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

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Péché Mortel - Fût De Bourbon AméricainPéché Mortel - Fût De Bourbon Américain
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:
#265
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
574
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
474
Gots:
81
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from TheDoctor. 341 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 8/17/2017. Pours opaque pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, marshmallow, molasses, licorice, raisin, plum, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Slight booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, bourbon barrels, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, marshmallow, molasses, licorice, raisin, plum, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light herbal/roast/char bitterness, and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty dark roasted coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, coconut, light dark fruit/smoke/char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, bourbon barrels, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet, and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.5%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coffee, bourbon barrels, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/tannic/drying finish. Perfectly balanced rich malts, fruity/nutty coffee complexity, and barrel integration. Similarly impressive to the base beer overall. Softer hop/char bitterness from the barrel aging. It loses some of the huge coffee punch in the nose, but makes up for it on the silky barrel finish. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

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4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this has a lot going for it, a beer i have had my eye on for ages and have never been able to find. its old school in a cool way, the coffee is bitter and intense, maybe not even blended in as a cold brew, before that was even fashionable, but i think it has a nice effect on this, making it bitter and earthy rather than sugary, calling attention to the dark roast and cocoa character of the malt in the stout rather than the woody vanilla sweetness of the whiskey, the coffee works well to bring out the darkest elements of the grain and the barrel, as much char as corny sweetness here, and even though the coffee tastes like its moving toward stale, i like what it brings in this barrel aged context. my guess is the coffee was blended in before the beer went in the barrel, thus making it a little older than it generally is in the regular version, which never tastes anything but fresh to me. here there is a light cardboard and green pepper thing, and an overly roasty aspect, but i still like the bitter finish on this. not too much whiskey here, but enough to make this seem rich and fancy, and i love what the wood adds. i think i was expecting something diabetic and huge on the palate, but thats not what this is, a plenty drinkable beer for the style, more balanced than many, and taking a different slice out of the coffee to highlight the base beer. not sure this would stand out in a lineup of my very favorite beers in the style, which is a surprise to me after all the hype around it, but it is awfully good and is definitely a pioneering brew in the style. i hope to try it from the bottle some day...

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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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3.92/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.63/5  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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.93/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 574 ratings