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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is a Belgian inspired Weissenbock brewed as a one off collaboration between The Local Option and Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, Wisconsin. When Central Waters decided to open its brew house for its first collaboration beer, Chicago’s Local Option was the obvious partner in crime. The resulting brainchild, La Petite Mort - a Belgian inspired Weissenbock – maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian forbearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. La Petite Mort is dark amber in color; maintains a rich, full-bodied mouth-feel augmented by caramel; mild and dark fruit. Rounded out by an unostentatious bourbon driven aroma from brief bourbon barrel aging, Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is a complex ale, a marriage of distinctive styles, and an orgasmic experience for the taste buds that revel in its glory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Dark brown color, puffy tan head. Sweet malts, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, spice cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Muddy brown, with just an initial fizzle. The aroma is rich with caramel sugars. The beer drinks with an inescapable alcohol burn. The bourbon is buried in a syrupy sweetness that is by far the predominate character, along with some mushy raisin and dates. (#5723, 9/7/2014)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle at weekly share. Pours dark caramel brown off white head. Nose/taste of bourbon, banana, caramel, oak and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet fruit and spice aromas light barrel tones. Chocolate , fruit, spice and bourbon tones, oak and other sweet tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle purchased at Corti Brothers in Sacramento. The aroma smells like bourbon, with vanilla and oakiness. Really nothing else present in the aroma. Scantly transparent mahogany body with a large, creamy, tan head. Starts with a bit of a chewy, somewhat vinous flavor. I get some hints of pitted fruits, raisins, and light banana esters. This is followed by a bit of a dry, woody flavoring. Bourbon follows, which seems to bring out a nice chocolate roastiness in this beer. This is pretty nice stuff, but something about it seems a little off. The flavors seem a little scattered.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (740) - Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, figs, sweet. Taste is slight bourbon, chocolate, a touch thin for the style. It’s really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma suggests bourbon and chocolate. Med + body. There’s a little heat. Some treacle. Some bourbon. Maybe even some oak astringency. Not too mention chocolate. Possibly some fruit ester. Maybe even a hint of banana. Pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (757) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Clear dark red pour. Aroma of woody whiskey and cola. Tastes vanilla caramel, massive wood, leather, yeast. creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin wisp of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big on the vanilla and chocolate of the bourbon barrel, slight dark fruit. Taste follows, big on the barrel, but nice Belgian qualities lying behind and a hint of dark chocolate. Smooth and easy for the alcohol, yet thick on the tongue, very soft carbonation, amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured from from a bomber into a snifter dark brown with a thin head Aroma is bourbon malted sweetness. Flavor is flat out bourbon caramel. Malty bready quite Belgium Balance is excellent though thinner than I like in a sipping strong ale. Bought a second bottle to lay down for future reference.

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