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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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214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 298
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:
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(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 06-30-2009)
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

jbertsch, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -32.9%

emdawg, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.35/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a mini snifter. Pours very dark brown with a thin mocha head that recedes fairly quickly into a thin collar. The nose brings a good amount of oak alongside bourbon and some backing vanilla. Touch of coffee remains along with some chocolate and roast. Flavor is heavy toward the bourbon, and specifically the oak barrel. Background stout is nice, though I think I prefer the base beer. Body is medium and a bit tannic. Not much booze. Pretty good, though not great.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Caudalie, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

LarryAppleton, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

LoveStout, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of dtmets84
3.78/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tom10101 something like that.

Hand delivered from the great country of Canada

Appearance. Pours a murky black with a nice 2 inch tan head.

Smell. Dark, booze and some coffee

Taste. Roasted coffee and a sour twang to it? Smooth for a 9+ ABV beer

Mouthfeel. low carbonation and rather thin more flavor comes out as it warms.

Overall. A very nice BBA stout from Canada

Prefer the non BA version though.

dtmets84, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Extremely smooth, bringing out coffee and bourbon. Black and lacey, coffee without sugar bitterness all the way through. Coconut, chocolate and vanilla. A sipper. Not noticeably boozy. Understated carbonated. Tastes as if aged a couple of years or more.

Sammy, Jun 18, 2012
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3.94/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with a generous BA from up north thanks!

Appearance: Pours black as night, opaque, with a 2 finger light brown crown that shows some retention and nice lace.

Smell: From greatest to least = Roast malt (a touch black patent ashy, although it could be from the coffee roast), Vanilla cream, coffee, and bourbon. Think iced coffee with a dash of ashtray and trace of bourbon.

Taste: Vanilla cream and ashtray.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but it vacillates btw creamy and watery at times...weird!

Overall: This was probably a very good beer 1-2 years ago. I'm late to the game on this one.

koopa, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

thebigredone, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

bcrossan, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

ncaudle, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

nquigley16, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

vissai, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

eawolff99, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

djrn2, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

fredmugs, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Ryan, thanks!

Very dark with a medium head. Very very strong on coffee and not anywhere close on bourbon/barrels. Taste is dominated by smooth coffee with some sweetness. A strong tobacco note is present but I wouldn't guess that this was -bal aged. Very different from other barrel coffee stouts but good in its own way.

tewaris, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

bluesplit63, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Brad for sharing this one, served in a goblet right after the non-barrel aged version. Big want of mine. At the time of this review, this is #28 on the 'Top Beers - American Double / Imperial Stout" and #11 on the "Top Beers - Canada" list.

Beer is black and has a smaller head than the original but it is there, brown small bubbles, some lacing, moderate carbonation to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, oaky, mildly bourbon.

Beer is oakier and less bitter than the original, it is good though, but the barrel / bourbon character is really low. Vanilla and oak on the end, dryer on the finish. Decent but not excellent, I'd have it again.

drabmuh, May 29, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to BlogueDeBieres. Thanks a ton. Bottled 08/11 I think. Neck label reads: Reserve speciale 2010, vieillie 1 an en fut de Bourbon.

A - Pours black with one finger of creamy medium brown head. Lot's of carbonation coming up. Great thick lace around with a film of head left over.

S - Wood and coffee. Espresso. Chocolate is there too. Bourbon is pretty strong.

T - Woah. The barrel aging is clear here. Tons of oaky/woody notes and a huge bourbon character. The chocolate and coffee blend in but are mostly taken over by the spirits. There's definitely some roasty/coffee/chocolate notes there but the bourbon is really taking the wheel. All said, it's delicious.

M - Good carbonation, full body with a bit of an alcoholic whisky note and bitterness.

O/D - It's hard to find notes of the original Peche in the BA version. I'm torn on this. With more evidence of the original, it would be a tremendous beer. Yet with the dominance of the barrel aging, it gains something, but loses something as well. It's delicious, complex, and very drinkable, so I can't really complain. A delicious offering from DDC. I just wish the bourbon wasn't so dominant.

tbeckett, Jan 20, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks seblp for the hook up

The beer pours a deep dark black with 1/2 an inch of a dense tan head that fades into nothing more than a thin blanketing within a minute. Mild lacing. The nose is definitely still the potent coffee-forward imperial stout I expected with little from the bourbon barrels except for an aromatic woodiness. The taste is definitely still a hardcore coffee stout with a touch of bitterness, molasses, and bourbon in the finish. It's obviously full bodied, but not too boozy. The coffee bitterness clashes against the big malty, slightly caramely sweetness. However, I'm not seeing the bourbon nearly as much as expected compared to the non-BA version. It's certainly a delicious beer, but I don't think it's worth the USA-Canada trade if you're able to get the regular version easily.

ThePorterSorter, May 11, 2013
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

KickInTheChalice, Jul 03, 2013
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Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.