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


on tap

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Péché Mortel aged in American bourbon oak barrels.

mathieuc's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mathieuc (1839) - 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)

   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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (170) - 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...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eructoblaster (3253) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (354) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jannick13 (135) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap. tried during a comparative tasting of the 2007, 2011 and 2013 versions. 2011 version: Amazing aroma right off the bat. Coffe, vanilla, caramel, tofee, black cherries. Taste is similar and extremely smooth bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from 2013. Pour is close to black with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of deep oak, black coffee, dark chocolate, and booze. Finish is medium bitterness, vanilla beans, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (811) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
2013 341ml bottle. Pours black with a ring of tan bubbles for a head. Aroma is strong with dark chocolate, bourbon barrel, coffee, and that nuttiness. Taste is bitter. Smooth bourbon and oak, dark chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, and a touch of espresso at the end. Full body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a big body and dry finish. Overall very nice. I’m sure the age has smoothed out the rough edges but this could probably age further.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (1588) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Wow. Pours black with some brown on edges when help up to light. Limited initial tan head and minimal lacing. Nose is leather, bourbon, espresso. Flavours are dark fruit, bitter chocolate, espresso, bourbon. Taste is med/heavy sweet med bitter. Full oily body smooth with med carbonation and a lasting bitterness. Incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Thanks Mikey! Holy schnikeies batman! this is one crazy fabulous beer. The only thing I would add to other glorious reviews is the pungent woody earthy cork overtones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
devman171 (1163) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
13 bottle, pours black with low tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, chocolate and bourbon. Taste is thick rich bourbon and roasted coffee, dry roast finish, well done

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