Bourbon Little Brother - The Commons Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +13.4%
Poured into Belgian Ale glass. Served a little below room temp. Appearance was a murky, brown with a light tan head that quickly dissipated. Average lace. Picked up the stronger alcohol and bourbon in the aroma. Above medium carbonation. It felt like dozens of sharp little pins pricking my lips and tip of my tongue. Taste was sweet and strong, hint of raisin (I think). Any bitterness is overpowered by the high alcohol. Slick viscosity. Delicious bourbon aftertaste kept me raising the glass quickly in between sips. Daddy liked!
01-18-2014 04:28:51 | More by BVukelich
4.26/5 rDev +11.5%
Bottle opened on 2.1.13
A - Pours a medium dark brown with a fizzy tan head that fades slowly.
S - Yeasty, raisins, slight coffee.
T - Toffee and raisins, some wood, yeast and finishes with a hint of bourbon.
D - Good carbonation and a lighter body.
O - Belgian dark with a nice subtle bourbon finish.
02-18-2013 05:13:01 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.26/5 rDev +11.5%
Picked up a bottle at Belmont Station during NW Beer Safari. First shot at The Commons, and hoped to have a good intro.
A: Big frothy head; settles to a full foam. But still a bit bubbly.
S: Nose was full of dark fruit, touch of leather, bready with some yeast
T: Really liked the taste. Big flavors. Fruit, leather, chocolate, bourbon with pronounced vanilla, Tasty sipper!
M:Very good, but... Unfortunately, a bit bright with carbonation. Would have enjoyed a something more velvety with those flavors. Still..was very good. Full, and carried the malt well.
O: A very nice beer. Would purchase again. Definitely has me interested in more beer from The Commons. Just can't help but think it could have been special.
02-16-2014 01:19:15 | More by BillRoth
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark burnt orange with a big three finger light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of mixed fruit; cherry, orange and plum with a bit of dark dried fruit, spicy and a hint of bourbon. Flavor starts with classic Belgian strong dark flavors of light and dark stone fruit and dark dried fruit then transitions to Belgian yeast, sweet light stone fruit and bourbon. Finishes with lingering bourbon and light barrel oakiness and vanilla. Light bodied with sharp, peppery carbonation, almost overcarbonated. A nice domestic take on a Belgian strong with a light to moderate bourbon component that melded well with the other flavors. The flavors are all somewhat subdued, but work well together and leave a pleasant finish. Enjoyable, especially if you like bourbon flavors with your ale.
01-18-2014 03:57:36 | More by LiquidAmber
3.86/5 rDev +1%
750ml, Winter 2012 release
Kennett Brewfest plastic cup
A: Murky dark amber. I thought this would be darker than it actually poured out. Hazy. Light tan head. Nice carbo. Sticky lacing when you swirled it.
S: Lots of bread. Not getting a lot of bourbon. Dark fruit. Almost dark cherry. Some hints of vanilla from the barrel but thought this would be more pronounced.
T: You get some dark fruit initially. Thinner mouth than planned. I was surprised all around here.
M: Big medium. High carbo.
02-25-2013 14:04:43 | More by inlimbo77
Bourbon Little Brother from The Commons Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.