mathieuc (3131) - Québec, Quebec, - DEC 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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)
Clownoisseur (415) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage, thanks to Armin! Pours a dark brown, near black. Thin brown head with light lacing. Oily on the glass. Aromas of bold coffee. For a 2010 vintage this coffee smelled fresh. Very little hint if oxidation. Light oak, vanilla and just a hint if bourbon. Taste has a nice dark roast, medium heavy body. Great mouthfeel. Slick, oily but balanced with flashes of dry coffee. Light sweetness, light bitter. Incredible balance. Really blown away by the delicate barrel integration. Extremely impressed by this beer.
vhanniet (5) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 10, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Très Bourbon mais finalement se boit bien et tient la distance. Bière atypique quand même.
Bawelt (458) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez : explosion bourbon. Hallucinant. Très fort. Fond légèrement café mais tellement faible derrière le bourbon.
Bouche : attaque torréfiée et tout de suite explosion bourbon, beaucoup de vanille, de biscuit, fond noix de coco, retour du torréfié et finale très bourbon.
Ce bourbon n’est vraiment pas éc?urant, quasiment noble, vieilli.
Cette bière a une superbe complémentarité entre la torréfaction et le vieillissement bourbon. Elle a également un corps assez extrême : énorme présence. Le côté éthylique est faussement perceptible vu la puissance du bourbon : en fait l’alcool est tout à fait modéré.
Excellente, mais je préfère la version cognac et brandy.
WillRunForBeer (2114) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rate 2001. 12oz bottle from trade with Luc. Thanks! 2013 edition. So, it’s a bit old at this point. Pours dark brown with a beige ring. Aroma is green pepper up front. Dammit! Dark chocolate, overextracted coffee. Flavor is dark chocolate, mild pepper, overextracted coffee. This is still pretty smooth and pretty good, but the coffee in it has turned. If you get your hands on this, drink it fresh.
Chalumeaux (936) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer black pour nice lacing with a tan head. Aromas of peppers hit first followed by dark fruit bourbon and vanilla. Taste is smooth nice mouth feel usual notes of fruit vanilla bourbon and lingering pepper.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. Pours black with little head. The aroma is a wonderful blend of bourbon, roasted grain and soy sauce. The taste is simply stunning, a really nice balance of roasted grains, medium body malt, vanilla and bourbon. Really good.
hackobock (3213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
July 20, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2013. Courtesy of tom10101, thanks!
Black with a small dense brown head. Aroma is lots of smooth and creamy roasted coffee, some sweet toffee, vanilla, bourbon, wood and licorcie notes as well. Taste is sweet toffee, vanilla, lots of roasted coffee with a smooth bitterness and a creamy feel to it, notes of dark chocolate in the finish as well as some bourbon notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Great, very well barrel aging with a subtle barrel character. The coffee held up great, no paprika.
fiulijn (18407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Steel Toad, Vancouver
Black color, beige creamy head. huge Bourbon aroma and flavor, the bourbon adds some booziness, but it also mellows out the roastiness, so this one is my favorite version this year at Peché Days.
markextrae (3335) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
draft sample, deep dark black colour with a small mocha lacing. nose is still filled with a good amount of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate fudge, oak, sweet vanilla, sticky bourbon. dark caramel, dried fruits, earthy plums, chocolate chip cookies, with a good amount of bourbon in the aftertaste. what a difference compared to the base beer. amazing
guil0000 (355) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black color with a small beige head. Nose of coffee caramel and bourbon a bit of fruit as well. Full body. Medium sweetness, good bourbon finish. Good creamy mouthfeel. A bit of tartness. Excellent!!!