Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by bonbini26:
4.93/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12 ozBottle @ the Blind Tiger....$11..ouch
Appearance: This brew is a deeply opaque black colour with a huge tan head that lasts until the bottom of the glass.
Smell: The aroma of this brew screams Espresso. caramel, and roasted malt notes hidden beneath the mound of espresso beans.
Taste: This brew tastes like a dream. First the fresh espresso notes hit hard, followed by a nice dark chocolate flavor. Than the roasted malts and the subdued but caramel-like sweetness come into play in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth as silk and as creamy as a milkshake.
Drinkability: How can a 9%abv espresso assault be this easy to drink. This is easily the easiest drinking coffee beer that I have ever consumed. In fact this is one of the easiest drinking strong stouts that I have ever had as well.
Why we cant get this more easily in the states is a crime
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2008 13:52:16 | More by bonbini26
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4.46/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle undated but kept in cellar since 2008 (Live review July 15, 2014). Pours into Stone IRS tulip. Dark ruby body pushing on black. Finger of creamy khaki head which falls after about 2-3 minutes. Sticky thick strings of lacing surround the glass as the head drops to a thin crown.
There was a little surface rust beginning to develop on the cap which made me incredibly nervous, but there is thankfully no sign of oxidation in the nose. Coffee is definitely the dominant aroma. Freshly ground French, even Italian roasted coffee beans with hints of primarily dark, but also milk chocolate. Roasted malts, nutty, and a touch of raisiny esters.
The coffee is a bit more mellow in the flavor compared to the nose, but it is still dominant. Overall, this reminds me of chocolate-covered espresso beans; dark, bitter chocolate takes hold just as much as the coffee. Sweet lactose sugar and anise. No sign of the 9.5% ABV. Very roasty. Dry toasted and bitter chocolate finish.
Full-bodied, but not as thick as could be expected. Moderate carbonation and very chewy. Slight warmth from the alcohol.
Overall, this beer is wonderful. Even with this six year old bottle, the coffee smells like it was just ground this morning. This is an amazing beer fresh and after over half a decade. Unless you absolutely cannot stand coffee, this is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 19:06:28 | More by Phocion
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,571 ratings.