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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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546 Ratings
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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 48
Gots: 137 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.05% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2012

Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is a Belgian inspired Weissenbock brewed as a collaboration between The Local Option and Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, Wisconsin. Originally released in summer 2012, BBA La Petite Mort will be available in spring 2013 on draft and in large format bottles.

When Central Waters decided to open its brew house for its first collaboration beer, Chicago’s Local Option was the obvious partner in crime. The resulting brainchild, Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort - a Belgian inspired Weissenbock – maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian forbearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. BBA La Petite Mort is dark amber in color; maintains a rich, full-bodied mouth-feel augmented by caramel; mild and dark fruit; and vanilla and bourbon aromas as a result of six months of aging on Heaven Hill Barrels.. Rounded out by an unostentatious bourbon driven aroma from brief bourbon barrel aging, BBA La Petite Mort is a complex ale, a marriage of distinctive styles, and an orgasmic experience for the taste buds that revel in its glory.
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The beer comes in a dark rusty cooper color.

The aroma has a punch of sweet bourbon and oak. Vanilla, toffee, caramel, along with dark fruits and a hint of over ripe banana.

The flavor pops of bourbon up front. Oak throughout that lingers on the back end. A spike of alcohol, but in a positive way. On the back end, coconut and vanilla finish off the beer. A touch of caramel sweetness in the back.

In general, the beer just exemplifies bourbon barrel aging as it hits its notes subtlety and beautifully. The beer tastes more towards a strong ale or American barleywine in the base, but it still does not stand much in the way of the barrel expression.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured into a Duvel tulip. The liquid is a super dark mahogany, and the pour kicks up a very small tan head that fades to a film very quickly. Almost no lace to speak of.

Aroma hits you instantly with a super thick bourbon aroma. Tons of oak, vanilla, fig, and caramel. Dark fruits really dominate the aroma, with some nice bready undertones, coming across like a rich bread pudding with lots of raisins.

Taste follows the nose, although ends up being less in-your-face, in a good way. Bourbon flavors are there, with the dark fruit still dominating, but it's a little less sweet on the palate. The finish is surprisingly clean, and while the dark fruit and breadiness comes out on the aftertaste, it's not as cloying as the nose would suggest. Very minimal alcohol presence on the palate.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light-bodied, with medium carbonation. The light-bodied-ness is really pleasant and unusual - it has all the flavor and aromas of a thick, chewy stout, but is surprisingly drinkable. Unfortunately, the 9% ABV (not mentioned on the bottle) does sneak up on you.

Overall, really pleasant, slightly unusual malt-forward BBA beer. A really surprising amount of flavor for a relatively small mouthfeel. Really nice!

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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.