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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Little Brother is a rich and malty ale. A bit of roastiness, toffee, candy and chocolate come through as it warms. A smaller batch of Little Brother was aged in a Heaven Hill Bourbon barrel and blended back in for a touch of Bourbon. Little Brother is a pleasant and satisfying cold weather warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1746) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2015
750 mL bottle poured. 2014 vintage. Listed at 10% Pours a muddy brown color with a swirling fizz head. Sweet aroma heavy with bourbon. Bourbon really comes through here, with sweet caramel, and even has a bit of whiskey burn late in the palate. Finishes cool. A little to sweet but I could have expected this. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Nice. Lots of bourbn, lots of malt, vinous, bit of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1059) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2015
Had 3 barrel-ageds, this the lightest of the 3, solid & smooth, the barrel influence lighter and balanced. alcohol concealed in flavor as well, hazel nut notes to go withthe toffee & oak. goes down too easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Draft - Dark fruit, sweet and barrel notes. Clear copper with a decent beige heads. Mellow, malty, sweet, bourbon, vanilla and pecans. Sweet and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is like a brown ale, with some nutty and toasty notes to it, but a bit of Belgian yeast and dark fruits to it. Taste is slightly sour and yeasty up front, but stays pretty smooth. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. 2012. Clear, heavy, bright brown, good tall off-white foam. Caramel and bourbon on aroma. Caramel, red fruit vanilla warmer. Belgian dubbel malt character. Fizzy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2015
750, capped. Pours a murky dark brown with a surging, fizzy tan head that sticks around forever. Big sweet nose, lots of caramel and molasses and apricots. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, molasses, apricots, and, unfortunately, an aluminum note near the finish that throws it off. Mild metallic sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Capped 750 from Special Brew in Lynwood, WA. Pours coppery/ruddy dark brown with a slight tan head/smear. Aroma of treacle, chocolate and very light vanilla. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, yeast/banana, chocolate, and bourbon light. Heat is noticeable, but not bothersome. Banana gets stronger with time. I’m liking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle... Pours mostly clear and brown with burnt-orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is dusty and woody with mild notes of sourmash whiskey and caramel. Full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is a swirl of toffee, wood, candied dark fruits and caramel. Finishes with buttery toffee and lightly sweet caramel that lingers. Bottle provided by newcigarz!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1252) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Poured from tap to glass. Reddish Amber hue with a creamy brown head that settled to a ring. Aroma is caramel, dates, figs, toffee, vanilla, oak. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet with a slight ethanol finish. Overall this is a really enjoyable brew.

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