Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jjanega08:
3.74/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
No freshness dating
A= Pours a deep rich brown color verging on black with a thin creamy head on it that rises and holds some steady retention with nice lacing on the glass.
S= The smell is filled with sweet bourbon. Large bourbon in the nose with cherries and vanilla coming through. Very sweet smelling.
T= The taste is full of a nice bourbon taste without having a big booze taste. The cherry smell dies and leaves way for tons of vanilla and oak in the taste. A little wheat character comes through leaving it's mark briefly before more bourbon comes through.
M= The mouth is nice and thick and coating.
O= This beer is solid. If you like the other bourbon barrel beers from central waters you will like this. While I like it I'm starting to think of Central waters as a one trick pony when it comes to barrel aged beers. The barrel character is great but the depth of the flavors are lacking.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2013 01:50:45 | More by jjanega08
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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.