Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.22/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
11.5 oz bottle with a twist-off cap (odd!) and no freshness date poured into big Brandy snifter on September 27, 2010. The guy at the store had told that it was very fresh
Pours clear and very dark brown, and looks pitch black in the glass. The head is thick, creamy, dark brown with good retention, but minimal lacing.
Coffee, chocolate, and sweet malts in plenty. No hops.
Acidic and fruity coffee notes with some malty sweetness, but the balance is decidedly towards bitter coffee. Medium finish with plenty of roast and a long, luxurious roasty aftertaste, full of coffee bitterness. Warming, but never boozy. Similar to Founders Breakfast Stout, this stout is all about coffee.
A bigger body won't hurt this beer and less carbonation would probably make it silkier. This one would be sublime on cask!
The 9.5% ABV never bothers, yet the body and finish are suitable for this style and alcohol. Very good.
A fine beer, and a treat for coffee lovers. Between this and Founders Breakfast, I will go with the latter because of the price, but that doesn't alter the scores!
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2010 19:04:15 | More by tewaris
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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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