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Black Raven La Mort Bourbon



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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
A rare bird release: 2015 La Mort Bourbon is one of our finest, award winning aged ales. This beer is a member of our Corbeaux Series and historically has been very sought after. This is the first vintage appearing in bottles. La Mort Bourbon is born from a marriage between La Petite Mort and freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels. In La Mort Bourbon, we use multiple specialty malts to create a rich, complex beer and then follow with maturation in American oak bourbon barrels. 11.2% ABV. This fine ale has been aged (one year) and is ready to drink. No further cellar time is required.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle (375ml $12.50): 2015 vintage. Dark Amber with small tan head. Nice bourbon aroma and taste. Sweet. Need to drink again and add more details.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1571) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Waxed bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a reddish brown color with almost no head. Smells like straight smooth bourbon to me. Rich caramel, dark fruit, and wood flavor. Tastes much lighter than 11.2 to me, though the aroma suggests otherwise. Dominant, yet smooth flavor. Delicious cookie finish. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (309) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle pour at home, dark amber pour, lot of wood, bourbon aroma. Sweet taste, definitely needs some age, some licorice, caramel, chocolate, very smooth drinking beer, some ABV is present. Definitely want to age a bottle a year or even longer to see how it blends out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6796) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft at EBP. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy light tan head that sticks around forever. Very boozy nose, showing apricotty bourbon notes as well as probably some of the base beer’s alcohol payload. Caramel, vanilla, and some bubblegummy esters there as well, but mostly bourbon and twang. Thick sticky body with soft carb. Caramel, bubblegum, vanilla, and tons of bourbon on the mid palate. Way more intensely weighted toward the barrel and less toward the base beer, at least this batch at this vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (989) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours semi-translucent cola brownish with thin cream colored head. Aroma is rich oaky chocolatey malt and huge sweet bourbon. Taste is light bodied roasty milk chocolate malt with big cocoa flavors. Bourbon flavor and heat comes on at the back, quite balanced with the malt. Impressively rich flavor relative to the thin body on this. Not much Belgian yeast that I can pick out either. Still, the bourbon does wonders for this and really accentuates the rich malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ajax25g (68) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bourbon, bourbon, bourbon! On tap at brewery. Pours very dark amber with beige head that dissipates fast. Nice lacing. Nose is tons of bourbon, some molasses, figs, chocolate, dark ripe fruit. Full in the mouth with med to low carb. Taste is much like nose, but lasts for days. Alcohol is noticeable. Dark fruits more robust. Good beer but wish there was a bit more Belgian aspect and less bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5121) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Dark black in color thin head. Super flavor and rich dark malts. Tons of bourbon flavor and terrific finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2012
Black, mahogany edges, thin head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, molasses, raisin. Taste is nice and smooth, lots of sweetness, some alcohol/bourbon. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19961) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle @ Pinball. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy dark fruit flavor with woody bourbon hints. Has a fruity malty spicy woody dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39787) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dusty, licorice konfekt, bourbon, oak - wood, light earthy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, bourbon, caramel, licorice konfekt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111216]

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