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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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BA SCORE
98
world-class

195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 283
Gots: 41 | 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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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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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-17-2013 00:51:32 | More by chippo33
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pixieskid

Germany

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-13-2013 16:01:10 | More by pixieskid
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 03:33:09 | More by ThePorterSorter
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-06-2013 02:24:24 | More by tom10101
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ChumleyX

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

05-05-2013 01:08:16 | More by ChumleyX
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jegross2

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Barrel Aged Peche Mortel from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel out of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.

Score: 95

2011 vintage bottle served in a Cigar City snifter and enjoyed on 04/20/13. Review is from iPhone notes

Appearance: Pours a coffee color with a thin layer of pale tan head that settles to a ring around the glass. Poor lacing, slightly below average retention. 4/5

Smell: Coffee grounds, chocolate, vanilla and smooth bourbon with no alcohol bite. Some roast, a little leather too. A really balanced, inviting nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Vanilla, balanced and not overpowering bourbon flavor and roasty coffee. Bitter coffee, roast and vanilla aftertaste for the finish. Not very complex, but boy is this tasty! 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, good carbonation. Bittersweet. 4.5/5

Overall: While not the most complex beer, this one absolutely delivered. Roasty and chocolatey with a nice bourbon complexity that does not smack you in the face with bourbon. I'll need to hunt this down again in the future!

Cost: $8 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:28:15 | More by jegross2
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tewaris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 05:16:21 | More by tewaris
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

04-20-2013 04:28:04 | More by Jason1337
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-17-2013 14:12:00 | More by Whatup14
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

04-11-2013 01:01:15 | More by Atomicskis5
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Jayhoop

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

04-03-2013 16:12:33 | More by Jayhoop
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Holland

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-25-2013 04:44:28 | More by Holland
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-24-2013 23:31:38 | More by Hophead717
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Zkman87

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-24-2013 21:55:51 | More by Zkman87
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-24-2013 07:57:42 | More by valianes
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Burnduri

Quebec (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A rich, creamy moka smell, light vanilla notes, no doubt from the 1 year bourbon aging.

The creamy head immediately brings a café latté to mind, has a deep brown color, almost mahagony. The taste is very deep, complex and layared. First, the toasted malts and coffee beans assault the palate, leaving a dry yet rich mouthfeel. After the second sip, the bourbon aging becomes apparent, vanilla tastes and a sublte tang pile on, staying slightly longer than the coffee taste.

Absolutely delicious. Try with a very dark chocolate, maybe some dried fruit like cranberries.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 17:38:29 | More by Burnduri
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maltyb

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

03-17-2013 07:33:45 | More by maltyb
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

03-10-2013 23:31:39 | More by thegerm87
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seblp

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

02-28-2013 02:30:11 | More by seblp
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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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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Snagged a couple 4 packs today and decided to crack one open. Tasting it along side the regular Peche Mortel.

Bottled November 2012
Bourbon barrel aged for 1 year.

Poured from the bottle into a Hunahpu's snifter.

A: Poured dark with a reddish brown tinge. In the glass, it is midnight black. 1/4 finger of off white, brownish head (lighter than the regular Peche) that dissipated fairly quickly. When the glass is held up to the light, there are blood red notes on the curves of the glass.

S: A non-overpowering but very upfront note of bourbon and vanilla. Followed by coffee and way in the back, a little chocolate. Solid nose.

T: Interesting. Only when I put it up against the regular Peche did I notice the differences. The barrel has seemed to subdue the "brightness" of the coffee and chocolate of the regular Peche. The chocolate seems to be sweeter, and the coffee notes not as fresh, or pungent. The coffee bitterness definitely seems to be turned down by the barrel, and the sweetness is turned up. A slight bit of vanilla becomes apparent in the back of the pallet.

M: Great, medium to full bodied mouth feel. On the lower side of carbonation is expected for spending a year in the barrel and contributes to the sweetness.

O: A great beer that is not your typical barrel aged bourbon bomb. The bourbon is there, but it contributes to accenting and altering the characteristics found in the regular Peche. To be honest, when I was first sipping on the 2013 BA Peche, I was searching for the barrel. It's subtle, but there if you look for it. This beer, for me, is not a "punch you in the face" bourbon forward imperial stout. Very interesting and not necessarily what I was expecting. Very different from the previous bottled batch. A beer to seek out and see how it compares to the likes of BCBCS or BA Speedway.

Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 05:44:37 | More by montrealbcr89
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

02-14-2013 22:13:10 | More by DaPan
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

02-10-2013 20:39:48 | More by wizo
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

02-07-2013 15:50:15 | More by drummermattie02
Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.