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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

250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 326
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of Fibrillator
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

Fibrillator, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of papat444
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

papat444, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

chickenm, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Phyl21ca, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

imperialking, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of Auror
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Auror, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of drosen32
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

drosen32, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Psychmusic
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Psychmusic, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

wesley14, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

SalMineo, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of peensteen
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

peensteen, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

liamt07, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -12.4%
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
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

Served side by side with the standard Péché Mortel.

The beer is dark brown with a small, beige head that leaves almost no lacing on the snifter. The dominant aromas are oak and bourbon, followed by a roasty, coffee presence. The flavor follows suit. The delectable coffee character I enjoy so much in the standard version is a bit overrun by the dominant bourbon barrel flavors. That said, this is still a very tasty beer. A nice, warming finish shows a bit of the alcohol. While this was most definitely a nice treat, I would have to give the nod to the plain ol' Péché Mortel.

Huhzubendah, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -9%
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
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hoppypocket for this bottle. Poured in to Founders tulip. Bottled in 08/11. 2010 Reserve.

A - Dark black with a small amount of espresso coloured head that quickly receded to a ring around the glass. Very spotty lacing.

S - Huge dark roasted espresso up front that gives way to some bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt aromas.

T - Bitter dark roasted coffee up front that gives way to charred oak and roasted malt flavours in the middle. The finish is where most of the barrel characteristics show up - with some sweet bourbon and a hint of vanilla. The flavours are very well integrated with the bourbon being present without dominating as it does in many barrel aged beers.

M - Medium body with a really nice chew. Light carbonation.

O - This was fantastic. I would have liked a little more bourbon to be present - usually my comment is that there is too much bourbon in BBA beers.

TheSevenDuffs, May 27, 2012
Photo of gford217
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, big thanks to unibroue4ever for sending this bottle, one I've been wanting to try for a while. 2010 version.

Pours pitch black with a small fizzy tan head that recedes quickly to nothing.

Aroma is excellent, reminds me of KBS, with lots of freshly ground coffee still evident but blending nicely with vanilla and bourbon. Some chocolate, rich dessert-like nose.

Oh wow, thick molasses, bakers chocolate, fresh coffee, vanilla, and a perfect mixture of bourbon and oak. A little bit of acidic bitterness going down from the coffee and lots of dark roasted malts

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and close to full bodied. Decadent feel overall.

A fantastic BA stout. I love coffee stouts and subtle barrel treatments and this has both. Really happy to have tried this one.

gford217, May 27, 2012
Photo of uvm2003
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

uvm2003, May 23, 2012
Photo of korguy123
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!

korguy123, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of nathanjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

nathanjohnson, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with a decent light mocha rim. Nose is a ton of fesh coffee beans with some chocolates and a touc of vanilla. Opens up with chocolates that move into a lot of coffee flavors. These transition into some subtle vanilla and bourbon flavors. The coffee comes back and ends this beer. Mouth is medium and smooth - the loads of coffee gives it a dry finish. Overall, this is a really nice bourbon barrel aged beer. It complements, rather than overpowers, the base beer. Highly recommended if you are a fan of th regular version.

birchstick, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

bsuedekum, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of mothman
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Sean for sharing this!

Pours a tan head. Color is black. Some lace left.

Aroma: Strong coffee. Bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Chocolate and cocoa. Light roast. Creamy. Awesome nose.

Taste: Fresh coffee roast. Bourbon up front. Nice and warming. Vanilla and oak flavors. Creamy. Chocolate, cocoa, and caramel. A little more roast here.

Mouthfeel: smooth, lightly roasted, and creamy. Full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with coffee flavors.

Overallm this beer was incredible. I'd take this over a kbs any day... too bad this is stupid hard to find. Extremely drinkable. This beer is awesome.

mothman, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled August 2011.

Totally black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly.

Bourbon stands out strongly in the nose. A very nice smell but it really dominates the rest of the beer.

The taste is a different story. The regular coffee and cocoa flavours of Peche Mortel are clearly present, but nicely complemented by bourbon and oak, the bourbon being more present than the oak. Some vanilla in the finish. The barrel effect is very well integrated- present but not overpowering. Very nice.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Nice and lively without any irritation. Very smooth and silky. Lovely.

Overall, excellent. I would say I prefer it to the regular version. A real treat.

jrenihan, Apr 25, 2012
Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.