mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
draught. the pour is a lush pitch black with a long-lasting, thick, creamy, mocha head. well I have to say that the aroma isn’t entirely complex but it does have it’s moments - creamy roast malt with faint espresso and chocolate. but upon first sip it really opens up! wow, that is some effin’ body - it couldn’t possibly be smoother. the vanilla is so rich and flavourful...I can’t remember ever having a stout brewed with vanilla and it certainly wasn’t as smooth and balanced as this. in the background you have soft milk chocolate blending beautifully. the finish has a delicate chocolate bitterness with a faint roastiness. at this point I had been drinking for eight minutes and there was still a significantly sized head. the great thing about this, like others have mentioned, is that it’s only 5% so you could easily down a few of these. truly an awesome beer. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse épaisse poussée à l’azote. Arômes très forts de vanille. Saveurs de malt, de vanille, de café et de chocolat. Houblon de soutien. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
tap at the brewpub, 8/9 with goldorak, smells of sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, and lots of roast. the pour was jet black with a creamy nitrous head. i was expecting more pronounced cream and cocoa flavors. dont get me wrong, they were there, but they were a bit muted behind just the plain roasted malt flavor. body was also a little thin, especially considering this was on nitro. it didnt coat the inside of my mouth the way some other stouts do, but it did leave a very sweet chocolate taste behind. i enjoyed this beer alot, enough to have another glas before i left, but imo, it doesnt come close to Peche Mortel, and i actually like the Grande Noirceur more in terms of body and mouthfeel. rederic (3341) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2005
Hazy dark brown color, with a tan-colored creamy head, with cacao, chocolate, vanilla nose, roasted malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with rich chocolate ice cream flavor, sweet chocolate pralines, hint of vanilla, cacao powder, roasted coffee beans, leading to roasted bitter finish. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel and raisins with some mild choloclatey notes. Tastes of raisins, coffee, chocolate, rasberries and allspice with a sweet warming finish.
asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
This beer is black with a white, Guinnessy head that comes from nitrogen--looks very nice. Aroma is creamy cream with some vanilla, leading into dark malt notes: chocolate and bubblegum (yeah, I sometimes get that out of dark malts). Flavour is very impressive (more so than the aroma): Begins with vanilla with some nutmeg and bourbon notes leading into chocolate and finally some malt bitterness. Dry and clean with little indication that hops were included in this beer. Light body and clean; delicate. Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
This tap version clocked in at 6.0% ABV.BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2005
Not a single ray of light would pass through the blackness of this Beer, adorned with a dense cream that clung dearly on the sides of my pint.
Cocoa powder aroma, like the kind they sprinkle on a mochachino, vanilla wasn’t as strong as the last time I’ve had it, but that’s a good thing because too much vanilla can be quite cloying. Boozy vapors offer a faint piquant but it was barely distinguishable.
The short version of the flavor description would be to say that this brew tastes like a chocolate crème brulée. Dark chocolate, and I’d be surprised if he didn’t use real vanilla bean, if so he used a really high quality extract. Almost no bitterness at all, it was so silken it felt like cream. The only thing wrong I could find was that it the aftertaste was a bit chalky towards the end, it sort of creeped up along with the alcohol effluvia.
Many thanks to my buddy Claude Turcotte for bringing this one back from his mother land....and I only had to hint one time. Pours a very deep dark opaque black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is big chocolate, vanilla and marshmellow sweet...wow. I figured I’d like it, but wow. The taste is delicious vanilla, cocoa, and a restrained bitterness. Finishes with a vanilla flavour so smooth and bittersweet that I was sad to reach the end. Surprisingly awesome. I’ve got to maintain my Canadian connection! ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2005
On draught 2/25/05 at the Moan and Dove, Péché Mortel release party. Served in a tumbler between 47-52 degrees.DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Having heard some things about this batch that made me less than excited to try this, I was blown away when I took my first sip. I did one of those things where you immediately exclaim "Holy Shit this is good!" and proceed to drink the rest of your glass too fast, greedily drinking the wonderful liquid. So I took it a little more slowly on the second sample.
Aroma smells of sticky, sweet milk chocolate, chewy toffee and even some marshmallows (kind of like a S’more), must be the interplay of vanilla, malt and chocolate. Light notes of roast grace the nose as well. As good as the aroma is, the flavor is what elicited the above reaction out of me. Sticky, chewy chocolate, sweet malt, light roast for balance and lovely liquified vanilla iced-cream flavors cover the palate. FULL body, but not syrupy, fatiguing or cloying. I was in sheer disbelief when told this was only five percent alcohol. Not that I tasted any alcohol in it, but it is just hard to believe that a beer of this thickness and full flavor has such a moderate alcohol content. Brownish-black body with a creamy, light-tan head. A real show-stopper. Writing this review makes me yearn for another taste. . . . .
Tap. Moan and Dove Peche Mortel unveiling. To be quite honest, this beer stole the show. This beer showed up the Peche Mortel, which is not an easy feat. Gorgeous sweet sugary vanilla aroma with hints of chocolate. This thing smells amazing. Yummy. Pitch black with a long-standing light tan head. The head is much more durable than the Peche Mortel. Sweet, chocolatey, vanilla notes. Roasts are present as well. Flavor of a roasted chocolate milk with a twist of vanilla. No alcohol detected. This is extremely satisfying and perhaps the best beer I have ever experienced. Great mouthfeel, silky, and amazingly drinkable. I have trouble finding fault with this beer.