Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.6/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
As imperial stouts become more commonplace (yet still kicking major butt), I've toned down my body description from "black as night," "used motor oil," and "onyx-like," to simply, "damn, this thing is black!"
And indeed it is. No light gets through this puppy; even along the edges. Is there any other liquid that we imbibe that's as black as a Russian Imperial Stout? Maybe espresso, I suppose. Hmmmm, I'll think about that for a while.
In any event, this thing is black! With a tan, creamy head that settles down into a polka-dot pattern on the top of the brew.
Smell is a deep chocolate/liquirace/coffee scent that an entrepreneurial air freshiner lad should bottle up and sell.
Taste is very nice. A tthree-phased attack on the tongue. First is the malty sweetness with hints of chocolate. Second comes the dryness of the coffee, and last comes the warmth of the alcohol. This is nicely done and all three parts of the taste flow together nicely.
Mouthfeel is rather heavy in body, but the tiny effervescent bubbles lighten things up on the tongue.
Drinkability is great; pretty much all you'd want out of a 10% RIS. I'm impressed.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2009 01:22:41 | More by DaveFL1976
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