neongolden (1193) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On tap at the DDC tap takeover @ barVolo, Aug 23 2014) Pours inky black with a big dense dark tan head (nitro? didn’t see it poured, my better half ordered it). Aroma bourbon, fresh oak, espresso roast, sweet dark chocolate (thought of ChocoSol Darkness, for Toronto people), fresh coffee beans. Flavour sweet at first, dark malts bringing toffee and dark chocolate with a bit of bourbon. Espresso and charred bourbon barrel taking over later in the palate with more roast evident. Finish is bitter with a sweet core, whiskey and black coffee with brown sugar. Big flavour concentration. Mouthfeel fairly full, creamy, rich, very soft carb. Peche is already a fantastic imperial stout and the bourbon barrel compliments without overwhelming. Is it better than the normal version? No. Worse? Definitely not.
GenDV138 (5730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle shared by solidfunk at the DC Local Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Tastes of bourbon, oak, roast, chocolate, coffee. Full body with a dry finish. Oily mouthfeel. Nice stuff.
djd07 (9748) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, dark chocolate, oak. Thin mouth with sweet roast, dark chocolate, light wood, booze, vanilla, very impressive.
solidfunk (7353) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome. Great smokey roast aroma. Lightly barreled - just enough to give a taste (the way barrel aging should be). Black with good head and lacing. Bitter finish, lots of coffee. Bottle I got in a trade a while back.
Randy4Beer (506) - - AUG 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Ottawa Craft Beer Festival. Pours such a dark brown it is verging on jet black. Very thin mocha head.
Aromas are of coffee, chocolate and bourbon.
Tastes are identical. It tastes like it smells.
Overall, I like the regualr Peche Mortel a bit better, as I found the booziness of the bourbon overwhelmed some of the things I really liked in the original, like the coffee and dark chocolate combination.
HopsandBolts (257) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ottawa Craft Beer Festival.
Appearance: Pours jet black with almost no head.
Aromas: Bourbon, coffee.
Flavours: Bourbon, coffee, dark chocolate.
This was an absolutely fabulous beer that had all the usual Peche Mortel characteristics along with the sweet smooth Bourbon flavour and aroma. Plus you get this warming sensation from it. This is a perfect beer for a cold fall afternoon after a long hike.
obguthr (5585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee nose. Cola brown, thin tan head. Coffee flavor, tobacco finish. Full body. Intense and rich, but wanting complexity and diversity of flavor and aroma.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Thanks solidfunk! Poured a dark black brown color with a ruby tinge and a tan head. Aroma was boozy, smooth, barrel notes. Vanilla! Flavor was vanilla, barrel, wood. Good!
bunget (816) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the National Capital Craft Brewery Fest in Ottawa, most likely from bottle. Thanks to the guys from BroueHaHa. Dark brown body, small chocolate head. Aroma dominated by bourbon, burned coffee, licorice. Heavy boozy. Taste of coffee, licorice, good dark chocolate, slightly woodsy. Late hops bitterness. Oily, heavy, complex. It was a mistake to take it as the second sample. Very good, but I prefer the regular one.
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 Bottle at Craig?s. Pours black, sweet vanilla and coconut, light roasty coffee and chocolate.