Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by busterthecat:
4.1/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 12oz bottle for ~$5 to my surprise. Glad to try another on the top 100 list. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A- Pours a thick dark brown from bottle. A thick mocha head forms and fades to leave a light layer of foam and a ring along the edge. Sits very dark in glass, almost black.
S- Lots of a thick dark chocolate cake aroma, some roasted and burnt dark malt. Some creamy coffee and caramel smell. The chocolate cake aroma is really nice.
T- Chocolate, mellow coffee grounds, some soft oaky notes, light warming alcohol & roasty dark malt. The flavors blend together really well. In balance.
M- Full bodied and flavor forward. Warms on throat a little. Very smooth and mellow. Flavors are medium strength and hold on palate well before slowly fading. Wet through sip. Could be a tad bigger, but nice to have a lighter bodied IS.
O- A very good IS. Quite easy to drink and enjoyable to sip on. Not overly heavy or overpowering. Would like to try on tap if ever available. Sum is better then the parts on this one. Very well done in all aspects.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2011 02:51:54 | More by busterthecat
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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 3,244 ratings.