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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuamVice (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
From draft. Pour dark amber brown with little tan head. Smell tons of Malt and toffee. Dark fruit and caramel taste with lite alcohol burn. I like the fact that this is lighter in the Bourbon barrel taste. A little liter bodied than many other barleywines as well. I have had many better versions of the style but this is still a treat and worked well on this warm summer night as my last beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2483) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2357) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4747) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanIHave4Beers (3130) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3738) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (696) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours unclear brown amber, slightly murky with a beige head. The aroma brings sweet malty candy, unexpected. The flavor brings big sweet bourbon barrel and sweet malts, but there is definitely notes of the bock in the malts as well with bitter and caramel malts as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (242) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Dark thin pour. Not much carbonation. Smell is corn, sweet bourbon. Taste is sweet bourbon. Pretty thin. Lots of alcohol.

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