Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by Rbald42:
4.83/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Finally got around to cracking one of these open, and boy am I glad I did.
A- Pours a rock solid dark black with a lasting, beautiful 2-finger tan head.Thick, but not that motor oil thickness seen w/ other stouts. Leaves behind moderate sugary lacing.
S- First smell that hits is a wonderful roasted bean coffee, followed by hints of chocolate and sweet caramel. One of the best smelling beers I have ever encountered.
T- Picks up where the smell left off. An overwhelming rush of flavor to your palate. Thick dark espresso with roasted malts, followed by a subtle, crisp bitterness on the tip of your tounge. The flavor literally sits in your mouth and at the back of your throat long after even a single drink. Alcohol is very present but not too dominant to cause a distraction.
M- Warm, creamy molasses feel that continues to warm, leaving me extremely happy. This beer coates the inside of your mouth and keeps doing the same all the way down. Carbonation is spot on, allowing you to focus on the flavor.
D- This is not a beer for the faint of heart. Sit down and enjoy this one with a friend and relax. I could definitely drink another, but 2 would be my stopping point.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2009 22:24:49 | More by Rbald42
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4.56/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
11.5oz bottle poured into a snifter. 6 and 1 notched on the label of this twist off bottle.
A: Pours a very dark brown appearing pitch black in the glass. A mild khaki tan head sits on top, dissipating in a couple minutes.
S: Initially there is a nice dose of coffee that blends very well with a roasted malt quality. Dark fruit qualities come out more as it warms along with a touch of smokiness.
T: A beer with flavor that builds on you. At first I get a slightly bitter coffee, then a blend of dark fruit comes through. The aftertaste lingers with a great roastiness for a solid 2 minutes after each sip.
M: Very smooth beer. Creamy mouthfeel that slides like velvet over your tongue. Doesn't even seem like an alcoholic beverage. Remarkable.
Overall I am stunned with the complexity yet harmony of this beer. Coffee is just enough to add without overwhelming, hops compliment the coffee and the roastiness just works period.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 00:21:29 | More by CloudStrife
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,234 ratings.