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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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92
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414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 40
Gots: 97 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.05% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is a Belgian inspired Weissenbock brewed as a collaboration between The Local Option and Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, Wisconsin. Originally released in summer 2012, BBA La Petite Mort will be available in spring 2013 on draft and in large format bottles.

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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2012)
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A pitch black pour with a 1 finger head of tannish foam.

Big notes of bourbon in the smell with some roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. A lot going on.

Bourbon up front in the taste but there's a milkshake like sweetness here that I find welcoming to take my taste buds' "mind" off the bourbon.

I'd call it full bodied.

A big and warming brew. This is very good.

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No date that I can see, but this just hit the stores about a month ago.

A: Dark brown pour with a very and effervescent light brown head. Very fine air bubbles in there, giving it a dense appearance. Top-notch head retention but no sign of lacing.

S: Lots of caramel up front from the bourbon. Pure caramel really. Light cocoa and earthy spices with a hint of breadiness. But pretty much a caramel bomb initially. Light dark fruits when swirled.

T: Yup. Lots of caramel up front but heavy toffee and super heavy breadiness to boot. Malty as hell. Quite a bit of oak everywhere. Earth and cocoa in the finish. Lots of cocoa with light oak and caramel lingering between sips. Kind of a pervading earthiness covers everything - probably part of the yeast used I'm guessing.

M: Thick, heavy, lower carbonation. Feels 10x heavier than it actually is. I think they used a lead malt bill in this one.

O: Hell of a weizenbock. Malty to the extremely. Like drinking liquid bread mixed with caramel and served in an oaken drinking vessel. Almost too much at times; definitely a sipper. But great strength of flavors, great complexity, and well executed. Perfect fireside drink for a snowstorm (though it is still in the 80s here).

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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.