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:
497
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
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475
Gots:
75
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Photo of Nichols33
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Enjoy

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Photo of spw109
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured on tap of 10 oz. into a snifter glass at Churchkey DC on Péché Mortel Day. First running from the keg and tap too. Vintage 2015.

Big thick rich mocha to dark tan espresso head produced, whipped up like a mousse with creamy and thick clingy retention. Sits upon a simple opaque and real dark walnut nearly black body. The head is particularly impressive in this middle color of not really dark but slightly so, and a bakery pastry whipped topping. Excellent looking brew.

Aroma is just incredibly well done. The nose bursts in to thick dark cocoa powder on first examination. Following next are other thick notes of giant vanilla tones, with perfectly balanced ripped coffee beans. A piping warmth of roasted grain and coffee comes off this, entering that classic espresso like character on the beer, but with a richer bitter chocolate and even a touch of caramel warmth coming through. The aroma is just thick as hell and gets stuck in your nose, and not even a trace of boozy character. A real impressive winner.

Palate is just a big winner. While the booze is evident but not overly so on first sips or flooding the mid palate, much of the aromas don’t just come through easily, they come with even more surprises. Creamy but lighter than expected feel out of the gate, but with easier drinkability a little but still rich coating and filling the palate, and a big first burst of vanilla on first sip. There's a perfect mix of shocking rich vanilla and then tobacco bitterness of roasted malt that is a wicked compliment going on in the mid palate that just takes over. The sweetness on this is just perfect in that it has hints, but lets beer roast bitterness and even trace elements of cocoa take over. Giant dark cocoa notes on the finish, but also a finish that accents lots of roasted bean and excellent coffee tones. There's a noticeable piping warmth, much accented by a touch of booze that warms all the flavors incredibly bouncing from excellent espresso flavors to roasted malt and char qualities, to an excellent truly superior dark candy bar chocolate and vanilla wafery flavor. The vanilla wafery quality even comes out in the aftertaste, giving this impressive adult chocolate tobacco coffee candy bar wafer and flavor.

Overall it's really stunning, a little boozy though in the pit of the stomach but luckily not in taste is the only thing that seems to be a minor detraction. Otherwise this is about as near perfect a bourbon barrel aged stout with coffee gets.

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

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 amstokesdb9
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BNarc
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of morrissette1
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADG2995
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kjbober
4.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Willyd81
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KRG
4.85/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JimmyShaker1
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwoolley1
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bristopher89
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emile772
4.87/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dwagner003
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Péché Mortel En Fût De Bourbon Américain from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.45 out of 5 based on 497 ratings.
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