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

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3,574 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,574
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 510
Gots: 538 | FT: 59
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

10-26-2013 03:50:36 | More by blabaer
Photo of bird22


4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2013 19:47:17 | More by bird22
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-16-2011 19:32:26 | More by Kaydogg
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2014 05:19:02 | More by mrcraft
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4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: black as ink with foamy brown head.

Smell: dark roasted coffee, almost burnt. Also a slight cannula cream smell.

Taste: SO much coffee. Not much else besides that though.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, very smooth, slightly oily finish.

Overall: Asolutely amazing coffee stout. One dimensional, but when the brewery perfects that one dimension, there isn't a need to be complex

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 21:38:21 | More by maDUECEgunner
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New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dogfish head signature glass.

The beer is pitch black with a thick mocha head. As the head fades it leaves a persistent foamy and oily lacing.

The smell is roasted espresso and bitter chocolate, there isn't much else to it, but the scent is really strong and inviting.

The taste is roasted malts that usher you quickly to a strong coffee flavor. Beyond the coffee the flavors fade to a bitter chocolate, then a milk chocolate, and finally more coffee, I also pick up a bit of coconut in there, but it's fleeting. The aftertaste of this beer is worth noting, I can't tell if I have had a sip of coffee seconds ago or a sip of beer. The intensity of the coffee profile is excellent.

The beer is thick and full bodied, but well carbonated. The 9.5% abv is well hidden by the strong flavors, this is a very good coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 03:23:15 | More by rpstevens
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New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a snifter

Appearance: Pours black with half a finger of a tan head that leaves some light spotty lacing. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some caramel, vanilla and a slight char.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with roasty and coffee notes being most prominent. Dark chocolate and burnt malt are present in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy, viscous mouthfeel. Medium levels of fine carbonation.

Overall: Good coffee stout and worth picking up if you see it. Though there's nothing that sets it apart from some of the other really excellent coffee stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 03:35:34 | More by Jonada
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

10-05-2013 17:54:25 | More by srgj88
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Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great looking stout. Black as a starless night in the Darkness goblet. A nice tan coloured head, a finger thick (would have been more except the volume of the glass caused me to take it easy at the end of the pour) with excellent retention. Nice, sticky, thin sheets of lace. This is a beautiful looking brew.

A nice nose on this one too. Creamy nougat, roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, a hint of anise, and earthy hops.

Wow, this is a tasty and incredibly rich brew. Creamy caramel nougat meets a good dose of earthy, rich dark roast coffee. Roasted malts hint at bittersweet chocolate and a whisp of smoke. A hint of anise appears near the finish before the earthy hops reminiscent of decaying leaves are revealed.

This is big on coffee as well as a rich, nougaty accompaniment. Almost full bodied and quite mildly carbonated, as it should be. Almost more coffee than roasted malts, which is surprising, but quite satisfying to this coffee lover. A very well crafted brew, with an interesting balance that is slightly coffee forward.

This is going down pretty easy considering just how big this beer is. A great treat on this bitter, windy winter night. I could knock a few of these back quite easily in one sitting, although the alcohol would catch up to me sooner rather than later. It does reveal itself with a palate and belly warming quality that is just what this bag of bones needs on this frigid winter solstice. Highly recommended for fans of coffee stouts. Im glad i have a few more bottles of this one to enjoy later when the mood strikes. It wont be too long.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 02:31:36 | More by demcorhip
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured from the bottle with a thin foamy tan head, which quickly receded to a haze layer and collar. Little bits of lacing. The body was a completely opaque dark brown- almost black.

S- A big rich nose- predominantly coffee, with an undercurrent of rich roasted and crystal malts, and a mild herbal hop aroma.

T- A total roller coaster in the mouth. It starts out with a punch of fresh roasted coffee and grass, followed by a brief wave of rich crystal malt; this is immediately overtaken by a massive herbal hop bitterness, which evolves once again into a roasty fresh coffee bitterness. The finish is pleasantly dry with a lingering grassy flavor and a hop/roasty/quinine-like bitterness.

M- A medium-plus body, nicely textured- presumably from unattenuated sugar. There is some nice soft carbonation there as well. Slightly astringent.

D- A wonderfully stimulating beer, and the alcohol is very well hidden. Very drinkable given the high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 01:52:52 | More by jgasparine
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-26-2011 18:30:57 | More by kayrex
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8%

03-11-2013 22:43:34 | More by CurtisD
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I like the label. Very Boschian.

A: Pretty much the liquid equivalent of the "I'm Black, Y'all" song from CB4. Rather anemic tan-colored head.

S: Coffee, coffee, coffee. Pretty much a one-note espressso sledgehammer, but what a note it is. As it warms up, chocolate malt becomes more apparent.

T: Even more coffee. Difficult to tell where stout roastiness ends and espresso roastiness begins. Bitter and sweetened chocolate flavors also make an appearance. Not a whole lot of hop character, but that's OK. As far as stouts go, I prefer coffee bitterness to hoppy bitterness.

M: Thick and creamy. Kind of like an espresso milkshake.

D: An epic brew worthy of its cult following. I don't even like coffee that much, but this beer makes it work.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2009 22:43:45 | More by BarrelO
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South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Rich, dark black pour. Three fingers of fluffy cocoa-colored foam spill out over the top of the glass. Head resembles chocolate mousse, or maybe the bit of foam you'd get at the top of hot chocolate. Tons of lacing stuck to the glass. This is a perfect looking stout.

Smells like a mug of black coffee. Intense roasty nose. Roast, bittersweet chocolate, ground coffee beans. Again, it's intense.

As I take my first sip, I can't even begin to think about the flavor because I'm so blown away by the texture. But more on that later. The flavor is almost entirely coffee, but it's not nearly as in-your-face as the aroma, which is a good thing for me. The coffee still dominates, but not in a way that's harsh or unpleasant. Some rich chocolate gives a nice bittersweet flavor. Dry bitter finish.

It's hard to describe what I like about the texture of this beer...it's not perfect to style, but I'm really enjoying it. It's got a big body without being overly thick. It seems highly-carbonated, yet still feels soft, plush, and velvety. It's ridiculously smooth despite having such an intense flavor profile. Lingering finish. Again, it's not perfect, but let's just say that it works for me.

ABV is never a factor. This one went down much quicker than I expected it to. Just a really impressive beer. I'm not a coffee guy at all, but I highly enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 05:05:30 | More by Gyle41386
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

04-23-2012 02:52:33 | More by Vylo
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-18-2013 03:34:46 | More by YamagamiTravis
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

12-24-2013 05:45:53 | More by CDCNAM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-31-2014 03:27:43 | More by firstlighthiker
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-30-2014 00:04:58 | More by ethanmc12
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-26-2014 00:46:58 | More by sunofneurot
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4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 32 oz growler.

Has a silky smooth feel to it. Not much in the way of carbonation. Not a very powerful smell either. Maybe a little cocoa/chocolate. The taste starts off with an almost licorice flavor that quickly goes into a heavy coffee that lingers. A lot of coffee, but not overpowering, along with a thick chocolate flavor.
I got a little of a banana/clove flavor in there, but haven't seen that in many of the other reviews. I'm assuming it's just me perceiving something from the yeast?

A nice coffee stout that I'd be happy to drink again.

Serving type: growler

05-10-2014 00:10:42 | More by JandJMD
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-03-2014 16:49:45 | More by Thishops4u
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4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in April of 2005.

Pours out black with a creamy off-white head that leaves very good lacing. A little more head and I'd have given it a 5. Smell is full of coffee, hints of nuts and cocoa are present as well. To be honest, this one smells and tastes of a Christmas morning breakfast one could conceivably only think about. Waking up to the perfect blend of coffee with some vanilla whipping on top. That's what this beer is; don't let it fool you, there is a lot of coffee, but this is no simple beer for simple-minded folk. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich, I wanted more and more but I had to pace myself or Christmas would go by much too fast. An exceptional beer for sure, one I will be seeking out again. I can only imagine a fresher bottle would show me how badass this beer really is.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 04:37:49 | More by badbeer
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Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So this is Canada's top-rated beer, eh? Let's give it a try. Poured out of a 341ml bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: pitch black body with a thin layer of cinnamon brown film. Silky lacing briefly permeates the glass with each sip. Appetizing.

Smell: chocolate and roasted malts, barley, and coffee beans. Notes of black licorice and alcohol. Very toasty and malty. Lots of chocolate. Nice floral hop aromas. Slightly sweet.

Taste: chewy black coffee beans, roasted malt, and almonds. Espresso, licorice, and vanilla. Dry bitter hops round out the aftertaste with warming alcohol. The taste intensifies and becomes more diverse as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, and full-bodied with tingly carbonation. A rich and velvety mouthfeel (almost leathery). Very dry in the finish. Soothing.

Drinkability: I had high expectations and this did not disappoint. An excellent imperial stout. The alcohol is subtle and, thankfully, there's no caffeine kick. A chewy, complex, and satisfying brew. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 19:06:27 | More by cratez
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle.

A: Still black with an inviting mocha head that descends into a decent lacing. Has some decent legs. Looks pretty good.

N: Loads of vanilla, caramel, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. There's plenty of roasted malt here as well as plenty of brown sugar and sweetness. Even though it's not barrel aged, it has the same presence as a BA beer in terms of smell.

T: Delicious. Big malt sweetness backed by a strapping of bitter roasted coffee. Also has the sweetness of bread mixed in here.

M: Rounded and filling mouthfeel with a modicum of carbonation. Alcohol is still lingering here, and it might be one of the few flaws of the beer.

O: This is easily one of the best coffee beers out there, and it's not even barrel aged to add additional flavor. I could, and would, drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 05:22:54 | More by writerLJBerg
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,574 ratings.