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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx76 (629) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at saraveza - aroma with nice hints of bourbon and cherry. Well balanced Belgian with sweet cherry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1311) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3567) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - 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."

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavidh (152) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1717) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3564) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1442) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Dark amber brown color. Aromas of light bourbon, dark fruit, light tart notes. Tastes of bourbon, light tart notes, spices. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at CapFlu’s Blomster Bash
The color is near black with frothy head. Dusty aroma, a bit of fruits. dusty dark makes flavor, some fruits, boozy.
Very messy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Mahogany colored pour with an off-white head. Kind of cidery up front on the nose. Fair amount of bourbon and chocolate. Some sweet cola, vanilla, and black cherry. A bit boozy. Flavor is fairly sweet and a touch sugary. Strong cola and black cherry character. Bourbon flavor and heat. Some oak, vanilla, and plenty of chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8609) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris RBSG St. Louis. Pours dark reddish brown. Off white. Nose/taste of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cocoa nib, dark cherry. Medium body.


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