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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

216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.38%
Wants: 301
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of zhivago373
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served in a bottle at Dieu Du Ciel's brewpub. the bottles we got were aged from 2013 for a year in bourbon barrels.

pouring, this beer is black with a small, dense dark brown head that dissipates quickly. on the nose, there's plenty of trace bourbon with coffee and even dark chocolate. the taste contains a load of bourbon bite at the front and then transitions into dark coffee and chocolate. at 10% (i believe this is the percent of the beer; it is 9.5 aged for a year so i would guess it goes up a bit), there is a definite warming sensation but no overpower booze flavours. as the beer warms, the bourbon taste becomes a bit more subdued, letting the coffee come out more. this beer feels a thinner than the normal peche mortel in the mouth.

overall, a great beer that is a slight improvement upon the usual Peche Mortel, which is already a fantastic beer. at 6.5$ for a 341ml bottle, a bit pricey, but glad i got to try it. well worth the price.

zhivago373, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of unclejazz
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Blind Tiger in the West Village. Poured a jet-black with solid 1 finger tan head that hung around for most of the time. Solid espresso and dark chocolate notes with a hint of barrel and sweet note rounding things out. Taste matches nose with solid chunky mouthfeel with a hint of burn. Solid carbonation, overall slight improvement on a fantastic coffee IRS. Try it if you have the chance.

unclejazz, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

BuckTuckian, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of 4ster
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

4ster, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 11/12, making this a little over a year old. Poured into snifter.

Pours black with small dark tan head that dissipates quickly. Lots of alcohol legs on sides of glass.

Aroma is a brilliant combination of chocolate, molasses, vanilla, coffee, and oak. Aroma is a bit reminiscent of KBS. Lovely!

On the palate you get that Peche strong coffee flavor mixed with rich dark chocolate notes and a rounding bourbon oak character. Freshly brewed black coffee, dark cocoa nibs, peaty molasses, grade b maple syrup, vanilla bean, oak, and caramelized dark dry fruit poking in gently. This is delicious. So smooth and drinkable. No flavor dominates though the coffee is still the front runner.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of things for an Imperial Stout. You can expect that when they are brewed with coffee though. Mouthfeel is Black Note body all the way with a bit less creaminess. Good carbonation for the style.

Overall this is outstanding. You get big coffee, rich dark chocolates, smooth vanilla and bourbon characters, and a nice faint smokey flavor that makes this stand apart from a lot of other barrel aged stouts. Definitely up their with my favorite bourbon barrel aged coffee stouts which includes the likes of BCBCS, KBS, and BA Speedway. Only wish this was more available.

MarcWP, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of jlee185
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jlee185, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

sirsteve42, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of 22Blue
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

22Blue, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of LarryAppleton
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

LarryAppleton, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of ScottStache
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ScottStache, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of In_Control_Mike
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

In_Control_Mike, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of koopa
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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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

jayhunter357, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

AOShabaz, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

shehateme, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

alamode, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Sarge3130, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

nate321, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

DantheMan75, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

fredmugs, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

vonnegut21, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

XmnwildX12, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of xungmound98
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

xungmound98, Nov 17, 2013
Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.