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Bourbon Little Brother - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian Style Dark Ale aged in bourbon barrels. Fermentation produces flavors of dark fruits, toffee, and chocolate with a balanced underlying bourbon note.

(Beer added by: vkv822 on 01-01-2013)
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SuperCutePanda

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-12-2013 18:49:39 | More by SuperCutePanda
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DimensionX

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-10-2014 04:30:03 | More by DimensionX
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BVukelich

Washington

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
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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
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BillRoth

Maryland

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
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digita7693

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-26-2013 06:33:24 | More by digita7693
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-03-2013 21:26:06 | More by bluckbeyes
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-07-2013 21:37:46 | More by PZBREW
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JoeSatran

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-06-2014 02:06:38 | More by JoeSatran
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ChrisPr

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-31-2013 07:08:08 | More by ChrisPr
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-20-2014 00:31:09 | More by seanthornton152
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2014 04:42:29 | More by cestlavie
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-28-2014 02:31:49 | More by mantissa
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2013 17:39:34 | More by oregone
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-05-2014 05:27:46 | More by sclitch
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TaborTime

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-09-2014 23:08:18 | More by TaborTime
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-11-2013 07:09:25 | More by anteater
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-20-2013 05:39:16 | More by CoryR
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-04-2014 20:39:38 | More by teddyarrowhead
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2014 21:45:22 | More by sharpski
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-04-2013 15:16:38 | More by roblund
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LiquidAmber

Washington

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
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inlimbo77

Delaware

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
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2014 04:21:32 | More by ArdyExfor
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-02-2013 17:55:45 | More by JMRSN
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Bourbon Little Brother from The Commons Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.