Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.8/5 rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Aroma- Earthy, deep carab, chocolate, a hint of acridity gives it an edge, deep and layered, but tight and not jumping out of the glass
Appearance- Thin, dark espresso head leaves no lace.
Taste- Coffee flavor is there, in tandem with a strong dark chocolate character. There is some residual sweetness to this beer, but it is a low base flavor. Doesn't come close to being a milk stout. A little molasses or sourghum flavor begins to hang on the palate in the aftertaste with continued sipping.
Mouthfeel- Very long finish is the only place where alcohol is detectable along with an astringency from the dark malts and maybe coffee. Sounds unpleasant, but kind of dries off the palate for the next sip. I would call this a full bodied beer with a silky mouth feel.
Overall- This is very well-made beer. It is a unique Imperial Stout with a very focused emphasis on a couple of flavors. It is an intense sipping beer that may not be for everyone and would probably be best paired with some kind of dessert or even, dare I say it, tobacco. If you are the kind of person who spends 8 bucks on designer chocolate at the healthfood store, you'll probably love this.
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2010 07:17:56 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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