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Central Waters / Local Option Bourbon Barrel La Petite Mort

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (1885) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Cola pour, no head. Aroma is big bourbon, vanilla, banana, dark fruit. Flavour is malted wheat, light coffee roasted malt, big barrel vanilla and light bourbon. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1628) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a buckwheat honey color. The aromas on this is intensely bourbon. Vanilla, banana bread. Beautiful. Sweet and malty flavors. Smooth. The back end is a little hot on the bourbon but still...age would do great things for this beer. Still a beauty of a drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Vanilla and chocolate smell. A pile of coffee beans. Thick and oily taste. Monster beer. Dessert. Draft pour at farmhouse

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bomber into teku glass, shared by Brandon. So, its a bourbon barrel Belgian inspired weizenbock, what does that mean. I kind of get it. But, first its overly bourbon alcohol. Just too much bourbon and alcohol with some charred barrel. So, its the traditional off putting over the top stuff. But maybe there is some Belgian dough and light banana. Flavor is fortunately less crap barrel, still some though. Its like a doughy light black banana. But generally too much alcohol, charred yeast, and yuck.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bomber - hazy purplish red - fairly thick lace - nose is bourbon, vanilla, toasted oak, burnt peanut skin, caramelized sugars, alcohol - low carbonation - flavor is much like the nose - sweet, heavily alcoholic, strong barrel and bourbon - toasted coconut - quite hot - thin bodied for the strength and style - some burnt sugar and dark fruit in the finish - meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle a’la Heemer77
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small head.
The aroma is candle wax & vanilla. It’s got some nice bourbon and spicy notes but it’s overly sweet and boozy on the nose for sure.

The flavor is plenty vanilla forward, plenty sweet, spicy, woody and boozy

Certainly odd, but not really bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3762) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Aroma is raspberries, caramel/toffee and a hint of dark fruit/grapes. The flavor is dark fruit/mildly vinous, toffee, malts, raspberries/berries and a slightly dry/warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5328) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22 oz bottle from 2012 notes. Pours a hazy brown to dark brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweeter caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, dark fruits, mild raisins, herbal notes, solid enough, wouldn’t mind having another bottle to check it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (701) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours dark with a thin off-white head. Aroma is nutty, bourbony with notes of sweet vanilla. Taste is rich with nuts, vanilla, bourbon. Finish is sweet.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Deep brown with red highlights. Nose is slightly boozy with vanilla. Wood and slight caramel. Tastes like flat cola. There is also burning candle wax and ash in the finish. Flat body that is lifeless.


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