Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.13/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I could have had a bottle of this for $2 at Whole Foods, but decided to be honest when they wanted to charge me that much and had them do a price check. Maybe wasn't "worth" it, but I probably would have felt guilty afterward.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Suitably viscous, opaque black with a wonderful mocha head that fit to the rim of the tulip perfectly. Ring of mocha maintained well and left intermittent lacing.
Very nice aroma of medium espresso, but not too acrid. Good blend of chocolate and a little smoke.
Slight bitterness up front, and again pronounced coffee flavor, but well blended with the roasted bitterness and sweetness. For a heavy brew, the mouthfeel is lighter than it looks, though not thin. After a few sips, the alcohol begins to accumulate in the esophagus, but still quite appropriate. Adds a nice layer. Finishes pretty clean all considered.
Does not require extensively slow drinking, as the balance is very nice, but obviously should be. The flavors don't "open up" as much as I might expect as it warms. Preferred the flavors on the slightly colder side on this one.
I wanted a change of pace after months of drinking lighter lagers and IPAs. This was a nice welcome interruption.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2008 23:32:57 | More by unklesyd
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