. Great beer from an already great brewery!!!!! PSmith (35) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle, Very nice beer, with just enough hops to keep the sweet maltiness "down". Beutiful brown-red color, nice head. A very good American Belgium. A nice warm finish and at 9%, no heavy alc. flavor. JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
750 mil bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, caramel, yeast and spices. Taste of malt, yeast and a nice light hop presence. Flavors are well balanced and compliment each other well. My favorite Belgian Ale to date. thebeerdoctor (3) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2008 does not count
I had this in a four pack twelve ounce format. One bottle is plenty. A great ale that (I repeat) should not be served cold! Forget comparisons with its Belgian brethren, this is a unique American tribute to a unique American musician. Very complex, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, plum. A jolt of alcohol in the finish, as it should be: Straight No Chaser. pijiuduzi (8) - Beijing, CHINA - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
I have found this beer is best when drank while listening to the man himself, Thelonious Sphere Monk. Much like listening to Monk tunes, it leaves you with satisfied palate and puts you in uniquely delightful mood. And anyways what can be better than listening to Thelonious, and drinking good beer. Best when drank ’Round Midnight.
Cybercat (5747) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2008
Aroma is very enticing, more fruity than malty; I get hints of both apple and banana, as well as a touch of yeast. It pours a rich, clear, dark chocolaty brown with a thick beige head that persists. Flavor is fruity with some malt and a fair amount of hop bitterness, as well as a hint of burnt caramel. Texture is smooth and lively, and this dubbel goes down very pleasantly. This is a brew for sipping slowly and appreciating. AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010
The appearance of this beer is a dark brown with traces of a burnt brick color. The aroma of this beer starts with roasted malts and finishes with an earthy sweetlike finish. The taste of this beer starts sweet and ends with a touch of sour. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Poured from the 12oz bottle. Aroma started strongly of alcohol, but that tapered off and t he aromas of dried fruit came through. Flavour is similar, very tastey! Overall a fantastic b obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2011
When I saw this beer on the menu at the Craft Ale House in Limerick and I looked it up here on RB, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t tried it. The time finally came, and this beer didn’t disappoint! Brother Thelonious was absoutely delicious! The beer poured very dark; almost to the point where I thought it was black in color. I held the glass up to a nearby light fixture over the bar and finally saw that the beer was actually very dark reddish in color with a purple hue. The body was thick and beautiful and featured a bubbly and big tan head. The nose featured some wine-like qualities, with lots of fruits, tannins, red grapes, yeast and oak. The flavors were really strong, with notes of red grapes, alcohol, oak, bourbon, hard candy and yeast. I also got some black berries in the aroma and toward the finish of the beer. Absoutely fantastic! jdtucker80 (2) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
Perfect mouth feel with a meat and sauerkraut meal. Slight fruit taste. Thick with bacteria and yeast feel. Great Head. Place in freezer for 18 minutes for perfect temp.