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


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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 (985) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to tom10101. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of bourbon, rich roast, cacao and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Major fudge and vanilla coming out and lingering in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (652) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Pour is nearly black, with a small deliciously looking tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, bourbon, bitter chocolate, weak cacao. Some green notes in this on as well. The barrel treatment takes this to another level. The taste is pretty coffee bitter, with quite some malty sweetness. Semi-full bodied, with a semi-flat carbonation. Pretty darn delicious for sure.. Thanks a big bunch to Mr. Boggychillin for sending this my way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (1169) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Alex! The pour is... BLACK. Oily looking, dirty-tan head sits on top, but not for too long. Aroma full of creamy coffee beans, both sweet & roasty with a mild, almost fruit-like (cherry-ish) sweetness that I tend to get from Kopi coffee beans (a la BA Kopi Speedway). In other words, a lovely aroma with lovely coffee. Very smooth bourbon character lending some warmth, backed with moderate oak & vanillin from the barrel. Bourbon is quite tame on the palate... Lots of oily coffee, a little ashy bitterness leading into a bigger, creamy sweetness. Roasted malts, chocolate, wood, & very timid booziness. Aftertaste leaves the mouth coated with coffee beans & roast. Quite smooth, creamy mouth feel. Simply a great coffee beer that I slightly prefer to the regular version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarnotingPete (740) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Bière couleur d’ébène, opaque et coiffée d’une fine écume tenant peu au verre. Au nez, nous avons beaucoup de café et un filet d’alcool bien boisé. Elle est très amère, très peu sucrée avec une légère pointe acide. Elle est veloutée, de corps extrême, peu effervescente et se termine sur une longue amertume et d’incroyables arômes envoûtants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (699) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
2013 Bottle from Slovaksniper, thanks Pat. I’ve been wanting to try this for a while. Pours a midnight black, half finger of khaki head, not much lace. Nose is chalky milk chocolate and coffee. Tastes surprisingly thin, chalky milk chocolate again, coffee, lightly bitter, a little bourbon and heat (but not a lot, it’s more on the back end). Great stuff, looking to line up more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Flavor is a bit of a disappointment. Light barrel, hints of chocolate, light old coffee bean. Moldy oak and again with the pepper notes. Burnt sugar and weak hints of bourbon.

I love the base stout here, one of my favorites so I am confused on how the BBA version isn’t nearly as good. The flavor isn’t compare able to any other Bourbon stout I have sample. A large disappointment but I would drink the standard everyday of the week.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
cargo150 (420) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Premièrement je ne sais pas quoi dire de cette bière... Je vais etre honnete, peut-etre que je ne suis pas rendu a ce niveau, peut-etre que la bouteille n’était plus bonne ce qui me surprendrais, peut-etre qu’elle est vraiment ce que je pense ou bien peut-etre que tout simplement cela ne va jamais etre mon style... Bref une bière d’un noir assez profond avec tout de meme quelques reflet brun sur peu de mousse beige. Un nez de café non-frais et d’alcool. En bouche c’est une explosion de saveurs complexes mais on dirait non-fraiche... Beaucoup de café qui ne semble pas frais contrairement a la péché mortel original mélangé au bourbon, au bois et a la chaleur de l’alcool. On dirait un café froid avec trop de chemineaud.... Il me reste 3 bouteilles je vous en reparle si je change d’idée sur cette bière... Malgré tout je ne peux pas dire que cette bière est imbuvable... Beaucoup de complexité et de travail mais mon appréciation n’est pas la...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maximet (16) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle to tulip glass.
App.: Pitch black, tiny head.
Aroma: Black chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, hint of vanilla on the side. Alcohol appears as it get warmer. Bourbon rounds thing in a fabulous way.
Taste: Great bitterness, kind of chocolate one.
Palate: Not a big body, nearly no carbonation but a thick, bitter palate. Finish is long, chocolate and coffee last forever..
Really great brew, well balanced and it’s a shame I didn’t buy more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (194) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Café et bourbon? Ce n’est pas aussi farfelu que ça en a l’air! Un nez de café fraîchement moulu explose tout d’abord au nez, suivi d’effluves d’alcool fort. Ces arômes émanent d’une bière noire comme la plus sombre des nuits dégageant un collet brun moyen qui part vite, mais qui laisse une fine dentelle. L’amertume du café et la chaleur enivrante du bourbon s’amalgament à merveille. Elle a beaucoup de corps, mais est juste un petit peu trop intense à mon goût.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle. It pours black with a nice tan head. The aroma is pretty hot with some alcohol phenols up front but nice rich fudge and coffee underneath. I’m not picking up much bourbon unless the hot alcohol counts. The flavor has stronger notes of bourbon with some vanilla tempering the strong coffee and fudge. It still tastes pretty hot to me though. The body is a bit thinner than I would expect and very alcoholic. It has a chocolaty, bourbon finish. Pretty nice, but I’m becoming more and more convinced that bourbon AND coffee in an imperial stout is a bit too much. Also the heat was a little off putting. Still a tasty, satisfying beer.

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