Péché Mortel - Fût De Bourbon Américain | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Péché Mortel is an intensely black and dense stout in which coffee is infused during the brewing process. The result is a strong beer where prominent roasted flavours coalesce with a powerful taste of coffee. Once fermentation is complete, the beer is aged several months in bourbon oak barrels, which imparts some vanilla and woody aromas as well as bourbon flavours.

Added by SFLpunk on 06-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#283
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
570
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
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473
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81
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage - a 341ml bottle with a bottled-on date of Nov 2013. Purchased ages ago from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as an extra-strong stout brewed with coffee and aged 12 months in bourbon barrels.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears ultra black in the glass. Yields a smallish head of creamy brown foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt with hints of coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt grain, subtle molasses, vanilla, dried fruit, wood, a touch of bourbon, leather and ale yeast. Intense yet balanced - simply superb.

T: Tastes of powerful roasted malt with notes of coffee, burnt grain, bitter chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, wood, vanilla, bourbon and ale yeast. The booze is very well hidden. Quite sweet, followed by a robust malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and an amazing velvety body. Rich and unctuous. Pretty astringent; dries the palate. Aftertaste of rich roasted malt, intense coffee, bitter chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, wood, vanilla, bourbon notes and yeast.

O: Sublime - a simply fantastic melding of aroma and flavour. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are rich, intense and smooth. Amazing balance for the style. Superb body - thick and creamy. A incredible brew to round out a session with; this seems only to have improved with age. An amazing beer and an absolute must-try.

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4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
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4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
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4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
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4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
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I want to qualify that I am rating the 2018 version here. I also had the 2017 yesterday, but the bourbon is too strong in that one and, while not as bad as anything Nickelbrook lays its hands on, it still a fail, maybe a 3.25 to 3.50.
The 2018 however (at least without the aging), is a masterpiece. It so well balanced that you are hard pressed to think of making it better. Smooth, full bodied, yet not heavy - it is a pleasure to sup. Sadly, not available in Ontario, because colonialism is still alive in these parts.

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Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 570 ratings