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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuamVice (72) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (695) - - JAN 3, 2015
2014 bottle. Pours a muddy brown withers highlight and a small tan head. Aroma is cereal and grain with prune and plum an a trace of alcohol. Taste is the same with a nice bit if cocoa at the end. Full and slightly oily mouthfeel with a little alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3628) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(draft @ Local Option - Chicago, IL) Cloudy brown with a tan head. Sweet wheat and malt aroma with a nice vanilla hint of the barrel aging. Tangy wheat beginning with a good amount of spice but then tons of vanilla and oak hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (2510) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Tap: Deepest brown body with a sliver of khaki film traced across the top. Aroma starts with some moderate barrel induced vanilla & woody coconut with a huge rear end of wet, boozy oak. Lots of bourbon, caramel, & a pretty heavy syrupy sweetness throughout. Flavor is also pretty boozy. Very bourbon forward, getting near outright "hot" territory. Notes of cocoa dust, dark fruits, hints of vanilla, & slabs of charred oak. Light inductions of toasted caramel malts. Strong bourbon & wood finish that lingers. Pretty nice flavors but the booziness could be toned down just a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1159) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Dark hazy brown pour with light tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and brown sugar. Taste is nose but sweeter and a little astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
One of the better Central Waters beers I’ve had, though maybe I should look into this local option a bit more. Dark brown with some thick tan head. Big bourbon aroma, some vanilla, brown sugar and thick apricot aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2014
This is a good barreled beer, though 0% of the supposed weissenbock inspired base comes through. Lots of vanilla and booze. Smooth palate. Reminds me of a lighter and less complex Stickee Monkee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
On tap @ Farmhouse. Hazy medium brown, very little head formation. Intense bourbon nose and palate-- the bourbon eclipses all else, obliterating the underlying weizenbock. If you love a bourbon bomb then this is your beer. Waaayyy too much bourbon for my taste preference though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BMMillsy (1566) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Got extra’d this recently in a big trade. Hooray! Large format bottle with no date. Pours dark brown and settles without letting much of any light through in the glass, with a khaki one finger head. Definite aroma of bourbon, huge oak presence, some spice, not much else here. Pretty bourbon forward nose. Flavor is big bourbon notes, a bit harsh, a little vanilla, settles with a little bit of spice and then a long caramel vanilla finish with lots of woodyness. Somewhat thin on the body, medium carbonation. Yikes. These sorts of beers just don’t handle the barrel well for me, and end up tasting very harsh without any of the sweet, pleasant nuance of the bourbon itself. Not getting into this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6489) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bomber from Whole Paycheck. Pours a dark brown reddish color with a medium light brown head. A big barrel nose, vanilla, oak, rum cake. The flavor is rich bourbon, vanilla, heat, oak, some banana, malty rich base, more fruity sweet bananas and toffee, a bit of berries. Works really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a thin white head..Nose is bourbon, oak, spice, chocolate..Taste is chocolate, bourbon, caramel, roast, peanutbutter. ..

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