Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 337
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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Quebec, Canada

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

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: SFLpunk on 06-30-2009)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.35/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of girlmeetsbeer16
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Huskermike12 for the trade. I'd been holding it to share with some other guys but got impatient and ended up opening it at home during a sunday night Packers/NYG game. It pours a dark brown color, opaque with a mocha colored foam that laces intermittently.

There's a surprising amount of coffee in the aroma, given the barrel aging I'd expect the coffee to be mellowed. The bourbon comes through with a light touch, giving an aroma more-or-less reminiscent of BA Speedway. Lots of dark sweet malts giving a sweet smell throughout, but the primary olfactory attributes are from the coffee and the bourbon (mixing in a very good way). Maybe just a hint of a sour note in the background, worrying me into thinking there might be an infection starting...

It tastes awesome, again similar (although not quite identical) to BA Speedway. Initial bourbon flavors give way to sweet roasted malts, with a lasting coffee flavor providing the aftertaste (with a little belly burn). No infection in the taste thank God.

The beer is thinner than I'd like, nearly medium bodied but I'd have liked more viscosity to match the flavors. I'm nitpicking here though, as the standard Peche Mortel isn't any thicker than this barrel aged version, so what should I expect? A little higher in carbonation than expected too (again nitpicking).

Thanks very much Mike, I'm really glad to have tried this! Too bad I didn't share it with anyone, but really with a 12oz bottle I kinda want it all to myself anyway.

Photo of EgadBananas
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as night, with a finger of medium to dark coloured head. Leaves a bit of lacing and dissipates to a foamy ring.

The aroma is of glorious bourbon. Intense, but not overwhelming and not too weak at all. Vanilla, and wood mingle in as well. Though some age on this, the coffee is still there, and quite nice considering the age. There's really nothing to complain about with the aroma.

Tastes awesome. The only notch is heat is a bit up there. Very roasty, with a big bourbon note, vanilla and accompanying woodiness. There's a surprising amount of roasted coffee as well.

The feel is good, creamy, somewhat slick. Not quite as full bodied for the style.

Overall, it's fantastic. Other than a less than perfect mouthfeel, this thing is the whole package! Wish it wasn't so limited!

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3/5  rDev -32.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dtmets84
3.78/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Photo of beenitty
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of brealbg
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Rutager
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you to hoppypocket for this Quebec treat. I must admit that I have high expectations for this. The regular version is one of my regular favs.

Appearance. Pours thick and close to black with a finger of deep brown head.

Smell. Dark, slightly sour coffee, some dark roasted malts and molasses, just a little smooth wood, vanilla, and booze.

Taste. Roasty coffee and smokey wood, caramel, smooth boozy bourbon, dark roasted malts and a little molasses.

Mouthfeel. Full body, low carbonation, slight (and nice) boozy warmth.

Overall. A very nice BBA stout from Canada!

Photo of Fibrillator
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
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

Photo of papat444
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

FOLLOWING SAMPLED NOV. 18, 2011
***2011 Vintage (aged 9 months)***

Had this at the International Péché Mortel day at the brewpub.

Appearance: A really black body with no head. Thick & opaque.

Smell: If i thought the special edition smelled like coffee liquor, this even more. Blurs the line between a beer and a spirit. Bourbon yet never boozy with traces of vanilla.

Taste: Bourbon leaves the heat a bit. While i get some coffee, the bourbon completely overtakes and subdues it. They mesh well but it's clear who's in control.

Mouthfeel: Surprised by its mellowness. No carbonation, a bit viscous but not overly so. Very mouth coating.

Overall: I wasn't blown away by it. A great beer for sure but not as good as the regular or special edition IMO. Hope to see them bottle this to compare.

Serving type: cask

FOLLOWING REVIEWED AUG. 20, 2012:

***2010 Vintage (aged 1 year in bourbon barrels)***

First beer that i review twice with two different serving types.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled 08/11.

Appearance: A dense brown body with 1-2 fingers of creamy head the color of espresso foam. Retention is average. probably due to barrel-aging. Some lacing is evident.

Smell: Oh my! Simply stellar. Roasted coffee and nuts, chocolate mixed with oak & vanilla. Bourbon soaked wood that melds perfectly with the coffee/dark chocolate. Charred wood as well.

Taste: Intense chocolate, coffee beans lined with bourbon. Vanilla notes as well as oak appear in the finish. At no point does this feel harsh. Like liquid candy.

Mouthfeel: Initial sip is smooth, slight alcohol kick appears but then reverts back to a creamy smoothness. The aftertaste has a bit of bourbon sting but feels mellow.

Overall: Remarkably well balanced and drinkable. Enjoyed it more than on cask. Sublime and doesn't hit you over the head with intensity.

Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size light brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bourbon is quite dominant with some good notes of coffee and vanilla which are really well balanced. Taste is a very nice mix between some coffee notes which are very floral and not too dry or astringent with some notes of vanilla and a bourbon finish which is quite powerful. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes from bourbon. I really enjoyed this one with a nice balance between the vanilla and the coffee – the only downside is maybe the beer spent a bit too much time in the barrel.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of peensteen
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nearly jet black with some brown around the top, half a finger of tan coloured head with some light lace. Smell is like the original, coffee and chocolate come through, bourbon oak is present as well, a nice roasted presence and very nicely put together overall. Taste has lots of espresso and bourbon, oak, roast and a nice vanilla and chocolate flavour that is like fudge cake, finishes bitterswee with coffee and bourbon in the aftertaste. Lightly carbonated and very creamy and smooth, full body. This was incredible stuff, something I wish I can come across again at some point, outstanding really.

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of liamt07
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On draught at WVRST for the DDC party. Into a tulip.

Black with a brown head. Good retention and some lacing. Nose is similar to the regular Peche, coffee, espresso and cocoa. Light oak and the bourbon character is modest enough to let the base Peche still remain prominent. Taste has bourbon, espresso, cocoa. Alot of Peche character still remains, and the bourbon wraps itself in and around it - doesn't dominate the beer but does it's best to compliment. More oak, brown sugar and a bit of bourbon in the finish. Medium heavy body, viscous but not overbearing. Low carbonation elevates the drinkability of this. Brilliant BBA beer, really lived up to the hype for me.

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.