Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.53/5 rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It's a mortal sin I haven't tried this sooner, but it's here now. The infamous peche mortel comes in a regular 341ml bottle sporting beautiful art of eve and satan the snake on the label.
The sinful infusion pours an opaque ebony with a coffee-coloured head that settled to a thin covering quickly. It says "drink me!"
Aroma--wait! Did they steal the aroma from Yukon Brewing's Midnight Sun Espresso Stout??? (http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/4701/17085)
Honestly, this is an almost identical aroma profile, from the very first whiff. Which means it's a great smelling beer, but midnight sun doesn't get half the hype this beer does, and so far: Midnight Sun is a better looking, similar smelling brew.
The flavour profile confirms what is actually quite shocking to me. Midnight Sun, brewed by Canada's farthest north brewery, has this Peche Mortel bested. This still means this beer is great--just not what I expected. Obvious huge hits of espresso here; coffee flavours dominating. Some chocolate raisins, dusty prunes, with a huge dry finish. The finish also has some sweeter characteristics and faint phenols.
I expected more body from this, but it's actually quite light. They've masked the 9.5 abv nicely, as the beer is dangerously quaffable. This definitely did not fulfill the hype, for me personally. And I simply can't believe that, what with all the hype, Yukon Brewing in Whitehorse is doing this BETTER, and is painfully under-appreciated.
(*I didn't mean to review this beer constantly referring to another beer, but truthfully this beer was EXTREMELY similar to Midnight Sun. Which means they are both great beers. But one is criminally underrated. Maybe it's because of the alcohol content...)
Serving type: bottle
11-11-2009 04:24:11 | More by Cwrw
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