Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +15%
A- Poured a 22 ounce bomber into a Weizen glass, great head retention over a dark ale. The head maintains a creaminess that is hard to come by.
S- Not sure if otherworldly is a fair term to use in a review (at least not if I want to seem partial, which in this case I don't) but this beer is a 100 in the scent category. Bourbon is perfectly captured in the scent department, with amazing vanilla being the most pronounced. Upon further review I feel like I'm sensing nutmeg and cinammon. (And I have a crap sense of smell)
T- I've enjoyed the benefit of bourbon barrels on stouts before but this may even surpass that. The vanilla and bourbon are amazing in this beer, really nice caramel sweetness as well.
M- Extremely smooth with a nice sticky presence from the caramel and vanilla flavor components. Perfect carbonation is present.
O- This was a sensational beer. The weizenbock is as good or better a way to deliver the bourbon flavors than a stout. I wasn't sure what to expect with this (other than it would be good because Central Waters was involved) but it has exceeded my expectations.
08-27-2014 01:55:43 | More by EdwardK77
4.5/5 rDev +9%
A high alcohol dive into a maelstrom of coconut, raisins, bourbon and other dark fruits. Truly an amazing brew which must be experienced. Sip, do not chug. Savor it, do not merely knock it back and your palate shall be richly rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.
08-25-2014 03:38:25 | More by mnredsoxfan69
4/5 rDev -3.1%
Bottle purchased from The Good Hop, the new bottle shop/tap room sprouted up in Uptown Oakland.
Two qualities I prize in beers: malty sweetness, and bourbon barrel aging. They often go hand in hand (thank god), and La Petite Mort is no exception. Is it SO good as to merit its name, which is a euphemism for "orgasm" in French? I don't know, man, I don't know. It takes some balls to call your beer "orgasm". But it's damn good.
As has been mentioned by other reviews, how often do you see a weizenbock bourbon barrel aged? Or ANY style outside porter, stout, or quad? I applaud the idea, and the sweet weizenbock flavors sit comfortably on the BBA notes, all those sweet German dark purple fruits mixing really well with the vanilla and bourbon.
Is it perfect? Nah. But it's a damn good idea, and an interesting experiment. Well worth a try.
08-20-2014 01:56:55 | More by ronricorossi
3.27/5 rDev -20.8%
Dark brown bark color with fair amount of light coming through. Faint, wispy head that settles into a ring quickly. 3.5
Lots of bourbon coming through, huge baverian malts, caramel, and toasted character. You have my interest…3.75
Intense bourbon paves the way for a mix of bready, malty notes with caramel and vanilla. The darker fruit from the Belgian aspects make for an interesting twist. 3.25
Soft and creamy. Lighter body resembling the weissenbock . Low carbonation 3.5
Unique to say the least. Some of it worked, but at times it seemed off. 3.25
08-16-2014 17:36:16 | More by Bosoxfan20
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a two inch, creamy, off white, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.
S: A strong aroma of bourbon, wheat, and dark fruit.
T: Tasted of light wheat notes, a lot of bourbon, dark fruit (plums?), malt, and a hint of vanilla. Not your typical weizenbock flavor, but very robust and flavorful. The wheat element takes a secondary role to the bourbon, but that's a good thing.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.
O: An unusual beer. How often do you hear of a German-style beer being bourbon barrel aged? very complex and definitely drinkable.
08-15-2014 21:48:08 | More by avalon07
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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