Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
bomber into snifter. what I assume is a 2013 vintage. very interested to try this as it is a first for me (bourbon barrel aged weizenbocks that is).
A: pours a muddy dark burgundy/brownish hue. opaque and dark. head is slightly off-white, slightly brownish. big bubbles. head is rimmy. retention is lacking (perhaps my glass...).
S: definitely get some solid oak aroma, not necessarily a ton of bourbon. at first. more and more bourbon comes out as the drink goes down. a lot of dark, ripe fruit. rich. reminds me of a English barleywine more than a BB aged weizenbock. very rich and appealing.
T: a fantastic caramel/toffee/candied fruit/plum/everything rich flavor starts things off. reminds me of a nice tawny port. getting a little bit of chewy wheat out of this, but not a ton. finish is has a touch of bourbon heat, but very limited. woody. nutty too. great complexity.
M: carb is mellow. tickling even. full bodied drink.
D: this thing tastes more like a big bourbon barrel aged quad or dubbel than a weizenbock. certainly everything works well here, however I am struggling to find wheat bock flavors and aromas. regardless a great sipper and a great way to step outside the normal box from central waters. I applaud the courage and I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, regardless of style guidelines.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2013 03:58:42 | More by Jimmys
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4.1/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle from Spring 2013
Dense murky brown pour and decent head which recedes to the edges.
The nose is a masterpiece. Aromas of brandy, vanilla, rum raisins, Belgium sugars, caramels and molasses. Very rich indeed.
Bittersweet chocolate and now distinct mellow bourbon engages the conversation calling attention to barrel characteristics of vanilla and oak. Also picking up on some clove.
Full bodied and carbonation is sufficient.
I've had a few of these and this is my last one from the "cellar". I tried a Weizenbock, Vitus to be specific, to really enjoy what Heaven Hill barrels can do for this. I think this is harsher at colder temps and come to really dig this as it warms. The bitterness is a bit much for me on the onset but generally comes into its own. Bold and audacious!
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 01:17:15 | More by joeseppy
4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap here at Stubbys, poured into a goblet.
Appearance: darkish muddy Brown, no head at all. No carbonation it seems.
Smell: bourbon, vanilla, some toffee notes. Definitely a sweet smell.
Taste: a sweet taste with some bourbon notes. Not an overpowering taste that slams you in the face but a more "hey, how's it going" vibe.
Mouthfeel: yeah, really no carbonation to speak of. Goes down cleanly, with only a slight aftertaste.
Overall: good, but the barleywine and bourbon barrel stout offerings are better from CW. Both offer more complex flavors and just stand out more amongst their peers for their offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2014 00:59:30 | More by don1481
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.