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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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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 334
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
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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4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

341ml Bottle from Brouehaha - part of a special 2 pack for $20

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, bourbon

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and bitter coffee. There is also some boozy bourbon flavours and a light woodiness.

Overall - Bitter yet smooth. I really enjoy the regular peche and this is even better. I'd like to have access to this beer all year long. A great sipper and the perfect end to a crappy week.

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4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Insane props goes out to Rutager for hooking me up with both a 2012 and a 2010 of this baby. I couldn't believe my eyes. Very generous of you, and I was stoked to get to try these both.

From a bottle into a snifter
November 2012 and August 2010
Review is for the 2012 with comments on the 2010 for comparison purposes

APPEARANCE: A clear dark brown pour yields a one finger, looser looking, fizzy, light mocha colored head with lousy retention. Head quickly fizzes down to a half wisp and ring. Black body with no carbonation evident. A ring and swirly wisp remain with light dots of lacing down the glass. The 2010 was exactly the same. Lousy, fizzy head with an okay body.

SMELL: Lots of coffee and burnt espresso beans on the nose. Some sweet cream as well, with mild bourbon barrel, oak and vanilla notes. Very bold nose with the coffee still the main act of the show. The 2010 was much different. While it is still a decadent treat, the added time has allowed the coffee to fade and made the nose more mellow overall. More bourbon on the 2010 in comparison, though it is still forthcoming enough to make it enticing.

TASTE: Very potent and bold flavors for sure. Roasted coffee beans, sweet cream and more potent bourbon barrel up front. Caramel, oak, vanilla and alcohol into a bold and lingering finish. Lots of bitter, burnt coffee beans, sweet cream and caramel, bitter dark chocolate, bourbon barrel and some booze. Very bold and strangely balance; this is still a coffee stout first with a well-measured bourbon barrel as a supporting act. The 2010 has less coffee, so it's much more a bourbon barrel stout. Still, the 2010 is very flavorful and bold, but the emphasis is just a little difference.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down slightly abrasive and finishes sticky on the palate. Some heat lingers. The 2010 is lighter and harsher going down.

OVERALL: Really good. Huge and flavorful. The nose needs to hold back a touch on the coffee and the feel needs to be a bit fuller to support the flavors, which would make this unreal. The vintages are definitely different, with the 2012 still being a coffee stout first and the 2010 being more of a bourbon barrel stout at this stage, but either way, both are excellent, excellent beers. Thanks again for this opportunity Rutager. World class stuff.

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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.

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Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
99 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.