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

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 593
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 58
Gots: 144 | FT: 13
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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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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have some questions about barrel-aging beers, which continues to be all the rage. Is it a style? A tradition? A fad, or a trend? When is it good, when is it great, when is it just so-so?
For me, particularly, if I don't know what the beer was before it was barrel-aged, I have to wonder what I'm drinking. This happened with this beer. It's merely labeled as "malt beverage aged in bourbon barrels", but is it a stout, a brown ale, an ale, or what? Is it a beer they've brewed before, of somehthing new? This one, while demonstrably strong, did not even have a clear ABV labeled. So, I'm left not knowing what was aged in those barrels, and only able to appreciate that something ended up tasting like whiskey. Great. The resultant beer is fine, but only because I like bourbon.

Here come the notes...

Central Waters Brewing Company, Inc. La Petite Mort, Malt Beverage Aged in Bourbon Barrels, Brewing in Amherst, WI. Brewed in collaboration with Local Option, Chicago IL.

Dark mahogany coloring, thin dirty tan head.

Aroma: bourbon, vanilla, cherry, black pepper. Sweetness and strength.

Taste: rich, thick and redolent with whiskey notes. All that from aroma lands on the tongue, all the sweet, syrup-y flavors of the barrel come rushing out, lasting long on the palate. Not quite full bodied, and I truly detect any flavors past the ones brought on by the bourbon. It's malty enough to hold up the richness, with hardly any hops, and a good degree of balance.

The label is free of gobbledygook, to the extent that not even the ABV is given up.
But I have to say that this is another example of a barrel-aged brew that may deliver on the barrel aspects, but neglects to delight in any other area.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer was brownish black in appearance with a modest ring of bubbles around the sides of the glass.

Smell - The aroma was malty bourbon. By smell alone, there was not anything in the aroma that would suggest this to be beer.

Taste - On the initial taste, one gets a thin measure of malt, followed by the hot bourbon with hints of dark fruit, and perhaps coffee grinds. There really was not much about the taste that suggests beer as the hot bourbon masks the characteristics of beer.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is the only aspect of this beer that resembles a weizenbock. The beer has a reasonable about of thickness.

Overall - At the bottle share, this was the consensus loser. It tastes like Central Waters wanted to barrel age something. They did not put much into it, and just decided to ship out a one-sided product.

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Photo of SHerninko
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle obtained at Blue Dog - Lansdale (thx guys!)
Enjoyed this one with dinner while watching the new era of Eagles football under Coach Chip Kelly. Victory !

A: A tannish, orangeish cloudy brew with a nice finger width head. Looking good!
S: All bourbon, all the time. Sweet, caramel, vanilla, some oak. Twinge of alcohol.
T: Mmmm, mmmm Bourbon. The base beer is barely there, but is enveloped by the bourbon barrel procell. It is a smooth, easy to drink bourbon. Initially not too impressed, but as it warmed and since it was very easy to drink, I did not mind. Used to giant stouts as the base beer so something new here.
M: Light, creamy, not much carbonation. Enjoyable.
O: Get it and try it. A bit different and very drinkable. CW makes very solid, good beers they just aren't in the OMG this is the best range yet. Great brewery overall. (GO EAGLES!)

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Photo of MusicaleMike
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a thick tan head about three fingers thick. Dense, compact, stays for a long time, leaves great lacing. The body is a murky, cloudy, muddy, dark red-brown color.

Smells of bruised pineapple, sweet pear, caramel, vanilla and oak, trace of hops, but not much. Might be excessively fruity, but that would be from the phenols?

Noticed the medium body right away, smooth and quick on the palate. There is an obvious sweet bourbon taste that fades and is balanced in the finish by a lingering bitterness. I'm guessing about 35-40 IBUs. On the breath though are some harsh alcoholic notes. Toasted malts shine through. Notes of baked bread, clove, oak. The beer shouldn't be quite so phenolic.

The bottle doesn't specify style, just Malt Beverage aged in bourbon barrels. I would peg this as a barrel aged American strong ale. It reminds me a bit of Oaked Arrogant Bastard. I don't like it as much though. The alcohol is too much, as are the phenols. Wasn't a bad beer, but wouldn't drop $ on this again if I saw it.

Note: just seeing the note on the page about this being a weizenbock. That makes a lot of sense with the phenolic aroma and the massive head. I might have to add some points here, since I think they really allowed the style to shine well enough from behind the barrel aging.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but seems almost a bit watered down.

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Photo of maximum12
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My memories of this beer on tap are fond & glowing, so I'm found-a-fifty jazzed to see this in bottles finally. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, so I can figure out if I need to stockpile more of them.

Pour is like a clay bottom stirred up by the outboard, reddish mud. Carbonation present & at expected levels. Nose nudges me towards my happy place - no, not there - sanded smooth vanilla, rich bourbon, sweetened bananas, caramel. That's what I'm talking 'bout, right there. Bring that BA Wizen shit.

La Petite Mort - Bourbon Barrel Aged is a fine marriage; not forced, not arranged, but a union of love. Lovely spice from the yeast mingles with bananas dipped in burnt caramel. Bourbon rushes in behind, strong enough to nearly eliminate the memory of the weissenbuck, & this turns into barrel-fest in the mouth. Barrel fills the middle & runs all the way out to the finish. A bit low in carbonation, but true to its roots, this is a slugger. I could drink several of these back-to-back, easy.

I've only had two barrel-aged weizenbocks (that I recall) & both have been excellent. Natural pairing? Something to think about, brewers, because this is one more excellent example of the sub-style.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.74/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Upland snifter. Pours murky brown with white head that is short lived. No lacing to speak of. Nose is bourbon forward with huge charred oak character paired with vanilla and bourbon. This is paired with the weizenbock base and integrated pretty well... light notes of wheat and ripe fruit sit beneath the heavy barrel influence. Taste features more of the base beer with notes of molasses, caramel, plums, and figs. This is rounded out with strong vanilla presence and a touch of barrel. The bourbon never gets too boozy and provides a nice smooth and flavorful brew. This is my first barrel aged weizenbock, and I must say that it makes a pretty nice vehicle for barrel aging.

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Photo of morimech
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky brown color with just over a finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

This beer seems to be very barrel dominated. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, and earth. Some dark fruit but hard to pick out any base beer.

Has a dominating bourbon flavor. It is a good bourbon flavor but the beer lacks complexity. A hint of vanilla and oak and that is about it. No alcohol flavor but there is warming in the finish.

Full and rich body. Creamy carbonation compliments the barrel flavor.

Has good barrel influenced flavor, but that is about all there is to taste. Would of liked to experienced a more complex beer.

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Photo of Etan
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a snifter.

A. Turbid reddish-brown, small light-tan head.

S. Big bourbon, brown sugar, marshmallow tannins, mild prune.

T. Lightly astringent oaky bitterness, toffee, raisin, bourbon, overripe plum.

M. Medium-bodied, light carbonation.

O: This is a pretty nice bourbon-and malt-forward beer. Fans of barrel-aged barleywines will enjoy this.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

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Photo of weonfire
2.82/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of Ri0
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into teku glass.

A - Pours a thin dark coffee colored liquid with just a thin layer of foam. Only a trace remains around the glass and there is no lacing to speak of.

S - Typical CW BA bourbon smell with plenty of oak and vanilla. Toffee, caramel with slight hints of cocoa and malts. You would never know this was a Weizenbock

T - Straight up bourbon, oak and vanilla as is present in all CW BA beers. Caramel and malts dominate after the bourbon. Maybe some stale wheat and a slight hint of tartness in the finish. Again, you would have no idea it is a Weizenbock.

M - Very thin bodied and minimum carbonation. I don't get much alcohol.

O - This beer is not easy to find and I stumbled across it at a local shop. A bit pricey for what it is, but I wanted to try it. Nothing really stands out as the Weizenbock took on all the characteristics of the bourbon barrel. I don't know how long this was in the barrel, but it may be better as a 70/30 blend so some of the Weizenbock notes are present. I guess that is why it is called La Petite Mort (small death).

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Photo of Stevedore
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber of 2013 vintage shared with a friend yesterday 6/1/2013; poured into a FFF teku glass.

Aroma: Straight up bourbon barrel- whiskey, a little vanilla, a lot of oak. It's very strong and carries hints of malt toffee sweetness. A little bit of ripe fruit as well.

Colour: Not a pretty cooking hazy cola coloured beer. Small 1cm offwhite head that dissipates very quickly into a rather thin collar. Not much lacing to speak of.

Flavour: Faint toffee and butterscotch sweetness in the background, mostly straight up whiskey and wood, faint hints of vanilla. Not a particularly complex beer but it was interesting. As it warmed up there was a bit of ripe fruit that I'd definitely say was some kind of dark fruit. Not tart or sour but just ripe.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, good carbonation with an aftertaste of wood and ripe dark fruit. That aftertaste sticks around, and the booziness shows up quite a bit as the beer warms.

Overall: Pretty decent bourbon barrel beer that isn't particularly complex and it would be for the people who love drinking their whiskey. Because it seems like its basically a glass of sweetened whiskey. I would appreciate a bit more complexity here, even a bit more bitterness as well.

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Photo of Jparker37
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1pt 6oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Dark brown with extreme cloudiness+++. Medium tan head falls to a small cap. No lacing.

S - Smooth vanilla boozy notes. Mild banana esters. Smokey phenols. Plenty of barrel qualities. Red fruit shows up as it warms.

T - Layers of rich smooth chocolate and caramel malts. Wheat quality midway falls to the boozy mellow cigar/vanilla flavors. Leaves pretty dry with a pleasurable alcohol warmth.

M - Super creamy, medium-full bodied, semi-sweet, medium carbonation.

O - All signs point to a great Weizenbock previous to the barrel, the bourbon barrel adds tremendous depth. Great look to this, aroma only teases more. Flavor features so many great dimensions, all working great. The perfect body is a bonus.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: the wheat adds a good cloudy characteristic that pours deep brown with a nice tan head that has good retention.

S: lots of sweet Carmel malts. Oak is faint but present, not a whole lot of bourbon but it adds a nice bite to balance out the profound sweet malts.

T: oak is present upfront but fades into the sweet rich Carmel malts. There's a creamy note to it that reminds me of a malt ball. Ends in a slight bitterness that adds a nice crisp finish.

M: flavor is rich but feel is light. Has a sticky feel even though though its not thick.

O: reminds of a taffy apple. Sweet camel malts with a crisp fruity feel.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque dark caramel-amber color with off white head that dissipates quickly leaving behind residual carbonation around the edge.

Smells of candied apples and banana with brown sugar.

The style plays well with the bourbon. Banana flambé, caramel, vanilla. It is boozy on the back end.

Mouthfeel is a little thin to support the booze but carbonation is good.

It's a very nice beer and a good blend of a style and the barrel aging.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bomber into snifter. what I assume is a 2013 vintage. very interested to try this as it is a first for me (bourbon barrel aged weizenbocks that is).

A: pours a muddy dark burgundy/brownish hue. opaque and dark. head is slightly off-white, slightly brownish. big bubbles. head is rimmy. retention is lacking (perhaps my glass...).

S: definitely get some solid oak aroma, not necessarily a ton of bourbon. at first. more and more bourbon comes out as the drink goes down. a lot of dark, ripe fruit. rich. reminds me of a English barleywine more than a BB aged weizenbock. very rich and appealing.

T: a fantastic caramel/toffee/candied fruit/plum/everything rich flavor starts things off. reminds me of a nice tawny port. getting a little bit of chewy wheat out of this, but not a ton. finish is has a touch of bourbon heat, but very limited. woody. nutty too. great complexity.

M: carb is mellow. tickling even. full bodied drink.

D: this thing tastes more like a big bourbon barrel aged quad or dubbel than a weizenbock. certainly everything works well here, however I am struggling to find wheat bock flavors and aromas. regardless a great sipper and a great way to step outside the normal box from central waters. I applaud the courage and I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, regardless of style guidelines.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in trade from ajzy, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid dark brown/black with a tightly bubbled off white head that slowly recedes to a cap on top. This smells incredible, there's so much going on here! Dark and burnt sugars, dried prune, raisins, vanilla, sweet bourbon, nutmeg, clove, and a hint of ethanol. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Sweet and malty with darker sugars and light dried fruit up front. Vanilla with hints of wood and sweet bourbon mixed with some spices and a fair amount of alcohol that is present, but not harsh. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Weizenbock is probably a stretch for this beer, it more Belgian dark strong imho. Great brew anyhow, I really enjoyed it. It kind of reminds me of some Bruery stuff, only it's better.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, Winter '13
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a murky brown color. Not as thick as I would have though. Some light gets through. Not a lot of head. Basically only a collar of off white/almost tan head. Seems like there is carbonation though.

S: Getting a lot of that bourbon right away. Vanilla and toffee. Sweet maltiness. Smells tasty.

T: Sweet toffee and vanilla goodness. You get those nice flavors from the front if the tongue to the mid-palate. What I love, it's not a huge barleywine or stout and packs this much flavor. Nice lighter body. Finish is long with lingering toffee/vanilla notes.

M: It's a big medium to full bodied beer. Style helps with thinner mouth.

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Photo of vic21234
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. I was surprised to find this one yesterday at my local shop.

A- Pours a cloudy mahogany, borderline light brown color. A small amount of head quickly fades to the sides of the glass. Some alcohol lacing is noted too.

S- Bourbon, caramel, dark fruits and sweet malts. That pretty much sums it up.

T- First taste is bourbon. The bourbon notes are heavy and tasty like an Central Waters BA offering. As the beer warms it seems to take over more so. Otherwise the beer taste much like the smell, with caramel and dark fruit notes.

M- Medium to heavy bodied, low to medium carbonation, great sipper with the BA bourbon notes.

Nice beer, don't think I've ever had this style, but I'm pretty sure barrel-aging can make anything awesome.

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Photo of stortore
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle split between a flute glass and a weizen glass.

Murky, mostly opaque dark pour. Medium, creamy looking head, some cling. Smell is bourbon, malt, oak, vanilla, some caramel. Nice. Taste is a bit more malt than the nose, same for the vanilla and caramel. Still a strong bourbon presence, some oak. Slightly boozy. Smooth, a little creamy. Good level of carbonation. Seems a touch thin, maybe because of the bourbon overpowering the style.

Have had a few bottles of this, think it's a great beer. It may not necessarily seem like a Weizenbock, but it's a damn fine beer. Great effort from the creators.

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Photo of lunarbrew
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark red, hazy, and with almost no head. There is little to no lacing. Not the most attractive beer.

The smell is rich with bourbon. Very inviting and invigorating. I can smell barrel, booze, toffee, and brown sugar. I'm guessing it's going to be quite sweet.

This is very tasty. Much more fruit than in the nose. Some raspberry and raison. Loads of bourbon with a boozy aftertaste. Some vanilla and some toffee. The hop flavor is a little masked by the bourbon, but I don't mind. There is definitely some earthy and floral hop notes hiding out here. Not balanced bourbon flavor, per se, but I don't care one bit. Bring on the bourbon, IMO.

Lighter than you would expect from the flavor and appearance, but it works. I'd say light-medium MF with medium carbonation. A little bit of boozy heat tingles my tongue.

This was not the beer I was expecting, but I'm sure not disappointed. CW continues to impress with bourbon/malt bombs. This is an excellent offering.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle recently at discount liquor in Milwaukee at a 1 bottle per person limit release. It pours a rich mahogany with a full healthy white foamy head. The head retention on this one is really nice, and quite honestly, its a really beautiful looking beer. After looks though, everything starts to go somewhat down hill. Both the smell and the taste of this weizenbock are intensely dominated by the flavor/scent of bourbon. I really really enjoy Weizenbocks and so I was really disappointed. The bourbon really dominates everything very strongly and many of the natural flavors from the base weizenbock have a hard time peaking there way through. Now don't get me wrong, I really like bourbon barrel aged beers, but the intensity of this one is so strong that it actually makes it somewhat hard to enjoy. If I wanted to get a full blast of bourbon flavor I would just have some Eagle Rare on the rocks. I really would like to try the regular La petite morte because I really think that that would be more my style. That all being said, this beer is still decent, it's just a really intense sipper.

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Photo of chanokokoro
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Central Waters Brewing Company branded snifter

Pours a slight darker caramel brown capped by a one finger cream colored head. Speaking of caramel, there a bunch on the nose along with bourbon, and hint of cocoa. A lot of toasted oak, vanilla, almond, toffee, caramel, a touch of plum, and raisin. Finishes really smooth with continued caramel and oaky bourbon. Low, gentle carbonation, smooth syrupy full body with a hint of creaminess. I'd never guess the base beer is a weizenbock. Tons of barrel character here and fairly complex. A completely successful collaboration.

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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.