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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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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 283
Gots: 43 | 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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eat

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.4%

11-16-2011 04:04:39 | More by eat
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.4%

02-03-2012 18:19:28 | More by elricorico
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M27

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.4%

12-01-2011 01:54:28 | More by M27
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vielma

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

09-03-2013 00:53:20 | More by vielma
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%

08-20-2013 01:38:34 | More by FleetwoodMatt
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EagleRare

Maine

5/5  rDev +12.4%

12-07-2011 18:09:19 | More by EagleRare
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Auror

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.4%

08-11-2012 05:12:12 | More by Auror
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Denoas

New York

5/5  rDev +12.4%

05-21-2013 18:05:27 | More by Denoas
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KrizzlyBear

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.4%

05-19-2014 22:42:05 | More by KrizzlyBear
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lbour

Texas

5/5  rDev +12.4%

02-06-2012 22:33:42 | More by lbour
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belleisa_losteo

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +12.4%

08-24-2013 00:29:51 | More by belleisa_losteo
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

4.98/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours pitch black, with mocha colored head. Head volume and retention is decent considering the beer has been aged. Very thick, lots of alcohol legs and lacing.

S: Exactly like I imagined my favorite beer to age (the regular version in bottles gets very very good after 6 months in the cellar). Lots of smoke, pepper and vanilla from the bourbon. Definitely still is the Peche Mortel I love. Lots of powdered cacao, dark dried red berries, coffee. Maybe a subtle hint of citruses coming from the hops.

T: Lots of good things, just like the smell. Powdered cacao, vanilla, smoke, pepper, dark red berries, coffee and citruses make for the perfect smelling beer. This is fantastic stuff, highly recommended.

M: Just what you'd expect, big, bold, sticky, with smooth carbonation.

O: Fantastic brew, definitely worth the 16$ for the 4 pack. Really really good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 02:09:46 | More by flipper2gv
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!

A - Poured a nice super rich dark black hue with a good creamy one finger mocha head that leaves thick side lacing. So, so good.

S - Aroma is just bourbon and chocolate The bourbon and chocolate and barrel lends a nice coconut aroma here. Super, super rich with awesome espresso notes here. An already epic peche mortel made even better with bourbon. Argh!

T - Taste is just as epic. I could drink this all day. Tons of bourbon, espresso, chocolate, barrel, roast malts, light coconut. Unfathomably good. Great vanilla notes too!

M - Mouthfeel is so silky smooth and creamy. Lightly carbonated, soo velvety.

O - Overall this beer is well worth the hype. So freaking good here. The bourbon makes this incredible and the vanilla and chocolate..gah...I need some bottles....

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2013 02:04:33 | More by rudzud
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Review # 600!

Appearance: It has a nice deep jet black color to it. It has a nice thick tan head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some spotty lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, some espresso and woody oak. Fantastic

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of rich coffee, espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate, molasses, smooth bourbon and oak. Wow, so complex!

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Peché Mortel was already one of the best Imperial Stout I've ever tried but this just beats them all.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 23:10:47 | More by SebD
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.93/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2012 release. Bottled August 2011 as per label notches.
Special thanks to Hoppypocket for this, and special thanks to TheSevenDuffs for facilitating this.

A- What is there to say? It's black as black can be. No light escaping and you are presented with a booming three finger dark tan head that slowly drops to a thin cap with chunky lacing everywhere. Looks almost creamy.

S- Booming assault of espresso and bourbon. Brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, dark chocolate, oak, and a touch of brewers licorice. There is a touch of booziness in the nose that warms the nostrils a little bit but I don't mind!

T- Bourbon right up at the front, followed by a nice char taste, than vanilla, a little booze and finishing off with coffee and chocolate. This is magnifiient, I enjoy how the bourbon is there but not overbearing that you can't pick out the finer things in it. The coffee really shines and that is a great thing.

M- Medium to full bodied, creamy with a touch of carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth follows close by.

O- How do you perfect the most perfect coffee stout ever made? Throw it in a bourbon barrel and let it sit. I'm glad to have tried this, will definitely seek again and I even happier such a renowned beer is a product of Canada!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 22:34:28 | More by korguy123
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TofuDC5

California

4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Opaque; pitch black; 1-finger tan head; thin froth. Skin of froth lingers on surface and edge of glass.

S: Equal Chocolate/coffee blend; licorice or some spicy oak. Grapefruit.

T: Awesome! Very balanced flavor of coffee, chocolate, mild grapefruit, light hops. Flavor isn't overpowering.

M: Just as awesome! Creamy and malty; full-bodied Not as hoppy as other imperial stouts; perfect.

O: If one word can describe this beer, it's balance. A friend recommended this to me, and I'd recommend this to anyone else; hands down. Smooth until the final drop. I took my time with this one; sipping slowly - definitely one to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 05:02:11 | More by TofuDC5
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +9%
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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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +7.9%
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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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap for black Wednesday at the brewpub.

Pours a dark and opaque blackish red, no light gets through, thin light brown head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, some lace spots and legs stick, looks nice.

Smell is really intense, huge toffee and caramel, vanilla, coffee and espresso roast, biscuit, insane malty, some raisin and sweet fruit through the middle, lightly buttery wood, oaky, alcohol, prunes, more coffee, chocolate milk, crazy.

Taste is similar, sweet toffee, treacle, chocolate milk with an espresso shot, a bit boozy but super smooth through the middle, biscuit, vanilla, oak, nice woody character, not overdone, more coffee and caramel, more vanilla and oak, intense finish, smooth.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, buttery smooth, with low carbonation. Bit of warmth from the alcohol but super smooth. Wow, didn't think Peche Mortel could get better but I was wrong, this is a masterpiece.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2011 16:51:06 | More by Viggo
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Fibrillator

Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Exceptional bourbon stout.

Embarrassed that I actually got some.

Ha a slight bit of spice that was refreshing, similar to chicory type.

Had some last year on tap, this was better.

Tough food match, good on its own.

The beer is special, not watery, not sticky.

HEAVY

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 05:31:12 | More by Fibrillator
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.76/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 11/12, making this a little over a year old. Poured into snifter.

Pours black with small dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Lots of alcohol legs on sides of glass.

Aroma is a brilliant combination of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, coffee, and oak. Aroma is a bit reminiscent of KBS. Lovely!

On the palate you get that Peche strong coffee flavor mixed with rich dark chocolate notes and a rounding bourbon oak character. Freshly brewed black coffee, dark cocoa nibs, peaty molasses, grade b maple syrup, vanilla bean, oak, and caramelized dark dry fruit poking in gently. This is delicious. So smooth and drinkable. No flavor dominates though the coffee is still the front runner.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of things for an Imperial Stout. You can expect that when they are brewed with coffee though. Mouthfeel is Black Note body all the way with a bit less creaminess. Good carbonation for the style.

Overall this is outstanding. You get big coffee, rich dark chocolates, smooth vanilla and bourbon characters, and a nice faint smokey flavor that makes this stand apart from a lot of other barrel aged stouts. Definitely up their with my favorite bourbon barrel aged coffee stouts which includes the likes of BCBCS, KBS, and BA Speedway. Only wish this was more available.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:37:31 | More by MarcWP
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

09-05-2012 18:37:55 | More by beenitty
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

06-12-2013 05:58:26 | More by JonnyBeers
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Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.