RateBeer
overall
100
99
style
Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Péché Mortel aged in American bourbon oak barrels.


mathieuc's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (2180) - Québec, Quebec, - DEC 27, 2012
OK, now this is awesome. I never liked the regular Pêché Mortel to the cult level some people seemed to have vowed for it. But now the BA version, oh god! I believe I can say without a doubt that this is the best aroma I have ever encountered in a beer: coffee, booze, sweetener... just like that special coffee you drink on Christmas morning with grandma (coffee-brandy). There is even a caramel-like quality to it. The beverage itself is pitch black with a small moka head that leaves some nice lacing on the oversized snifter it came with. Taste is coffee, intense coffee (a good one too) and bourbon. Alcohol is well hidden, but it does relax your joints and muscle good like a fine spirit after a hard day at work. It is so creamy it is almost surreal... I never thought it would be this good and now it just slipped into my top 10, good job DDC! (P.S. You should note that I don’t like stouts that much usually)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1172) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
341ml bottle. Dark black. One finger of brown head. Aroma is fruity, chocolate, nice espresso coffee. Barrel is subtle. On the tongue nice coffee and dark chocolate flavours. Taste has a faint charred wood, but again, barrel is light. Smooth, easy drinking, no heat. I like it but was a bit underwhelmed, especially with how light the barrel feels.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Black. Small khaki head. Not quite inky black. Smell is Bourbon. Lots of coffee. Fudgy chocolate. Very nice. Sharp bourbon taste. Coffee is sharp too. Works well together. Fudgy and chocolatey. Light coffee bitterness. A little boozy. Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation. Awesome stuff. Hard to decide if it’s better than the base.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle shared at Guinn’s thanks to Casey. Pours very dark brown to black. Lots of maltiness and caramel. Not too roasty. Oak and bourbon are evident. Really nice beer. Thanks so much, Casey.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (433) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
On tap......poured an inky dark with an amazing creamy, frothy head which just lingered. Aroma of coffee. The taste was coffee front and center, a chewy bitterness in the middle which tailed off and left more coffee, and booze, bourbon, with the alcohol hidden but appearing late. Quite an experience.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (468) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Édition 2014, étiquetée 2013 mais selon le brasseur, c’est bel et bien une 2014. Robe d’un noir opaque surmonté d’un fin col de mousse brunâtre. Arômes de grains de café, vanille, bourbon, bois et toffee. En bouche, le bourbon est bien présent. On perçoit également du bois humide, café, chocolat au lait et de légères notes épicées venant de l’alcool. La texture est douce, soyeuse et crémeuse. le corps est bien rond et procure une belle chaleur. Complexe et parfaitement balancée. Le fort goût de café présent dans la version originale est ici beaucoup plus subtil. La finale est longue et moyennement sucrée. Encore ici, le goût de chocolat et bourbon s’accroche au palais. la meilleure offrande de DDC pour moi.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle @ home. From a trade. Many thanks! Dark brown colour, brown foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Sweet aftertaste from bourbon, notes of vanilla and caramel. Very well balanced. Good!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jonabea (3) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Bottle about 1 and a half years old from the November 2013. The smell is great, lots of bourbon, oak, coffee and chocolate. This beer is soo smooth, the texture is just perfect, full body, light carbonation, it just flows on your tongue. I love the original Péché Mortel, but the bourbon barrel gives it an additional complexity which is, in my opinion, very beneficial. Bourbon and oak flavours blend gracefully with the coffee. Along with those dominating flavours, I taste some slight chocolate notes, toastiness, sweet but not as much as other big bba imperial stouts that I’ve had. The finaly is light warming alcohol with a mild coffee bitterness, and again, not too swee. The finish is dryer than one might expect. This is one of, if not, my favourite beer from any Quebec brewery. This beer is not too big, but just perfectly balanced and smooth. It gets to me every time, love it!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (394) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Tirée de la réserve spéciale 2013, la Péché Mortel bourbon figure parmi les chefs de file en matière de savoir-faire brassicole québécois. Il ne s’agit pas simplement d’une grande bière de dégustation, mais d’un Phare en matière d’identité et de raffinement. Liquide Noire et habillé d’une étiquette rouge. Minuit sonne - le Diable se réveille. Je pourrais passer des heures à contempler la robe noire et impénétrable de cet envoûtant liquide. La tête de la bière se dissipe rapidement, laissant ce dernier à vif et n’affichant qu’un film huileux, témoignage du temps qui passe. Nul besoin n’est d’approcher le verre de mes frémissantes narines pour en respirer les arômes. Je suis, à distance, hypnotisé par ces grains de café rôtis et suis immédiatement plongé dans un rêve où je cuisine ces fameux grains sur un poêle à bois dans une vieille grange de campagne. Le bois - ce bois suintant le bourbon américain d’où émanent des arômes de vanille et de tabac.Inutile de tenter de résister plus longuement... La force d’attraction de ce trou noir est trop grande. Le liquide frémit au bord de mes lèvres brûlantes. Ce dernier n’est pas encore dans ma bouche que je le goûte déjà. Les arômes d’un riche café méditerranéen m’envahissent avec une puissante douceur auxquelles je suis immédiatement soumis. Une main de fer dans un gant de velours. La chaleur, le corps, la finesse et l’autorité de cette bière forment un quatuor orchestral des plus homogènes. Rien n’est manquant et rien n’est trop présent. L’équilibre est absolu et d’une longueur en bouche quasi éternelle, laissant sur mon palais admiratif, le souvenir d’une Grande Histoire d’Amour...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Version 2011 en fût à L’Autre Oeil. Robe noire et parfaitement opaque. Absence d’effervescence et mousse crémeuse beige et dûrable. Arôme malté/houblonné riche, puissant et complexe. On décèle des notes de Bourbon, de bois et de café. Son goût complexe et divin est assorti de nuances de Bourbon, de vanille, de chêne et de café. Longue finale amère/liquoreuse et réconfortante. Paradisiaque!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (504) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from IGA. Thanks Jo. Aroma: great balance between bourbon, coffee and chocolate. App: pitch black with small brown head and some lacing. Taste and palate: full creamy body, medium sweetness, light bitter, roasted and alcohol finish. Overall: as expected that beer is just awesome. The bourbon really ads some new flavors to this beer. Even though I preferred the non bourbon barrel version, this is still pretty good. Wish I had another one


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 28


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50