1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

Not Rated.
Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel)Péché Mortel (Bourbon Barrel)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

259 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 259
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.17%
Wants: 334
Gots: 47 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 67 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BeerWatcher
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

On tap at the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival. Pours such a dark brown it is verging on jet black. Very thin mocha head. Aromas are of coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Tastes are identical. It tastes like it smells. Overall, I like the regualr Peche Mortel a bit better, as I found the booziness of the bourbon overwhelmed some of the things I really liked in the original, like the coffee and dark chocolate combination.

Photo of andrewdanks
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of slowfade
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of DaveHack
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of polishkaz
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of larryi86
4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to BlogueDeBieres for this
341 ml bottle, dated Novmember 2012, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some oak, fudge, dark chocolate, very rich.

T- Coffee, bourbon, some vanilla, fudge, dark chocolate, rich big flavors and well balanced.

M- Smooth, thick, full body.

O- Excellent, even better than the regular version, very, very happy I got to try this. Very well done and balanced.

Photo of JOrtt
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Small khaki head. Not quite inky black.

Smell - Bourbon. Lots of coffee. Fudgy chocolate. Very nice.

Taste - Sharp bourbon. Coffee is sharp too. Works well together. Fudgy and chocolatey. Light coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel - A little boozy. Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Awesome stuff. Hard to decide if it's better than the base.

Photo of itracy63
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Gab
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So smooth and very drinkable. Smells great, with lots of bourbon, bitter coffee, pepper, and oakiness. Not as full bodied as BCBS, but extremely drinkable, with just the right amount of mild sweetness. A very nice compliment to the regular Peche Mortel. I could drink this every day. And you could too. Delicious.

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Gotti311
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of sammyg832
5/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of edugasmtl
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of bcrossan
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JeanFLeclerc
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle of 2013 vintage at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of coffee and bourbon
Head average (2.5 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – multiple rings of tiny bubbles
Body very dark brown to black, opaque
Flavor of coffee, bourbon, a little vanillin, and light chocolate predominate. It ends with a light bitterness, but is not unpleasant.
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer, one of the best I’ve ever had. It’s so good I don’t want to drink it because I only have one bottle and if I drink it, it’ll be gone.

Photo of WillAndSarah
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GoGriz
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of andrenaline
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Props to peensteen for hooking up this treat. A whale that I thought I never would get to sample...

A - Pours pitch black, two thumbs of dark mocha head, solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Loads of cocoa, raw coffee grinds, wooden oak, sweet bourbon and burnt sugar and boozy notes also come through.

T - Much like the nose with loads of dark chocolate and cocoa, solid coffee presence, raw espresso and burnt toast, bourbon aging comes through nicely with a solid dose of sweet bourbon booziness, wooden oak notes and toasted grains and burnt caramel lingers alongside a solid dose of espresso.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness. Surprisingly not overly heavy or sticky.

O - A world class brew taken to the next level with a solid bourbon flavour profile. One of the best bourbon barrel aged brews to hail from Canada and a pleasure to have had the opportunity to try. Definitely a priviledge to try and not surprisingly one of the top rated Canadian beers.

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