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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,962 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,962
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 524
Gots: 598 | FT: 59
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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Photo of biboergosum
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle. The shelves of my local bottleshop (really there is only one in this burg) were recently invaded by the offerings of this microbrewery from la Belle Province. Due to the dear six-pack price (what, no Free Trade within our own freaking country?), I decided to forestall investigation of the other mixed packs, to finally have a go at this. What is it with the Quebecois brewers and their predilection with the Christian afterworld? Oh, right.

This beer pours a total and complete black hole, destroyer of light, nothing from the Crayola spectrum even permissible at the edges, with three fingers of vigorous, thick, yet frothy, tan head, which leaves a broad array of chunky, sudsy lacing around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells strongly, in no uncertain terms, of your local Italian coffee shop's espresso, bittersweet dark chocolate, roasted caramel malt, a twinge of boozy vanilla, some mild anise-heavy ouzo notes, and musty, leafy, earthy hops. The taste is bitter espresso up front, once again, hefty chocolate malt dutifully following up, and instantly coating the palate, and then slowly dropping away to reveal some soft, dry black licorice, and nicely pedestrian earthy, and kind of dusty hops. A skulking, yet benevolently restrained booze warming hangs about, here and there.

The carbonation is very mild, the body a stately Rubenesque form, with an attendant creamy smoothness, one hardly even surmountable by the swirling booze notes. It finishes rather softly, really, with a slight adult, fruity-chocolate holiday treat essence.

A lovely, let you down easy imbiber, in the sense that it makes you forget the initial full-frontal, and maybe overbearing flavour assault, so that you immediately plunge in for another go-round, and...repeat, until you're surprised the glass is empty, and the booze you didn't notice at all before decides to fully join the party. Worthy of its rep, a probably a lot more. Mon dieu, et d'habitude, je n'aime pas même de café...

biboergosum, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of emerge077
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 08/2005, cellared for a year.

I've been waiting to try this one, based on recommendations to let it mellow a tiny bit.

Pour a deep mahogany hue, pitch black in the pint glass. Billowing head, irregular bubbles, later subsides but never disappears.

Smell is rich coffee, also a touch sweet. Maybe a lactic note in there too.

Taste lives up to the hype. It's full, rich, and strong. Resiny fair-trade coffee grinds, mixed with a dense roasted malt. Alternately bitter and roasty, with a sweet flash in between. This isn't especially complex, but it's a perfectly symbiotic marriage of coffee and stout. The richness is unsurpassed in my coffee stout experience.

Mouthfeel is full and velvety, lives up to the price tag. No harshness, alcohol is expertly hidden.

Due to it's overwhelming qualities, one bottle is enough in one sitting. Worth trying once in a lifetime...

emerge077, Jan 01, 2007
Photo of Beejay
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark black, with a very nice coffee colored head. Very nice looking.

S: Slight hint of oak, coffee, and a huge malt scent coming through. Sweet, a bit boozy and a lot of dark chocolate.

T: Lovely coffee taste at the beginning. A good bit of bitter, like bitter chocolate. Very nice. The bitterness fades a bit as this warms.

M: Creamy smooth, nice carbonation.

D: The bitterness is just a tad harsh, though as this warms I enjoy it more and more.

Beejay, Mar 12, 2010
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on date of September 28, 2010
Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Dark black with a finger of foamy light brown head.

S - Bitter dark roasted coffee smacks you in the face up front with a nice but subtle sweetness in the background. There is a robust roasted malt nose but the coffee dominates with some subdued dark fruit and licorice and a hint of alcohol in the background.

T - Dark roasted malts, bitter dark roasted coffee, some licorice. This beer was very fresh and was a touch hot. I have had this 3 or 4 times and never experienced this.

M - Medium body, sikly, lightly carbonated, chewy.

D - A remarkable beer. A touch hot because of how fresh it was.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 10, 2010
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Left at room temperature for thirty minutes before pouring. Black but translucent, visible yeast that I carelessly let slip into my glass... OOPS. It's okay, this beer looks damn fine. Caramel in color, a decent head forms but dies rather quickly with no lacing.

The nose is all coffee and boy does it smell good. Faint phenol, roast and chocolate.

When I taste this I think of a well made cappuccino, pungent espresso flavor and aromas, softened by frothed milk. Bitter chocolate with a burnt flavor, like the edges of a brownie pan when they've been left in the oven too long. Subtle smoke, the finish isn't overly bitter or astringent, it doesn't dry ones mouth out completely like many others of the style. Very well done.

This beer is as full of body as it is flavor. Balanced and enjoyable until the very end. I would go as far as to say that this is one of the best coffee stouts I have had that has not been aged in a barrel.

MarkJBurch, Oct 13, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz received as a very thoughtful extra from Rhino00... thanks Alex! Poured into my Chimay goblet..

1" head dies back very fast.. no lacing.. but a descent film/cap.

Initial aroma is coffee and little else.. cold brewed java.. some significant vanilla as it warms.. with a milk chocolate...

Flavor is no where near as sweet as the nose lets on.. big coffee .. some chocolate.. reminds alot me of chocolate coated coffee beans.. more of a carbonated rich French Roast than beer with a shot or two of Starbucks liquor.. wow.. I am even sure what to say as it hits room temperature.. more coffee than beer... I am struggling to pick out beer flavors.. I like great coffee (and obviously beer)... and this is far and away the best of both worlds. there is just enough sweetness to make sure the flavors mesh well... the brown sugar flavors emerge alot more as it hits room temperature.. finish is loooong cold brewed coffee. it's the beans without too much astringency.. I've had many .. many... many crappy cups of coffee with less flavor... really this is pretty badass.

Body is like a fairly thick milk stout.. but for this ABV.... I am very impressed.. lite for the style and a sorta prickly carbonation..

I must again thank Alex.. this is my first time for the Péché Mortel and I am very very impressed.. I would not ever think for a second that this would age well.. there is just too much going on... very nice.

3/4/5/4/4

JohnGalt1, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of yamar68
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle to tulip glass, with many thanks to match1112!

Pours an ominous pitch black with a slight edge of ruby clarity. Creamy half finger of light brown head is produced by a gentle pour.

Fudge brownie, faded coffee presence, chocolate syrup, dry cocoa, various burnt malt in the background. Nice and soft, subdued on the nose.

Delicious. More of that fudge brownie right in the front. Some bitter coffee and faint hops are tied together on the finish. No discernible alcohol presence, a really satisfying drink. A perfect dessert beer I think.

Creamy and smooth. Very grateful to have had the chance to try this one!

yamar68, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of dismal
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black with a big tan head. The head has nice retention, almost there till the last drop, and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty strong on coffee, pretty much dominates the smell. Other smells are a little bit of chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is pretty much identical to what the smell has. And as this one warms up it gets better and better. I like this one a lot because although the taste and smell are pretty heavy with coffee it's not to much and overwhelming, unlike other coffee flavored stouts. The mouthfeel is very creamy which I didn't expect from this but it's very nice. Drinkability is kind of dangerous on this one. almost 10% ABV and I don't detect any alcohol. If I had more I could do a couple of these no problem. Overall I'd pick this up again for sure. Only the second beer I've had from this brewery and both were top notch, especially this one.

dismal, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of BuckyFresh
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed with TCGoalie and TCHopCraver. Thanks to TCGoalie for supplying the beer.

Appearance: Pours a syrupy brown with a tan, one-finger head. Lots of bubbling activity for a stout; almost looks like a witch's mini beer cauldron (if witches made beer). Decent head retention and lacing. After the head recedes, there are big bubble pockets riding on the surface of the beer. Because of the amount of carbonation, this one is very excitable when gyrated (that's what she said).

Smell: Hot, boozy oak and chocolate. Bourbon, molasses, and a burnt tobacco smell are also present. I'm also getting some coffee and dark fruits, with maybe a touch of vanilla extract rounding things out.

Taste: The first thing that came to my mind was biting into a tree. The palate starts off sweet and creamy, but evolves quickly into an oak flavor, and eventually ending with bitter coffee. Finishes dry, but the alcohol sticks with you for a while and works all of your tongue's "erogenous zones."

Mouthfeel: Pretty full-bodied. Starts creamy and ends quite bitter. Coffee bitterness is sustained throughout, but is most pronounced at the end.

Drinkability: Very delicious and well-balanced, but probably more of a sipper.

BuckyFresh, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of vacax
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this bottle at Monument Liquor in Concord, as it unfairly is only available in the northern area of the fair state of California.

Pours black with a large and dense brown head, fairly big for a strong ale. Good retention and lacing displayed with dense bubbles. Strong coffee aroma, bordering on acidic, and also some roasted barley, bitter chocolate, some licorice, mild cookie dough action.

The taste begins with a rush of fresh coffee, dry, but decadent. The taste is quite intense, nicely balanced with malt, but the sugar levels in check to let the coffee take center stage here. Hints of dark fruit on the midpalate, but it is fleeting, then some flora actually shows up. All of the bitterness seems to be coming from the fair trade coffee rather than hops as well. The finish leaves a lasting sweet coffee and cookie dough flavor that layers on the decadence of this brew. It makes coffee taste better than it tastes by itself.

Full bodied with moderate carbonation that feels plentifully robust. Definitely a coffee bomb, and quite a delicious example of one. It's hard to make a specific complaint against this brew, but it definitely elevates coffee beer to high levels, above the rest of it. I probably shouldn't be drinking this at night.

vacax, Feb 09, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev 0%

AlienSwineFlu, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid the premium on this one. $6.50 from Halftime beverage.com

A - As expected a deep black of a beer with a half inch of dark mocha colored head. Lacing is excellent.

S - Deep smelling I get some strong coffee, roast, and chocolate with molasses and anise. Smells boozy yet balanced.

T - I really love the balanced coffee/roast flavors in this. Rounding this out is some mild coca powder and natural chocolate flavored malts.

M - Medium to heavy buy slick and creamy. Excellent.

Overall this was worth the money, maybe even a revisit if found around 5 bucks. One world class stout.

DrDemento456, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ibbjamin
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Paid $7.99 for a 12oz bottle from Perry's Liquor in Livermore, CA. poured into a small snifter to review.

Poured rather aggressively causing only a small 1/8" inch tan head. Not too thick on the pour. The head dissipates quickly leaving almost no traces of retention.

On the nose in order of dominance are heavy roasted malt, dark red licorice, leather and coffee. Alcohol very well hidden.

Even more roasted malts in the taste than I was suspecting. Fine coffee taste adds a pleasant bitterness to this big malt bomb.

Full bodied and moderately thick going down. Minimal carbonation. A gritty, coating finish keeps the malts going for quite a while.

All an all a great example of the style that I'd recommend for any beer lover to try.

ibbjamin, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of aasher
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a New Belgium Snifter

Appearance: Pours a smooth, jet black featuring a slight khaki, uneven head.

Smell: Very malty and great, bitter roasted coffee aroma

Taste: tastes of ice coffee the colder it is, as it warms to room temp it features some smokiness, indicative of a well roasted coffee bean, ever so slight hoppiness, doesn't taste overly alcoholic

Mouthfeel: very smooth and full bodied, very slight carbonation, very pleasant

Drinkability: very drinkable and different than most imperial stouts, focused more on coffee flavor more than chocolately undertones which was appreciated, delicious and smooth beer

I'd recommend picking up a bottle or two of the Peche Mortel. Everywhere I've seen it it's been priced at 5.99 per bottle.

aasher, May 31, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

G: Poured into an oversized brandy snifter.

A: Dark chocolate color that is nearly opaque out of the bottle during the pour and becomes completely so in the glass. Pours about a finger's worth of creamy, tan head, which dissipates rather quickly, leaving a bubbly black surface. Quite a bit of lacing remains as it goes down (or, towards the beginning, after a swirl).

S: Sweetness with a little bit of acidity. Cherries come to mind, along with a little bit of chocolate. After inhaling deeply, these scents almost immediately bow down to the powerful coffee/espresso presence.

T: Strong and unbelievably-tasty coffee presence! Smooth notes of caramel and chocolate, with a little of the aforementioned dark cherries. Slightly roasted and a little bitter.

M: Incredibly smooth and medium-to-full bodied. Not too much carbonation, and the alcohol is well hidden, although it is felt on the cheeks.

D: A little too strong and pungent to be excessively drinkable, although it is still quite drinkable for its style. All in all, this is an excellent offering and I'm quite glad I was able to finally get my hands on some.

Thorpe429, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of caskstrength
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Helped open my eyes to the beauty of the coffee stout.

appearance is what you'd expect. black. leathery head. decent carbonation, maybe a little too much, but this is easily remedied by an aggressive pour.

smells are sweet coffee, roated, some dark fruits try to push through.

taste is balanced. very balanced. roasted coffee with roasted malt with some hops and some subtle compliments that I like, but can't really identify. coffee dominates, for sure.

perfect mouthfeel.

coffee stout indeed. would like to have it fresh on tap some day.

caskstrength, Aug 18, 2009
Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this many times, and I looove it. Can't believe I've never reviewed it before.

It pours with a nice thick dark 1 finger fluffy head that leaves some memory of lacing on the sides. The beer is essentially pitch black, and leaves some nice legs on the sides of the glass.

THe nose brings all the great stuff you would expect. Lots of dark malts, some caramel, plenty of roasted barley, some chocolate, bakers chocolate and a little bitter dark chocolate. It has a slight sweetness aroma to it as well, accentuated by some caramel and hint of vanilla. There is some oatmeal as well, and a creamy touch. Also got plenty of coffee, and earthy fresh roasted somewhat dark roasted coffee bean. Even a hint of some spicy earthy hops, but not much.

Taste is transcending! Creamy, with a slight chocolate milk, plenty of dark and bakers chocolate. Also lots of malts, plenty of roasted barley, chocolate malt, and some crystal malt. A little caramel flavor and some sweetness, but not a lot. More oatmeal blends with the creamy taste. It does have a slight minerality flavor from the roast, but is very manageable for the heavieness of the beer. It's got some bitterness, a little from the roast and some light earthy hops I think. Also the coffee is there, some nice earthy soil like roasted coffee, but the coffee flavor is lower. It's pretty rich and thick, creamy, smooth, delicate on the tongue but clings to the mouth. The finish comes with more of the smooth luscious feel and taste, with a little stickiness to the mouth. More bitterness comes through, with slight hops and plenty of earthy roast bitterness. Unfortunately the minerality and salty brine quality comes through more on the finish. A slight warming booze as well, but that is very manageable for 9.5%.

The mouth is nice and rich, pretty thick, smooth and creamy, with decent carbonation.

It doesn't have the best drinkability. It does get help for drinking like a 6-7% abv beer and not 9.5, but the bitterness comes out a little too much, and the briny salty flavor takes quite a bit from it. It also doesn't cling to the mouth as much as I expected, which also helps the drinkability. Althought, I think the age of this one helps, being about 1.5 to 2 years old, so it doesn't drink as hot as a fresh one would.

jlindros, Sep 18, 2010
Photo of kwakwhore
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blackest of black pours with a dark tan head. Subsides quickly but leaves lacing on the glass.
Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate with something a little smoky.
Roastiness persists in the flavors with bitter chocolate and espresso dominating. Not overly complex but everything that's there is really good.
Goes down very easily. I'd drink another of these if I had one.
Very good stout, one of the best impy stouts I've tried in quite a while.

kwakwhore, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of nighthawk
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an utterly opaque black with a bubbly, light-cappuccino coloured head that is quite foamy and large, settling to a thin ring and leaving plenty of lacing around the glass.

Smells of espresso, dark, bitter chocolate, with just a hint of sweet but roasted caramel.

Dark espresso and chocolate flavours throughout. Some muted dark fruit and caramel sweetness. Alcohol is felt on the finish. A lot of coffee, but balanced nicely by the chocolate and dark fruit/grains.

Body coats the mouth nicely, creamy, soft and full feeling, yet light with nice carbonated bubbly feel.

Drinkability is only slightly dampened by the alcohol felt on the finish. This beer goes down well for its size.

A delicious brew, well deserving of its high rating, and one I will enjoy as often as I can. Edited to change appearance rating, as subsequent pours had significantly better head production/retention.

nighthawk, Nov 01, 2008
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- The color is of a black hole, I think it sucked up some of the light from my computer monitor. The 1" head was rather late forming but nice and dark brown/taupe. Left a little sludge in the bottom of the glass

S- Strong black coffee, hints of licorice and bitter chocolate. I don't have to trim my nose hairs anymore, nice pungent singe.

T- Fair trade coffee, liquid smoke, tobacco, and molasses

M- Viscous, a touch gritty and left a dry feeling in the after taste

D- I wouldn't drink this late at night, I'd be up all night. Personally I like my coffee in the morning but still very enjoyable and would drink again

brokenleadedcask, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of dqrull
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours jetblack with a really thick and sexy head almost an inch high, lots of spotted lacing sticking to the glass, awesome!

Smell is coffee, lots of slightly sweet coffe backed up with a robust promising maltiness with the obvious roasted notes, as well as a little hint of smokiness, really nice.

This one tasted magnificient, I had my bottle to a dessert of home made mango-ice cream with a tart sauce of passion fruit and strawberries, a very good match. Taste is full of coffe, not too hard roasted and not too whimsy, just the right amount, don't think I have ever had a beer with this perfectly measured amount of coffee in it, you can really feel how it in every way complement this otherwise extremely balanced beer, roasted malts are abundant, with a slight sweetness to them weighed up by their innate bitterness in the end. I sense a bit of the same smokiness in the taste as I did in the nose, wich fits right into this marvelous mix.

The mouth feel is also just right, the small and creamy bubbles makes the carbonation seem perfect for this kind of beverage and it foams up quite nicely with a swirl or two on the toungue.

dqrull, Dec 12, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

341 ml bottle courtesy of ncvbc, thanks again!

Notched date of Sept. 07. This bottle has many miles on it... from Quebec, to South Carolina, to Northern California.

Beer pours a thick flat black color, with a decent sized off white head on top.

Aromas are coffee dominant. Sweet and sugary with dark coffee notes along with some cocoa as well.

First sip, mmm... definitely coffee forward on the flavors. But not overpowering, and very natural tasting. Some coffee beers I have tasted seem to taste like with coffee flavors that seem artificial. Not here. A sweet cocoa like flavor, dark bakers chocolate, and of course brewed dark coffee. Finish is dry and slightly bitter as well.

Mouthfeel is good. Feels a touch thin for a Double Stout, but it's certainly not bad.

Drinkability is very good. The hype is justified. This is an excellent stout. I prefer this to the two "Breakfast" stouts from Founders. I bet this beer would even taste good served hot.

flexabull, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of cvstrickland
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

200th BA review.

12 ounce bottle with freshness dates notched '0,0' poured into a tulip yields an inky opaque body impervious to even direct sunlight. Not even any highlights that I can see... anyway, it's brown-black with an excellent sticky, creamy mocha head of two fingers with excellent retention that leaves sheets and rings of sticky lacing despite the substantial ABV.

Smell is rich dark-roasted espresso with a silky tinge of dark chocolate that persists despite all the smoky, winey, burnt, roasty coffee notes.

Flavors? Well, well. No surprises here, except how well the potent alcohol is hidden. Black French Roast coffee with a twang of Columbian coffee-light, plus an oily Italian espresso note with a hint of Seattle mocha make no quibble about what flavor is in charge of this beer. Bittersweet chocolate raises its head, no doubt, but is bitchslapped into stunned silence by a bold roasty note of Arabica. Caramel peeps out, probably looking for help, or maybe trying to escape, but is stomped flat by a big black rip of Kenya AA.

Smooth, rich, and full-bodied... I'm a coffee lover, a stout lover, and a big fan of beer for breakfast. This is the one for me. If only I could get my Braun to dispense this in the morning instead of Maxwell House... well, Hell, I'd never leave home!

Beer. It's not just for breakfast any more.

cvstrickland, Jun 14, 2008
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great double stout. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark brown color, no light getting through anywhere.Huge tan head that shrinks down to a big tan head and good lacing.

I opened the bottle and set it down. I got the first whiff of the aroma from the bottle sitting on the table!!! Big nose, coffee, malts and semi-sweet chocolate.

Taste is excellent!! Coffee and malts with a little semi sweet chocolate and either a touch of vanilla or alcohol. Perfectly blended and tasty.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy and very smooth.

Drinkability is good, goes down easy for a big beer

This is truly a world class stout!!!!

JayQue, Sep 12, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH. Bottled in January of 2007. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Black with a sizeable tan head which leaves extensive lacing.

S - Milk chocolate and coffee aromas abound.

T - Coffee and chocolate flavors and a sweetness like a milk stout. Moderate acidity.

M - Creamy and smooth with a light carbonation.

A very nice stout. Tastes like a milk stout to me. Could definitely have again.

shanblur, Sep 17, 2011
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,962 ratings.