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

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Péché Mortel En Fût De Bourbon AméricainPéché Mortel En Fût De Bourbon Américain
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SFLpunk on 06-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
499
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
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Ratings: 499 |  Reviews: 104
Reviews by biboergosum:
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4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, 2010 edition, aged 1 year in the wood. Belated big ups are in order to Mike ('hoser', on this site) from Artisan Ales, the rep for this venerable Quebecois brewery, out he-air in Alberta, who flipped me a single of this after a rather enjoyable and random run-in at a new-ish Edmonton hipster (I was only there for the beer, I swear!) resto-pub back in the summer of oh-twelve. Mad, silly props, my man.

This beer pours a dark, ill-boding colourless mire, with the slightest of forced basal mahogany highlights, and two fingers of puffy, densely foamy dark tan head, which leaves some randomly spectral swaths of lace around the glass as it readily recedes.

It smells of astringently woody oak barrels - soused 2x4s, for starters, a seemingly dry vanillan and dusty caramel candy sucker essence, muffled spiced whisky, subtle coffee grounds, and some singed, oily bar-top nuts. The taste is bittersweet medium chocolate, softly spicy bourbon barrel notes - wet wood, thin caramel, muted vanilla, and perky alcohol the most prominent - semi-sweet morning after coffee, sturdy, if a bit inherently confused toffee malt, and rather muted earthy, musty hops.

The carbonation is pretty much drowned and lost in the sands of time, the body medium-full in weight, and smooth, in that heavy, hearty whisky sense of things. It finishes on the sweet side, predictably, as the booze, wood, malt, and fruit esters all conspire to keep the aspirant dry coffee and bitter hops in check.

A bit of a changeling of an affair - first it's a whisky, then it's a strong beer, and then it's a... well, you get the point. Overall, it blends ably enough, and yet maintains a stellar heft, insomuch as to conflate the average ingenue as to its actual origins - an effect sought after by any and all brewers, I would surmise. A pleasure to experience, and while maybe not appropriate for all comers, I am now more than enthused to have seen what the top rated Canadian-made stout can do when upwardly challenged.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage, thanks to rudzud for sharing this bottle as I never reviewed it from The Festival in Worcester a couple years ago.

Very small head, fades quickly, nice legs but little lacing, just about pitch black.

Nose lots of dark malts, some dark fruits, raisiny like, then fudgey cocoa, dark choc, chewy milk choc, little coffee, light bourbon and some toasted oak barrel. Lush choc too. Little oxidation.

Taste creamy choc, lush smooth rich choc, mild vanilla and light coffee, dark choc fudge with some bitter roasty char, faint faint booze warmth, little oxidation again. Light toasted oak and faint bourbon. Finish is bitter with little roast, more fudgey cocoa and mouth coating sticky lingering, little coffee and bourbon oak barrel.

Mouth is fuller bod, lighter carb, smooth creamy.

Overall great but mild oxidation due to screw cap, otherwise amazing. I remember this being ridiculously phenomenal at The Festival, so I wonder if this has dropped off, maybe I'll get to try it again someday and confirm.

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Photo of Derek
4.92/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

11-24-2015 bourbon bottle, back to back with a regular 3-2015.

I've had so many beers that are absolutely ruined by a barrel, but thankfully this one is actually significantly improved, which is crazy because the regular brew is so great!

Pours with a nice head, only a thin ring of retention, but shows some leg.

Aroma is so much more complex, as the regular version is overwhelmed with coffee.

The coffee flavour is more subdued, with a pleasant wood throughout and some bourbon in the finish.

Body is smoother and seems much less acidic.

I was sceptical, but this just might be the best beer in Canada. I'm seriously surprised how much better this is with some time in a barrel. Well done... World class.

Thanks Papat444!

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Photo of papposilenus
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 12oz bottle, dated 2016-11-07. Served in a tulip.

Pours a richly opaque, oily oaken-black with a big finger-and-a-half of mocha, bubbly, sudsy foam. Gradually subsides to a fizzy film and a fat collar around the glass with a light curtain of lace.

Relatively meager in the aroma department, mostly caramel fudge, smoke and copper.

Tastes of vanilla caramel and pipe tobacco, rich and unctuous. The rich bourbon and bitter coffee are there, but understated, as supporting players, they're not stealing the show. Roasted malt, damp punky oak, cacao, plum, clean earthiness and perfume. Finishes with a little burnt toast and milk chocolate with smoky booze lingering in the sinuses and warming the gullet.

Feel is smooth, creamy, mouth-coating and medium-thick bodied. The beer is surprisingly brightly carbonated - surprising in the sense that, it is so creamy, that you're not aware of how well carbonated it is until you feel for it. Should be a sipper, but I can't make myself slow down.

Dieu di Ciel! answers the question, 'how do you make Péché Mortel even better.' Stunning. Thanks to @TheDoctor!

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice revelation. Love the regular Peche.
From a 341ml bottle Chilled. Poured to large tulip.
Dark oily black colour. Promiscuous tan head.
Bourbon on the nose. No disguise here. Bitter chocolate as well.
It's all Peche Mortel with bourbon. Perfect blend for me. So good.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.84/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of talbotjf99
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of andrewdanks
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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

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

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pier-luc
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.25/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very strong coffee taste. If you don't like coffee beers, skip this.

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4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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