Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stevedore:
3.25/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
22oz bomber of 2013 vintage shared with a friend yesterday 6/1/2013; poured into a FFF teku glass.
Aroma: Straight up bourbon barrel- whiskey, a little vanilla, a lot of oak. It's very strong and carries hints of malt toffee sweetness. A little bit of ripe fruit as well.
Colour: Not a pretty cooking hazy cola coloured beer. Small 1cm offwhite head that dissipates very quickly into a rather thin collar. Not much lacing to speak of.
Flavour: Faint toffee and butterscotch sweetness in the background, mostly straight up whiskey and wood, faint hints of vanilla. Not a particularly complex beer but it was interesting. As it warmed up there was a bit of ripe fruit that I'd definitely say was some kind of dark fruit. Not tart or sour but just ripe.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, good carbonation with an aftertaste of wood and ripe dark fruit. That aftertaste sticks around, and the booziness shows up quite a bit as the beer warms.
Overall: Pretty decent bourbon barrel beer that isn't particularly complex and it would be for the people who love drinking their whiskey. Because it seems like its basically a glass of sweetened whiskey. I would appreciate a bit more complexity here, even a bit more bitterness as well.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2013 17:05:13 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A strong bourbon-barrel influence with a malty-sweet backbone ensures a masculine but whimsical taste that come together in the most enticing but unusual way. its delivery isn't exactly what's promised. It might just be better.
As its lavish sweetness layers upon the palate, waves of caramel, toffee, maple and vanilla meet that of sorghum, honey and faint chocolate- all ahead of a playful oak, fruit and spice undertow.
And as the highly complex taste rolls over the middle, it sheds its finesse banana, clove and vinous character and fixates on bourbon sweetness, wood caramels, vanillans, oak tannin and coffee. With any hop balance in far recession, the beer relies heavily on its sheer complexity and power for balance.
its lightly viscous finish makes this potent ale a sipping elixir rather than a "drinkable" ale. Meant to contend with port, sherry and madera, the taste and potency of a Petite Mort ensures a long, spicy, and savory finish that clings to the taste buds in strong dessert-like fashion.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 05:32:44 | More by BEERchitect
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
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