Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
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 -2.9%
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.
92 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.