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Central Waters / Local Option Bourbon Barrel La Petite Mort

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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, Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort – a Belgian inspired Weissenbock – maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian forbearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. BBA La Petite Mort is dark amber in color; maintains a rich, full-bodied mouth-feel augmented by caramel; mild and dark fruit; and vanilla and bourbon aromas as a result of six months of aging on Heaven Hill Barrels.. Rounded out by an unostentatious bourbon driven aroma from brief bourbon barrel aging, BBA 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (146) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Poured from a bomber. Color is a dark brown, small beige head. Boozy aroma dominates. Flavor is pretty complex, bourbon is very upfront here, dark fruit, molasses. Despite the high ABV, this is pretty smooth. This is one of the really good ones. Flavor improves as it warms, and as it does, I keep tweaking the numbers higher. This bottle was at least six months old, so it goes onto the search list. Xcellent brew!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (634) - - JUN 2, 2015
The girlfriend says "la petite mort" is a French phrase for orgasm. If so: good name for a beer. Bottle into tulip. Muddy clay-red. A thin tan head quickly recedes to a ring. The nose: bourbon, maple, lots of molasses, some dark chocolate and a harsh grainy note followed by sweetness. Vanilla, figs, toffee. Bread pudding. The flavor doesn’t have as much bourbon character as the nose would suggest. Rather, it’s very malt-focused -- toasted wheat, rich toffee, burnt sugar. Very wheatwine-like. Moderate bitterness. Nice and oaky. Medium body, sugary, semi-viscous. Mild co2. Just a little alcohol burn. Tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (817) - California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bomber - very solid malt bomb offering. Black pour with off white head. Nose of malt, barrel, and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with some roast notes. Not sure what time will do to this one. Fresh seems to be working well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
bottle, this thing sucked. It was cloying sweet barleywine esque. Nothing enjoyable at all. Barf.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (6221) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a (2015-206) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!

Clear red brow beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: boozy, sweet, caramel, lots of vanilla. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol, bit watery, thin, lots of alcohol. Aftertaste: bit sourish, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, soft bitterness, grassy touch, more alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, little thin in texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (230) - - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle pours a murky brown with no real head or lacing. Aromas of caramel, leather, oak, bourbon, and vanilla with hints of fruit. Flavor is full bodied with a mild cocoa bitterness, slight oily mouth feel, and alcohol in the finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, fruit and malt. Taste is bourbon, dark fruit, light carbonation, sweetness. Little boozy. So-so lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2102) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG, thanks Benzai! Orange colour, almost no head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malty, notes of bourbon, vanilla and dark sugar. Some fruitiness. Ok but too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to Benzai! 655 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBWG IV. Dark brown, little mocha. Nose is sweet bourbon, soy sauce, light booze, touch too much umami for me. Taste is lightly metallic bourbon, herbal, vanilla, oak, lots of bourbon but it feels like the base beer was way too weak / not very interesting. Herbal malt body. Not orgasmic but the bourbon is thick enough for this to be enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by me. Superb dark brown to black color, medium sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, bourbon, awesome awesome shit, no words for this. Fucking incredible. Taste malts, bourbon, roast, bitter. A little more thin texture as to what I had expected, but very very nice.


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