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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,571 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,571
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 509
Gots: 537 | FT: 59
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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cratez

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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So this is Canada's top-rated beer, eh? Let's give it a try. Poured out of a 341ml bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: pitch black body with a thin layer of cinnamon brown film. Silky lacing briefly permeates the glass with each sip. Appetizing.

Smell: chocolate and roasted malts, barley, and coffee beans. Notes of black licorice and alcohol. Very toasty and malty. Lots of chocolate. Nice floral hop aromas. Slightly sweet.

Taste: chewy black coffee beans, roasted malt, and almonds. Espresso, licorice, and vanilla. Dry bitter hops round out the aftertaste with warming alcohol. The taste intensifies and becomes more diverse as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, and full-bodied with tingly carbonation. A rich and velvety mouthfeel (almost leathery). Very dry in the finish. Soothing.

Drinkability: I had high expectations and this did not disappoint. An excellent imperial stout. The alcohol is subtle and, thankfully, there's no caffeine kick. A chewy, complex, and satisfying brew. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 19:06:27 | More by cratez
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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,571 ratings.