Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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Reviews by portia99:
4.19/5 rDev +1.5%
22oz bottle courtesy of hoppymcgee poured into a Los Gatos Brewing weizen glass.
A - Pours slightly muddy with a somewhat dark medium brown color. Two fingers of frothy tan head cap this beer of a couple of minutes and leaves light foamy lacing on the glass.
S - Thick with caramel aromas, molasses, sweet bourbon, booze, lightly vanilla'd, toffee, butterscotch.
T - Quite a bit of vanilla up front - sweet, smooth and creamy. Nice hit of bourbon comes next with a mild warmth of alcohol accompanying the flavors. Lots of sweet malty contribution with plenty of caramel and toffee in the mix. Light twang of wheat giving just a hint of tartness. A touch of grainy malt - cereal-y and bready.
M - Medium body and a foamy, somewhat low level carbonation. Fruity and a touch bubblegum'y on the finish with a lingering presence after the swallow. Mild alcoholic warmth and big sweet malt presence. Despite all of the malt, this remains pretty well balanced. Flavors blend well without any one thing taking over the entire profile.
O - Very good beer. I would say this really trends towards a barleywine in character. Mild estery components to retain some of the weizenbock character, but the bourbon barrel seems to mute these a bit and bring out more of the sweet, caramelized sugary components. Quite smooth and drinks pretty easy.
12-22-2013 18:39:23 | More by portia99
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
01-31-2014 00:59:30 | More by don1481
4.33/5 rDev +4.8%
(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a dense hazy milk chocolate body with a thin wisp of tan head and some microbubbles that glide to the surface.
S- The sweet rich blend of dark caramel malts and big fresh barrel aromas lead to a brown sugar note and grape seed hints in the finish.
T- The rich vanilla oak and bread crust flavors blend with dark sweet malts and paper straws with some spicy cinnamon phenolics in the finish. There is a sweetness in the finish that is cut by the alcohol spice.
M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a nice alcohol warmth in the finish.
O- The big wonderful barrel flavor is complimented by sweet dark toasted malts and caramel malt character. A classic pairing.
07-04-2013 03:59:06 | More by rhoadsrage
2.85/5 rDev -31%
A - Dark brown- like a cola, pinky thickness-light cream head, light carbonation rising, high amount of lacing
S - Booze. Hints of aged fruit, Oak, Vanilla
T - Malty, candied fruit, real sweet, Booze, carmel, chocolate, Oak and Vanilla. Finished was candied fruit booze
M - medium body, high carbonation, booze
O - Disappointment. I am a huge fan of CW and this is by far the worst beer I have had from them. I surly hope there was some handling problem between bottling and my drinking to explain this product. This a booze filled- non flavorful, super sweet maltiness. Even the bourbon tasted poor. I hate saying all this negativity - this was a shock.
06-13-2013 01:07:09 | More by weonfire
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
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!
02-10-2014 01:17:15 | More by joeseppy
3.94/5 rDev -4.6%
Thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.
Pours a 2 finger fine light cream head with good retention. Beer is dark, almost opaque brown. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. Really good.
Nose is deep and robust. Hazelnut, brown sugar, plum and syrup. Sweet booze lingers in the background but isn't overwhelming. Balanced. Nice.
Opens hazelnut shell, caramel, and brown sugar. Grainy and boozy. Sweet maple syrup and molasses in the middle. Nutty at the end with hints of sweet bourbon. Finishes molasses and booze. Aftertaste of shell and plum. Pretty good.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and silky in the mouth and goes down warm and rich. Finishes messy with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Excellent.
Surprisingly, the lighter body of this style holds the bourbon presence very well. An interesting beer that's certainly worth trying.
11-02-2013 03:24:28 | More by SpeedwayJim
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.