Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by irishmoss:
4.85/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I've wanted this beer for a long time, much to my surprise I just happened to run into it at a favorite store. It's great to see this in Ohio & it's even better to see it in my beer cellar.
This pours a deep pitch black with a finger of beige head when poured into a large snifter. Lace sticks to the sides of the glass like boil over foam on the sides of a brew kettle. Head dissipates down to swirls and contrails of bubbles. The aroma is of sweet malts and iced Sumatra coffee; it's like mixing sweet wort with your morning brew then throwing it in the fridge to enjoy once it's cooled. The taste is like the aroma, sweet coffee with bitter hints of espresso. I pick up very faint chocolate flavor, but for only a split second then it evaporates away like somebody threw a quad shot of espresso at an ethereal apparition. This is outstandingly well balanced between the caramelized sugar flavor & coffee, with the coffee riding out the taste buds for an outstanding aftertaste. Wow, it's hard to imagine that there's any alcohol in this brew, let alone 9.5%. This is one of the smoothest drinking stouts that I've had, and that's helped with a nice medium mouthfeel and light effervescent carbonation that sticks around till the end. This amazing stout has truly lived up to my anticipation, it's not just hype, it's damn near perfect in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2008 23:24:12 | More by irishmoss
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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 3,236 ratings.