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


on tap

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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Péché Mortel aged in American bourbon oak barrels.

jrallen34's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2015 bottle... pitch black body, dark tan head, about a finger of head pops up but fades quickly... the aroma has tons of strong and fresh coffee, a bit vegetal for me but that’s a small complaint, roasted bitter coffee, a bit of bourbon on the finish... tastes fantastic and I love having a new barrel aged that was bottled once it was ready, this needs no time at all, super balanced, creamy coffee notes with accents bourbon on the finish, a bit barrel, spirit, vanilla, coffee... outstanding and worth trying

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Temporin33 (1) - BRAZIL - OCT 20, 2015 does not count
Aroma e aparência espetaculares. Gosto forte de café da melhor qualidade. Espuma densa e estável. Não deixa nada a desejar em nenhum aspecto à cervejas do mesmo estilo e com preços muito mais altos. Dieu du Ciel se tornou uma das minhas cervejarias favoritas graças a essa cerveja.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to Pat. Nose is huge in vanilla and bourbon. Lots of marshmallow and some light graham cracker. Maybe s’mores. Pitch black no head. Taste is similar but with a touch more roast and coffee. Moderate woody tannins lend an astringency as well. More chocolate than aroma too. Slight alcohol warming. Pretty dang tasty but could tone down the abv better. My ears are warming up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
A pretty great imperial stout. Hugely chocolately with some nice hints of licorice and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1380) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (539) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (476) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Franckg (653) - Trois-Rivières, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (2298) - 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!

   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!

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