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Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel)Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel)

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98
world-class

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 282
Gots: 42 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 06-30-2009)
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured from a 341 mL bottle into a snifter.

Nearly black in appearance, there is a vague cranberry tint that is more noticeable at the edges. A small foamy tan cap rests on top off the beer until it slowly fades away.

The aroma has a big espresso nose with subdued bourbon notes. There are some dark roasted malts and chewy fudge notes as well.

Each sip starts with fully roasted malt and some dark chocolate. It is less creamy and sweet than the regular version. The bourbon comes through along with a bit of oak and vanilla. Toward the end, a hint of coffee turns into bitter coffee grounds, which I could really do without, but this finishes the sip.

The body is a little bit lighter than what I would ideally want from a 9.5% bourbon barrel stout. There is a noticeable dry nature to this beer from the barrel, especially compared to the base beer. The coffee imparts a somewhat acrid mouthfeel as well, and it is grainy throughout.

I would have expected barrel aging Péché Mortel would have made a great beer even better, but it simply is not the case. I would rather have the regular version, and it is conveniently much easier to come by as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 06:31:39 | More by KickInTheChalice
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JOrtt

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-28-2014 16:27:22 | More by JOrtt
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Not quite inky black.

Smell - Bourbon. Lots of coffee. Fudgy chocolate. Very nice.

Taste - Sharp bourbon. Coffee is sharp too. Works well together. Fudgy and chocolatey. Light coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little boozy. Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Awesome stuff. Hard to decide if it's better than the base.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 02:27:33 | More by Alieniloquium
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Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-20-2014 19:58:50 | More by itracy63
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-20-2014 04:44:50 | More by markgugs
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-18-2014 06:13:51 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-16-2014 20:24:46 | More by Gab
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Virginia

4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So smooth and very drinkable. Smells great, with lots of bourbon, bitter coffee, pepper, and oakiness. Not as full bodied as BCBS, but extremely drinkable, with just the right amount of mild sweetness. A very nice compliment to the regular Peche Mortel. I could drink this every day. And you could too. Delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2014 23:37:57 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-10-2014 18:21:30 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-10-2014 17:57:10 | More by Gotti311
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +12.1%

07-08-2014 20:19:38 | More by sammyg832
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edugasmtl

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-07-2014 22:30:36 | More by edugasmtl
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.3%

06-23-2014 01:47:31 | More by bcrossan
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JeanFLeclerc


4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-19-2014 20:58:19 | More by JeanFLeclerc
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 2013 vintage at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of coffee and bourbon
Head average (2.5 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – multiple rings of tiny bubbles
Body very dark brown to black, opaque
Flavor of coffee, bourbon, a little vanillin, and light chocolate predominate. It ends with a light bitterness, but is not unpleasant.
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer, one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s so good I don’t want to drink it because I only have one bottle and if I drink it, it’ll be gone.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 23:02:52 | More by Ozzylizard
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-10-2014 02:52:30 | More by WillAndSarah
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GoGriz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-09-2014 23:09:41 | More by GoGriz
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Props to peensteen for hooking up this treat. A whale that I thought I never would get to sample...

A - Pours pitch black, two thumbs of dark mocha head, solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Loads of cocoa, raw coffee grinds, wooden oak, sweet bourbon and burnt sugar and boozy notes also come through.

T - Much like the nose with loads of dark chocolate and cocoa, solid coffee presence, raw espresso and burnt toast, bourbon aging comes through nicely with a solid dose of sweet bourbon booziness, wooden oak notes and toasted grains and burnt caramel lingers alongside a solid dose of espresso.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness. Surprisingly not overly heavy or sticky.

O - A world class brew taken to the next level with a solid bourbon flavour profile. One of the best bourbon barrel aged brews to hail from Canada and a pleasure to have had the opportunity to try. Definitely a priviledge to try and not surprisingly one of the top rated Canadian beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 01:53:46 | More by andrenaline
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KornWallace

New York

4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Unibroue4ever for this fantastic beer.

Date: 6/4/14
Location: Montreal Trade
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Black to Dark Brown in coloring with a nice mocha head. The carbonation evaporates quite quickly. The beer has a nice viscous ring along its edge.
Aroma: Strong aromas of coffee that clearly comes from the base. But the coffee smell is not nearly as strong as regular Pêché Mortel. Malted caramel and some vanillas can be found along with a modest touch of the bourbon that I was looking for.
Taste: This is clearly amongst the most well balanced of the bourbon barrel stouts I've ever had. The coffee flavor is even lighter on the flavor but the caramel, vanilla and even some marshmallow sugars come out a touch stronger. There is a hint of booziness from the bourbon which again isn't overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body.There is some coarseness from the coffee but the booze really seems to mellow it out. Little carbonation aides in the smoothness of the beer.

Notes: Bottled 2013

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 20:07:53 | More by KornWallace
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ColieMae

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-23-2014 20:02:43 | More by ColieMae
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KrizzlyBear

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.1%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-12-2014 01:52:57 | More by twenty5
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metalgdog

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

05-11-2014 20:19:34 | More by metalgdog
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

04-30-2014 03:38:38 | More by yancot
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Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.