Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.03/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Mortal Sin has been sitting around for nearly three years. The label image shows the Garden of Eden serpent who tempts Eve to eat the fruit and just like Eve I succumb to the offer: Peche Mortel cascades dark reddish-brown to give birth to opaque dark brown body capped by a finger thick deep tan bubbly head.
Roasted grain/malt renders dark chocolate and strong espresso enhanced by actual coffee added, while malt sweetness creates heavy cream impression. There are some esters that take on dark cherries. Fortunately aging hasn't taken away much of the coffee aroma and the alcohol - although noticeable - remains restrained enough.
Dark chocolate and strong coffee transfer to the flavor that gets softened by milky/creamy
notes given by malt while background provides minor dark fruit tartness. Finish is rather dry
with endless roastiness.
Body is almost full, perhaps a bit thinned by aging, with mild carbonation.
In short, an espresso type coffee dominated Imperial Stout. Being seduced by the serpent was a nice experience I cannot regret (330 ml, Bottled on 07-2009, into tulip).
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 23:29:57 | More by crnipeter
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