Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
650 mL bottle pourd into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Khaki head. Medium collar. Faint surface wisps.
Smell - Bourbon and tons of vanilla. Sweet caramel. I may be imagining a slight bubble gummy aroma.
Taste - Bourbon is nice. Vanilla as well. Caramel gets just a touch of wheat and darker chocolate malts. Slightly fruity. Very dry, unpleasantly so.
Mouthfeel - Rough finish. Very dry and slightly boozy. Everything else works.
Overall - Flavors are nice, despite the finish. Quite a bit of barrel.
08-09-2014 18:20:42 | More by Alieniloquium
4.54/5 rDev +9.9%
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing pitch black in the glass with a fine one finger light brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Fine aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, dark malt, dark dried fruit; not getting much wheat here. What an interesting flavor! Starts very much like a bourbon stout, but it quickly becomes clear that the body of this is not dark toasted malt, but lighter wheat. There is not time for for the surprise of the lighter body to register when great bourbon and vanilla flavors beging to dominate the flavor. Finishes with more vanilla, oak and bourbon. A hint of booziness, but enough complexity to cover it. Medium bodied. A complete surprise and not like anything I've tasted before. The depth and strength of the bourbon and barrel flavors seem too much for anything but a rich malt body to cover, but this is wonderfully balanced and somehow the wheat is up to the task. Little bock character here; this seems more like an Imperial hefeweizen (never tried one, but this is what I'd imagine) on bourbon steroids. An amazing production and trying reminds me of the pleasant surprise of trying a bourbon stout for the first time. Excellent and world class. Maybe I'm a sucker for bourbon flavors, but I loved this.
08-08-2014 03:58:53 | More by LiquidAmber
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured a dark brown body with one finger head that stuck around forever in lace ring form. Aroma is bourbon/boozy, dark fruits like black cherry and figs. Smooth, crisp carbonation, fuller body from yeast, also has a creaminess to it and there is some nice sweetness to beer comprised of vanilla, toffee, fig, caramel. Good balance as the dark fruits (black cherry, figs, possible raisins) balance with malty sweetness, woodiness and slight booziness. Finishes slick and easy and hides the alcohol real well. More sweet than I thought a dopple could be and really works.
08-08-2014 01:18:35 | More by clayrock81
3.5/5 rDev -15.3%
A: Pours a dark caramel brown color with a quickly receding khaki colored head.
S: Lots of sweet bourbon notes right away. Caramel, vanilla and some wet oak. I'm really not getting much beyond that, though. Maybe a little bit of hazelnut.
T: Lots and lots of bourbon without really becoming too hot. Beyond that though, I'm really not getting much here at all. A little bit of toasted walnut, oak, caramel, brown sugar and just a hint of dryness, but I'm thinking that all that is from the bourbon. The mouthfeel is really, really weak. The bourbon walks all over the beer here. It's not a bad beer, but I wouldnt go for this again.
08-05-2014 05:51:00 | More by notchucknorris
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
A: The beer is hazy ver dark brown in color. It poured with a short beige colored head that died down, leaving large wisps of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of bourbon are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bourbon and has lots of associated vanilla.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No warming from the alcohol is perceptible.
O: The wheat body of this beer makes it very easy to drink for a bourbon barrel aged beer. You can't tell that the underlying beer is a weizenbock. Although the bourbon is quite strong, it doesn't burn your mouth.
08-03-2014 19:12:35 | More by metter98
4.04/5 rDev -2.2%
A-a dark chestnut with a thin layer of khaki head
S-the smell is very nice, lots of bourbon sweetness, vanilla, caramel and even a bit of chocolate
T-taste is similar to the smell, starts and finishes with a bourbon bite, with vanilla and caramel, some dark fruits, and yeast
M-medium body, medium to high carbonation, bourbon sweetness finish
Overall very strong bourbon flavor, nice medium body. Have not been disappointed by Central Waters yet.
08-02-2014 21:41:22 | More by ksimons
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.