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

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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)

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3,780 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,780
Reviews: 1,628
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 516
Gots: 570 | 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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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

Sarlacc83, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from a 11.5 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a slight, bubbly, brown head. Dissipates quickly, leaving a rumor of carbonation on the surface. Spotty lacing.

S: Charred malt, dark roasted coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, and a little black licorice and oak.

T: Roasted espresso beans, roasted malt grains, dark chocolate, licorice.... tastes just like it smells.

M: Thick, syrupy, and heavy. Bittersweet throughout. Lingers on the palate. Very smooth. Heavy alcohol is apparent.

D: Sip, savor, and enjoy. It will be gone too soon....

Atmosphere is pretty damn good. Dark intimidating hue, slight bubbly head, and some spotty lacing. Nose is full on roasted grains and coffee beans, chocolate, and licorice, all with a little bit of an oaky character. Tastes like it smells. Very well-balanced combination of roasted grains and espresso, accentuated with a hint of bittersweet dark chocolate, and bitter licorice. Thick and hearty, yet soft and smooth. Overall, this is a great quaff.

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4.64/5  rDev +5.5%

Big thanks to tom10101 for this bottle...

A: Pours a deep dark black with one full finger of dark khaki colored head. The foam fades fairly rapidly, leaving a thin clingy layer of bubbles across the top of the beer. Excellent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is roasted malt, toasted chestnuts, milk chocolate, coffee, and a touch of sweet vanilla. Smells excellent.

T: This beer starts out sweet and creamy with milk chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallow. The coffee notes of this beer dominate in the middle, but the beer remains creamy. As it moves to the back end, I get a lot of roast and toast. It tightens up with big dark chocolate bitters, and burnt toast. It's wonderful.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet and creamy to start, silky smooth in the middle, and gets almost bitterly dry in the finish.

O: Excellent beer. One of my favorites. I can't believe it took me this long to finally review it. I need more of this as soon as possible.

trxxpaxxs, May 21, 2013
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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,780 ratings.