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

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3,960 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,960
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 523
Gots: 598 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

phishphorce, Sep 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Rutager for this one.

A: 1/8" brown head that dissipated quickly over black liquid.

S: Dark roasted coffee beans, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts.

T: Bitter pine and grassy hops, roasted malts, bakers chocolate, with clean yeast and caramel in the finish.

M:Creamy medium level of viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation.

O: An excellent creamy imperial stout in many ways, more bitter and dry than sweet.

DaftCaskBC, Sep 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

st9647v3, Sep 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

RustyP, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Altenor, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

t0rin0, Aug 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

dnolan36, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jpbebeau, Aug 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Gehrig13, Aug 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

IsaacHolmstrom, Aug 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

GeoffreyM, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Braseltonage
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. Bottle poured into a Maudite goblet.

Pours pitch black with a dense caramel head with reasonable lacing.
Big coffee aroma. Roasted malt, burnt sugar/toffee smells as well. Really sets the tone.
Full bodied, espresso laden flavor upfront. Coffee dominates initially, fading to a robust roasted malt complexity. Excellent creaminess, but not cloying. Finishes is that of super dark cocoa and rich coffee with cream.
Mouthfeel is perfectly balanced for a beer of this ABV. Not over carbonated, small bubbles. Rich and dense without going too far. Easier to drink than you initially think.
I've been up and down on the du Ciel beers I've had, but this is genuinely fantastic.

Braseltonage, Aug 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

JBarx, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Mark000, Aug 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

schteve825, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

manutdfan, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Domeshot14, Aug 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

hiphopj5, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of barczar
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black color with a solid one inch milk chocolate head that is frothy and dense, lingering a while, and leaving sheets of lacing when it dissipates.

Aroma is intensely coffee dominated, with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and an almost caramel sweetness adding complexity. Hints of dark fruits lurk in the background.

Flavor follows suit, with intense roasted coffee carrying throughout. Chocolate, dark cherries, and rich malt flavors balance fairly well. The coffee flavor is not at all acrid, as I've become accustomed to in inferior coffee stouts. There's a slight nuttiness that emerges as it warms.

Body is fairly thick, smooth, with minimal carbonation. There's a touch of dryness at the finish.

Overall, probably the best straight coffee stout I've experienced. Put this beer in a bourbon barrel, and it would rival bourbon county stout or kbs.

barczar, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

HopsJunkiedotcom, Aug 07, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- The beer pours a very soothing hazelnut brown, which is very nice for this type of beer. Makes me feel as if I am sitting down and about to enjoy a nice cup of warm coffee. Resembles a very foamy Americano. Very effective look.

S- First whiff that I get is of the alcohol, the scent is very strong and the alcohol does overpower the other smells a good amount. Once I get past the alcohol though, I get some scents of warm chestnuts and hazelnuts. Coffee bean is the next scent, not all that subtle, but the alcohol does really overpower everything.

T- First taste is something like burnt chestnut and hazelnut, the darker grittier taste must be brought out by the coffee bean. Dark chocolate is the next taste I get and very strongly. Later, towards the very end of the tasting, I get a strong mocha coffee flavor. Alcohol is present strongly throughout the whole thing, but it works so well with everything else that it almost resembles an irish creme coffee. Highly evolving flavors. I still think that the Aphrodisiaque stout is the better beer. But this is a quality brew regardless.

M- Silky smooth and very syrupy but not in a bad way. The texture of the beer is thick, almost making it somewhat chewable. Very effective, makes you feel like you are eating a chocolate covered coffee bean.

Overall, very good brew and probably one of the best Dieu Du Ciel has on offer, but the Aphrodisiaque stout is better. Hope I can find this again after I leave Canada.

sennin, Aug 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

mmmaaattt, Aug 05, 2012
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,960 ratings.