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

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3,908 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,908
Reviews: 1,637
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 523
Gots: 584 | FT: 58
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
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 gillagorilla
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz. bottle poured into a NB globe (8 and 2 marked on the side)

A: Pitch black with a slight tan collar and minimal head.
S: Sweet roast and malts. A ton of black coffee as well.
T: Lots of black coffee with a tinge of sweetness from the roasted malt.
M: Smooth and velvety.
O: A great stout, but expensive at $10, nearly a $1 an ounce. At that price, you would think it would be BA. So many other stouts, that are more reasonably priced and just as good.

gillagorilla, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
5/5  rDev +13.6%

This is a 5. I can't find a thing wrong with it. Aged for sure, but the brewed in year is indeterminate.
Label is quite faded and dating is checked 7, 5. Nose reveals Sumatran coffee, milk chocolate, and
hints of light caramel. Perfectly balanced, these scents become flavors in your mouth that waltz across
the roof of your mouth. The finish doesn't bitter, just more smooth unburned coffee. You'd be
hard pressed to find a better coffee double stout. FBS, which I love, is in the backseat here....

beerdedking, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of treeslothguy
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

treeslothguy, Yesterday at 06:46 PM
Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Really really dark brown, borderline black pour, small mocha head lasting just a bit, but there's a long-lasting thin lace.
Strong coffee smell with lots of caramel, dark chocolate (not the roughest kind), toffee, a deep roast, almost smokey, and a bit of raisin to set some dark fruit in there too.
Tho the initial taste is a bit too sweet with caramel, molasses and a bit of dark fruit, the bitter coffee and roast counter is huge. Strong and rich turkish coffee, bitter and slightly acidic from start to finish with a tiny bit of sugar too, but aggressively roasted. The dark malts also help, with a light bready note, and there's a nice clear hop presence in the finish, all suming up to a really big bitterness.
Medium body, tends to get a bit oily but the carbonation won't let it. Not too fizzy either, a bit more than mildly so, especially considering the style. Aftertaste of roasted coffee bean, some dark bread crust and lingering hop bitterness.
In the end it feels a bit.. over-roasted (not totally burnt, but close to it), so there's a bit of unpleasantness stuck down the throat, but the dark chocolate at the start of every new sip helps you get past that. Excelent.

dcmchew, Yesterday at 03:07 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +2.7%

Mattyb79, Yesterday at 12:16 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

BeerTruck, Thursday at 10:35 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

cgskippy, Thursday at 06:54 PM
Photo of eddie5721
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

eddie5721, Thursday at 02:25 AM
Photo of ms333
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

ms333, Wednesday at 06:03 PM
Photo of briang01
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

briang01, Tuesday at 08:28 PM
Photo of ausonius
4.75/5  rDev +8%

ausonius, Tuesday at 07:57 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Guinnsslvr, Tuesday at 06:16 PM
Photo of jessealmlie
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

jessealmlie, Tuesday at 06:01 AM
Photo of jstout26
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jstout26, Monday at 03:21 PM
Photo of moshea
4/5  rDev -9.1%

moshea, Monday at 12:48 PM
Photo of MalibuKenny
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

MalibuKenny, Monday at 05:14 AM
Photo of Buschyfor3
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz bottle served into a Unibroue snifter (close… at least it's French Canadian)

A: Very dark but not black - must be the deepest, darkest shade of brown; the pour shows some cola-highlighted edges, but once nestled into the glass, this bold stout is opaque; small, bubbly head, made up of about a half-finger worth of fine, khaki-colored bubbles percolates to the surface, but quickly vanishes, leaving an oily sheen on the surface; rings of lacing mark notches down the sides of the glass.

S: More sweet than originally anticipated; of course, the intense roasted coffee aroma is most prominent - nutty, earthy, smoky, with a slightly bitter edge akin to dark/burnt roast; but there is a dark fruitiness that appears with some strength too - raisins, maybe figs too; also a touch of sugary sweetness like molasses; overall, very dense maltiness, with good roasted notes combining with some dark sweetness and a bready note - like a mug of coffee and a slice of warm raisin bread for breakfast.

T: Much like the nose, there was a nice sweet balance to the coffee-induced bitterness; in fact, the first sip starts out sweet first, with the aforementioned dark fruit and sugary molasses notes peaking first, before a steady blast of dark roasted coffee beans lends a moderating dose of bitterness; malty through the middle - brown bread, burnt toast, transitioning into a nutty flavor; more dark roasted coffee and a smoky/charred flavor peak on the finish, at first slightly astringent, but nicely smoothed out by a measure of dark chocolate that rides well through the finish.

M: Full bodied, but not quite as heavy as other imperial stouts; carb is fine, cutting through the body in such a way that it maintains some creamy slickness, but its not overly thick nor is it chewy.

O: Fantastic coffee stout - I would argue this pretty close to being on par with the likes of Founder's Breakfast Stout. Drinks well below its 9.5% ABV - smooth, roasty, altogether delicious. A fantastic beer for brunch (if you're into that kind of thing) or served as a nightcap. Recommended.

Buschyfor3, Monday at 02:20 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +3.6%

Evango, Sunday at 10:39 PM
Photo of Travitten
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Travitten, Sunday at 04:22 AM
Photo of 2_Shaynez
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Bottle into extended tulip glass. Pours jet black with one good finger of mocha fizzy (soda-like) head which dissipated pretty quickly to a ring around the glass. Thin rings, and islands of lacing.

N: A bit of sweet roasted malt, and LOTS of black coffee. A tiny touch of dark chocolate but this is certainly more on the coffee side.

T: Nice and roasty at first, and then the coffee really comes out, and some bitterness on the finish. Wait a bit before the next sip to really get the full coffee experience from this

M: Medium-Full bodied. So pleasing for a strong stout at 9.5%. I was hoping it wouldn't be too thick and it's not. Very nice mouthfeel, a bit of alcohol warmth but the booze is well masked.

I'm on the fence about this brewery, but this happens to be incredible!

2_Shaynez, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Ricegt1984, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Rob315
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Rob315, Oct 25, 2014
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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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