Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by Pinknuggets:
4.23/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle to hfs sniffer
A: it is very dark brown the color of black coffee. It is completely opaque and no light passes through. There is a small mocha colored head that fades quickly and leaves an avg size lacing around the top of the glass.
S:you can definitely smell the coffee a this almost smells like a fresh vup with lots of roasted coffee aroma. There are also some hop aromas and smells that make this smell like a beer As well so there is some balance. Good but not great I expected more perhaps I got a lesser bottle.
T: it's got a straight coffee flavor upfront it has a ceaminess/chocolatiness to it too. The roasted nature of the coffee adds to the dark malts that come out with some sweetness after the upfront coffee flavor. The finish definitely has the coffee bitterness in the finish but it is not overpowering there is good balance
M: it a has a very smooth and creamy texture too it like a coffee milkshake almost because it is also very thick and heavy. All that beig said it is not overwhelming and very drinkable as the abv is completely hidden
O:this is a really high quality beer the taste could have more coffee to it but is balanced. The aroma needs more power but the feel is supburb. I was not blown away by this beer as I kinda expected but it is really good so I highly recommend it
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2013 00:13:39 | More by Pinknuggets
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Re-review with a fresh bottle since I feel the last review was an old bottle and the brew suffered as a result. This bottle just hit the stores and has the 6 and the 9 checked off.
A: Black pour with a tall, frothy medium brown head. Head fades very slowly with great head retention. Heavy thick fluffy lacing everywhere.
S: Can smell the coffee from across the room immediately. Big, sharp, acrid coffee bean aroma. A little creamy chocolate sweetens it up decently.
T: What do you know, more coffee bean. Big bitter coffee flavors up front. This is definitely fresh. Lots of creamy chocolate joins the coffee shortly, sweetening it up and lending a really nice mocha flavor. Sweetness runs out in the finish, leaving a semisweet chocolate and bitter coffee flavor lingering forever in the aftertaste. Get almost a little hoppy bitterness lingering in the aftertaste too, sort of a resinous piney flavor but just a little bit.
M: Medium-heavy, smooth and creamy.
O: A really nice coffee stout. Huge and tasty coffee flavors abound. Not TOO bitter due to the inclusion of a nice sweet chocolate. Ends up balanced decently but there is still plenty of bitterness to go around at the same time. Helps keep it from being cloying I think. Very tasty. Half a notch down from FBS, IMO. Must drink this one fresh for sure. Don't age it, trust me.
Unsure of age but fairly aged. Looks like the 2 and the 0 are ticked off on the side of the label. Unsure what that means, Feb 2010? It would be about right I guess.
A: Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Head is very dense and refuses to go anywhere. Frothy too, like a chocolate milkshake. Great retention. Moderate splotchy lacing. (4.25)
S: Roasted coffee bean and umami. Hints of chocolate. (3.75)
T: Roasted coffee bean up front, rich but mellow. Not sharp like you'd usually expect. Chocolate in the middle. Some telltale oxidation on the back end with some dusty cardboard mixing with the chocolate and leaving a dry finish. Not overpowering but definitely has surpassed its prime. A touch of bitter coffee floats between sips. (4.00)
M: Medium-heavy, smooth. (4.00)
O: Not a bad coffee stout but I noticed it has a twist-off cap. Combined with a few years of age and I think oxidation has detracted quite a bit. It's tasty and smooth but clearly not as good as it could be. I will have to check in and see if I have some newer bottles to compare with. (4.00)
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 06:40:42 | More by Dope
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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