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

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3,791 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,791
Reviews: 1,629
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 516
Gots: 573 | FT: 60
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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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Kopfschuss, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of hopsputin
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

not sure how old this bottle is

a: pretty much pitch black. maybe a little dark purple/ruby red at the bottom of the glass. 3 finger tan marshmallowy head

s: smells delicious. sweet toasted malt, tons of milk chocolate, very faint hint if black licorice, some coffee (not as much as i would have liked), fig, smells almost woody/oaky and smokey towards the end. smells really good - hoping there is more coffee in the flavor than the smell

t: roasty toasty malts right away followed by dark toffee and caramel malts. that immediately fades into milk chocolate and smooth coffee and coffee bitterness. there is some (not as much as you'd expect from 9.5%) alcohol in the flavor that cuts the sweetness. dates and raisins on the backend along with some nice bready flavors. all the flavors harmonize really well.

m: fuller side of medium. not much carbonation

o: maybe i had an old bottle but there is not as much coffee flavor in here as i would have liked. HOWEVER even without the abundance of coffee this is still a stellar beer - its delicious and well balance and dangerously drinkable for the abv. i need to get my hands on a bottle i know is fresh

hopsputin, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

smithj2154, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 341ml bottle to a snifter.

A: A luscious pitch black topped with a mocha color head. About one finger thick. Sadly it died down pretty rapidly and didn't leave that much lacing but I'm not taking points of because its understandable due to the high alcohol.

S: Coffee grounds are definitely dominant. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

T: Once again dark coffee flavors come through as most powerful. Deeply roasted malts are also there providing some dark chocolate. Bitterness is really not too potent. Perhaps a bit of dark fruit near the finish but coffee is definitely dominant. Alcohol is once again not at all noticeable and very well hidden.

M: Very creamy and thick. Carbonation is pretty well done and mild making the beer fairly smooth. Goes down very nicely.

O: Absolutely amazing beer. Definitely recommend it to someone looking for a good Imp. stout, coffee stout, or just great beer. I can't say how much I love this beer and its local for me too.

Haydn-Juby, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.19/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just let me say that this beer is clearly well made. But am I missing something? The espresso flavor is so forward and overpowering that a bag of crushed coffe beans would have the same effect. Now, I know that people love to eat ground coffee beans on their chocolate, on their dessert and sometimes with hot pepper. But alone ground coffe flavor tastes like just that...coffee grounds. For me that was all I could taste. Iced coffee from Dunkin' is not what I want in a beer. Just not my thing.

But if you are one of those people that lives for coffee flavors outside of your morning coffee, this is your beer. It's like that time i accidentally doubled the beans in my morning brew, just cold and with a well hidden alcohol kick.

If that's your thing, have at it. I will save it all for you.

Dcunicelli, Jun 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

GregoryMo, Jun 01, 2013
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,791 ratings.