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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 (1281) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (289) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle - pour dark brown with tan head. A slight bourbon aroma with coffee and chocolate notes. More coffee and chocolate in the taste. The feel is creamy and smooth. In the end, I think the bourbon muted what is so good about the non BA version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (409) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
(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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gendv138 (1329) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (171) - - AUG 18, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (73) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3830) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
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!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (550) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
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.


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