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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A variation of our Little Brother Belgian dark strong ale, Brotherly Love is matured in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with red tart cherries and roasted Peruvian cocoa nibs. Take your time with this rich, decadent beer – and share it with friends.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On draught at Saraveza for My Beery Valentine 2013. Surprisingly understated flavor, but there is a lot going on: raspberry, cocoa, and a hint of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to bauermj. Pours clear hazel, quite large beige head, kinda fizzy, diminishes to a decent residual with good lacing. Aroma is dusty, some bourbon, caramel, some toffee. Flavor is light plus sweet, oak, bourbon, dark sugars, perhaps cherry. Very light bitterness, some ABV heat. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/27/15] Draught at The Commons Brewery in Portland. Nice deep reddish brown. Lovely aroma of bourbon, vanilla, cookies, chocolate and some dark fruits. Sweet flavor with chocolate, vanilla, cookies, some fruitiness and a tart cherry note. Medium-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle shared by DanielCoors. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate complex toasted sweet malt and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7272) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle shared by DanielCoor. Pours dark brown in color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, some hints of the alcohol, I thought that the flavor was good, smooth, wood, sweetness is there, I would drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1489) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a big fizzy light tan head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet bourbon and chocolate with some cherry, dark fruits and cinnamon.

The flavor is sweet chocolate malts with some acidic and tart cherry and some chalky boozy bourbon in the finish. Some cinnamon comes out as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK big beer. A bit too sweet and boozy with chalky acidic notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (5090) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle thanks Skrip. Brown pour with tan head. Dark fruit, some dark malt aromas. Sweet dark malt, light berry and sweet tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"I really dig the cocoa in this beer. I wanted a little more punch from the cherries and the bourbon barrels, but in the end this was a nicely balanced effort. Lightly sweet and even more lightly tart. Complex and refined."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (159) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Excellent flavor - lots of sour cherry and smokiness, nice alcohol burn, just a touch of chocolate and coffee on the nose. Quite a good American interpretation of a classic Belgian style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2014
750ml. Lovely chocolate cherried aroma, hints of bourbon dark fruits. Flavor isn’t as bursting as the aroma, but follows en suite where it starts you off with the beverage. More cocoa on the palate, a singe of Heaven Hill and wood, with sour cherry coming in towards the finish. It’s good, but was hoping for a bit more of a louder flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4433) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Sample at SRBG 2014. Pours dark reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and bourbon. Taste is cherry, bourbon, malt, and a bit of chocolate. Pretty good.

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