La Petite Mort is one of the most popular Belgian styled offerings from Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor). It’s a Belgian Dark Strong Brown Ale with slightly sweet caramel notes and pleasant flavors of dark fruits like plums, raisins and dates. Coming in at a respectable 8.8%, La Petite Mort has earned rave reviews from beer aficionados everywhere. Last time Black Raven Brewing offered La Petite Mort at Belgianfest, it didn’t last long.
So what happens when you take an already impressive beer like La Petite Mort and age it for a year in Kentucky Bourbon barrels? You get La Mort Bourton, a rare annual offering from Black Raven. The time spent in bourbon barrels brings La Petite Mort to a whole other level and bumps up the alcohol percentage to 11.2%. The 2015 vintage of La Mort Bourbon is set for release next Tuesday, August 18th.
Here is some more information about this beer from Black Raven Brewing Company:
A rare bird release: 2015 La Mort Bourbon is one of our finest, award winning aged ales. This beer is a member of our Corbeaux Series and historically has been very sought after. This is the first vintage appearing in bottles.
La Mort Bourbon is born from a marriage between La Petite Mort and freshly emptied Kentucky bourbon barrels. In La Mort Bourbon, we use multiple specialty malts to create a rich, complex beer and then follow with maturation in American oak bourbon barrels. 11.2% ABV.
This fine ale has been aged (one year) and is ready to drink. No further cellar time is required. 375ml bottles are $12.99 + tax, with a limit of four per person, per day.
This will also be distributed locally in limited quantities.
If you want to get your hands on some of this very rare and very special ale, don’t delay. Head out to the Black Raven Brewery in Redmond next Tuesday, August 18th to pick up a few bottles (limit of 4 per person, per day, as noted above). A few bottles will also be distributed to a few local bottle shops, so if you’d like to take your chances and wait for it to arrive at your local shop, you have that option as well. I’d love to pick up a few bottles myself, but won’t be able to make it out to Redmond next Tuesday. Hopefully my local bottle shop will get a decent supply.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.