Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by imagese:
4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Current batch bottle provided (& recommended) by the awesome 'vande'. "3" and "2" notched on the label.
A- light pour into oversized tulip provided a fluffy 2 finger tan head that faded slowly and remained as a fine layer that laced nicely. Body is dark cola colored with the faintest light coming thru at the edges
S- From the pour, the coffee aroma just slams your nostrils. After settling, the aromas are so much more. Obviously coffee is the main one, but dark chocolate covered raspberries come out. While trying to get more aroma, COFFEE just comes in again!
T- Initial taste is pure espresso bean bitterness, but the sweetness comes thru and really pulls this together. It is at the edge of being "too bitter", but the awesome balance really saves this. Some hoppy bitterness seems to be in there as well, but I can't distinguish it
M- thick and creamy. Carbonation isn't too high, but just enough to really have the coffee taste kick your mouth
D- For those who like coffee, it's great. If you don't like coffee at all, stay away.
I'm going to age a bottle and see how this one does. I know the coffee will be much less, but I think this it is a big enough beer to really kick ass aged as well
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2011 05:31:21 | More by imagese
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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 3,240 ratings.