Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.45/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a pub glass at Kawa espresso bar here in Calgary. Basically pitch black, opaque with no trace of light refraction or other sources of color other than the light brown sponge-toffee like head. Aroma is surprisingly vinous and fruity, with some caramel, dates and red wine along with the more-expected burnt coffee and singed grain elements. This beer is extremely well-regarded and I now understand the hype. There is none of the overpoweringly burnt flavor reminiscient of a dry ashtray that one can get with less well-crafted coffee stouts. The coffee flavor is bold and rich but balanced by caramel, milk chocolate, pecan, almond nougat, and red wine notes, and the coffee itself comes across like a smooth cappucino as opposed to gnarly, abrasive instant crystals. Features a moderately syrupy body, a silky smooth mouthfeel adds to the cappucino effect, and the carbonation is decidedly low-key. Finishes dry and spicy, with a little faint ash that does not detract and some black pepper. The fruity sweetness continues to linger for some time as well. The coffee features prominently but is checked just enough by fruit, nut, and caramel notes to avoid any nastiness. Wonderful beer and the best coffee stout I've yet to sample.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2014 20:30:28 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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