Péché Mortel - Bourbon
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Péché Mortel - BourbonPéché Mortel - Bourbon
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #65
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
98
Ranked #254
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
598
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SCORE
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Péché Mortel - BourbonPéché Mortel - Bourbon
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by cpsfgd:
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cpsfgd from Missouri

4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 19, 2018
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Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

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.

Jul 11, 2014
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Jun 19, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Nov 09, 2014
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev -2%
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!

May 10, 2017
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Derek from Canada

4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
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!

Mar 12, 2016
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dabeerbuddha from Canada

4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Mar 06, 2017
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brystmar from Texas

4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage, shared with blatantdream.

Black body, tan head, good head w/strong retention, sticky lace. Lots of bourbon flavors in the nose and taste, but its addition isn't at the expense of balance. The bourbon adds its own characteristics to this already decadent, complex brew without stealing the limelight, and that's precisely how it should be done.

An improvement over the (already fantastic) base. Wish this were easier to acquire :(

Apr 16, 2012
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belleisa_losteo from Canada

5/5  rDev +11.9%

Aug 24, 2013
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oline73 from Maryland

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

Nov 30, 2016
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mrtomatohead49 from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sep 04, 2017
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BeerRay from Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Feb 23, 2016
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MRVermont from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 21, 2015
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SkiBum22 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 28, 2015
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Whatup14 from Canada

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Apr 17, 2013
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djrn2 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.5%

Oct 26, 2013
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Bferber from New York

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 02, 2015
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Urbancaver from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Carl for bringing this!
Pours very dark brown. Almost black. Thick. Nice tan head. Yellowish tint on the edges.
Smells like fuck you coffee! Holy cow. Touch of barrel peaking through. Very nice earthy coffee aroma...
Tastes a bit bitter but very nice. Tons of coffee... Light barrel characteristics. Like peche mortel but with a bourbon kick.
Nice mouthfeel. Overall very nice

Apr 07, 2012
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In_Control_Mike from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Dec 29, 2013
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andrenaline from Canada

4.82/5  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.

Jun 08, 2014
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Shogun250 from Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Good mix of coffee and bourbon. A little hot as it was 2015 but great flavors and awesome mouthfeel. Like its non bourbon base beer this beer has a little sweetness, roastiness from whatever beans they use but overall a great beer that I would like to try different vintages of.

Oct 03, 2017
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zestar from California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Oct 16, 2014
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itracy63 from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Jul 20, 2014
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chickenm from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Aug 18, 2012
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corysmith01 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Oct 28, 2014
Péché Mortel - Bourbon from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 598 ratings