j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Blind Tiger for their Dieu du Ciel event. Pours a dark black, thick and viscous, with a small dark tan head. Big and sweet, sweet bourbon and vanilla on the nose, a touch of wood. Sweet bourbon right away, chocolate and very subtle coffee, more sweet bourbon and wood. Sweet finish with a bit of bourbon spiciness. Lingering caramel and wood. Very nice.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at DDC 13th aniv party.
Aroma strong bourbon aroma, hints of brown sugars, some alcohol , caramel, dryness at finish.7+
Appearance dark amber, hazed garnet light. Medium rocky top, fizzy middle. Good lace. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Medium plus bodied ale. Chocolate, bourbon treatment afloat with thick sugars and thinning alcohol. Fairly low carbonation. Finishing with chocolate once more.
jtclockwork (6235) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Bottle thanks immensely to Dany for my 33rd birthday tasting. Pours black with tan brown head. Nose/taste of freshly made coffee, fudge brownie, roasted chocolate malt, vanilla and oak with some mixed nuts Medium body. Smooth.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Mondiale 2009 - day 2 - actually that evening, at Brouhaha. Rating #3800 ... they seem to be coming slower and slower these days: I just want to DRINK beer, it seems. My notes were somewhat sparse on this one, and they concentrated on the mouthfeel, which was magnificent: The aroma and taste were classic Peche M (deep roast, espresso, herbal bitterness, lactic tartness, alcohol, anise yadda yadda yadda) overlaid powerfully but not overwhelmingly with astringent dry vanilla/oak bourbon - it impartly a slipperly astringent slickness to an already memorable palate - I remember it sliding down wickedly easy, but it was a sipper for sure; I took my time, and not just because I was approaching burn-out after two days of festival drinking, a huge plate of poutine, and a annoying long walk/cab ride to find Brouhaha. Suffice it to say this beer WAS all that and a bag of chips, and I’m very happy to have enjoyed it. While I still wish they would stop bourbon-barrel aging all these stouts, this was one of the better ones.
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In short: Our beloved roasted Péché Mortel with a moderate barrel character adding some complexity
How: Tap at Brouhaha, Montreal
The look: Black body topped by a small long-lasting tan head
In long: We’ve all know the regular Péché Mortel so I’m just gonna describe how this one differs from the original. A little less roasted, roasted coffee beans almost as present, the powdery cacao/chocolate of the regular are more regular black chocolate in the barrel age, some woody notes not present in the original, subtle vanilla touch added, is a little more round and a little less roasted, a little more boozy than the original. Overall the differences between the regular Péché Mortel and this Bourbon Barrel aged are not flagrant. This is not like the Speedway Stout and the very different over-barrel-aged disappointing BA Speedway. With the Péché Mortel the barrel presence is moderate and the most of the original beer character remain in the Barrel Aged version. The regular remains more drinkable because of its dryer, more roasted and less boozy character. However what this Bourbon Barrel Age loses in drinkability it gains in complexity and this what makes it imho a slightly superior beer over the original. The regular Péché Mortel remains one of the favourite Imperial Stout, probably in my top-10. But this Bourbon Barrel Péché Mortel is now my #3 Imperial Stout behind the Expedition and the Darkness. I’ve had many glasses (too many) of this fantastic beer at Brouhaha anniversary party. You may hear a story from that night of me dancing on a table on a Abba wearing only my socks and with my Tommy Hilfiger underwear on my head. This story is false. They were Calvin Klein.
Benzai (5769) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle [huge thanks to Boltz7555] shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque pitch black color with a medium sized dark beige to light brown head that’s a bit creamy and lasts for a decent while. Aroma of malts, dark malts, lightly roasty, chocolate, alcohol and bourbon. Taste malts, roastyness, oh the bourbon, lightly alcohol, oh the bourbon, rich dark chocolate and oh the bourbon and a lovely bitterness. So rich and smooth. Oily yet velvety texture, full body, perfect carbonation. No wonder this beer has a way over 4 average. Absolutely love this!
drowland (5694) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5/30/13. 12oz bottle with big thanks to BlackIPA, MY FUCKEN BRO, WHAT A BOSS! Black pour with a nice tan head. Light bourbon/BA on the aroma with chocolate, coffee, char/ash, and light fruitiness. The flavor follows with chocolate, that ashy/char aspect I often get in foreign stouts, light fruitiness and acidity, topped with light BA aspects. Tasty!
crossovert (5644) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exactly as I woudl expect, a good stout with an added bourbon kick, coffee faded a bit.
blankboy (5617) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Brouhaha, Montréal, QC. Pours black with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, light vanilla and wood, lots of coffee and some bitter chocolate. Flavour: The amount of bourbon is pretty much just right, not overdone like some barrel-aged beers, along with lots of coffee, roasted malt, some alcohol and coffee. Medium to full bodied. Fantastic stuff, definitely not a beer you chug, you sip this slowly for quite a while and savour it.
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Cloudy black with lace. Noce of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Dry coffee flavors, bourbon, intense coffee, actually, chocolate, tart fruits. Soft, lovely body. Elegant and dry. Great.