Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by adkirkish:
4.93/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A: Poured pitch black with a thin and creamy mocha head. Head maintained around the ring of the glass, but no lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate and chocolate malt upfront w/ coffee overnotes. Light roasted malt rounding out in the background. Light alcohol warmth coming off of the nose as well. No hop aromatics / esthers.
F: Sweet / Bitter chocolate malt upfront, followed by an intense roasted malt and coffee flavor that carries through to the finish. No hop flavor. The balance is dominant coffee 80/20 to the chocolate malt.
M: Heavy bodied and medium heavy mouthfeel on the verge of viscous. Light creaminess. Light alcohol warmth.
O: Finely crafted and a great recipe. Highly enjoyed upon the recommendations of so many that I know. My only beef is with the mouthfeel and head development and retention. Had to pour aggressively to get the head to form up and wasn't very apparent. With a heavier dose of head and creamier mouthfeel, this would be perfect IMO. Otherwise outstanding in every other category.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2010 01:52:26 | More by adkirkish
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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 3,237 ratings.