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

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Double / 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

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Photo of facesnorth
2.75/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This was not good at all. No idea why the high rating. 2012 vintage so possible has just fallen off. Would like to revisit with a fresher one.

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Photo of Desp59
3/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitely an improvement over the base beer.

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3/5  rDev -32.6%

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3/5  rDev -32.6%

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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Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a mini snifter. Pours very dark brown with a thin mocha head that recedes fairly quickly into a thin collar. The nose brings a good amount of oak alongside bourbon and some backing vanilla. Touch of coffee remains along with some chocolate and roast. Flavor is heavy toward the bourbon, and specifically the oak barrel. Background stout is nice, though I think I prefer the base beer. Body is medium and a bit tannic. Not much booze. Pretty good, though not great.

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Photo of lgmol
3.38/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a fresh 2014 keg at Bar Stillwell in Halifax.

I love the standard Péché Mortel and had high expectations for this brew. Sadly, the barrel character was overpowering for my tastes. The coffee was almost completely hidden to me, and only really came through at the very end of the taste. For big fans of bourbon though, I would imagine that this is a real treat. A vintage bottle might be more to my liking.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.45/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roze
3.48/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of BergBeer
3.49/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Cola black with ruby highlights and a khaki head.

Smell: A pretty acrid burnt rubber or band aid on the attack. Then the dark chocolate and coffee show through a little bit more. Hard to get past that burnt rubber.

Taste: Sharp boozy bourbon, dark chocolate, leather, oak, vanilla, and dates.

Feel: Medium plus body. Medium bitterness. Medium booze. Smooth over all.

Overall: Not much of an improvement over the base. I just can’t get past that nose. I’d rather have to original.

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3.5/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of maximum12
3.58/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to baybum for this bottle that arrived late this winter, which I am taking down while my wife is off drinking – sorry, at book club. 341 ML bottle from November 2013 (but released in 2014?).

The pour is sordid black with a spiffy head that doesn’t last long. The nose is surprisingly light, with only a bit of coffee & whiff of sweetness even after sitting out for several minutes. Huh.

Peche Mortel – Bourbon Barrel Aged is a serious mouthful. The base beer is huge, filling up the crevassi in my mouth like a good pothole filler. Beyond that, the coffee remains sharp & acrid, slightly bitter. The barrel is a let down. It seems to add only a touch of creaminess & a drop or two of vanilla, with no bourbon taste at all (though a bit of an afterimage, kind of like Predator). Mouthfeel saves this, it’s rich & full & lovely. I could drink plenty, or as much as my internal gyroscope would allow, anyways.

Really not much of an improvement, if any, on the base beer, despite the nirvanaesque feel of this lovely burrito in my mouth…but that’s no insult. Still a good brew.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.61/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap for $4.00 = 5oz pour. Served at a bone chilling (for a BBA stout) 7deg C in a wine glass.

A- Poured 1/2" black and 3" brown head that lasted for over 5mins before it got reasonable enough to touch. Very dark almost black colour

S- Some bourbon here but not a lot. Touch of chocolate and malt. Very subdued

T- Low on the bourbon scale. Expected a lot more and was very disappointed. Just a standard mortel with a slight BBA to it. Can't say I like it at all. Too bad really since l like the standard version very well.

M- Flat. Guess the nitro and rough pour might have screwed this glass up.

O- Not a big fan. If I get one in a bottle and it's any different I will re-review but as it stands will not buy on tap ever again. Very disappointed but will go to the brewery to see if I can try one in a bottle to see if it's different and report back.

Food Pairing

Bourbon barrel aged brews are not that easy to pair but this one had very little bourbon to it so if can pair ok with...... Brownies with caramel and chocolate chips inside. The chocolate overload will help this brew out.


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Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.64/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Danny1217
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Sabtos
3.79/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slick black with a thick mocha collar.

Nutty coffee remains formidable here and the bourbon isn't too strong on the nose, giving off only a slight oaky presence.

A slight bourbon heat is detectable on the palate, but a smooth, round mocha keeps it from being overwhelming.

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Photo of dtmets84
3.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tom10101 something like that.

Hand delivered from the great country of Canada

Appearance. Pours a murky black with a nice 2 inch tan head.

Smell. Dark, booze and some coffee

Taste. Roasted coffee and a sour twang to it? Smooth for a 9+ ABV beer

Mouthfeel. low carbonation and rather thin more flavor comes out as it warms.

Overall. A very nice BBA stout from Canada

Prefer the non BA version though.

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Photo of davidanastas
3.82/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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