Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.25/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Deep black with a dark mocha colored head that slowly falls, leaving a wall of thin lace all the way down. Retains well with a solid 1/6th inch of foam over the top.
S: Woah. Absolutely fantastic. It's got loads of coffee, yes, but there is still a lot here that screams "top notch stout." Dark chocolate, some currant, and a hint of licorice sweetness all contribute wonderfully. A great aroma.
T&M: Gobs of coffee--it really tastes like very dark iced coffee. Dark and roasted black malt and hints of dark chocolate add some complexity, but the finish is a tad bit harsh for my liking. Body is full and rich, a smooth feel with a zesty, fine-bubbled carbonation from the bottle conditioning.
D: Rather drinkable for such a big stout. Nice coffee flavor, but it doesn't taste like coffee with a shot of beer added, which to me preserves its integrity as a beer. I think I may have let it warm a tad too much, because at close to room temperature it got a bit harsher. Keep this one in the 50-55 degree range and you're golden. Once it approaches 60-65, things get a bit harsh.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2009 04:14:08 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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