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

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3,532 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,532
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 503
Gots: 531 | FT: 60
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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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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Jet black. No light shines through this bad boy at all. Poured into an oversized wine glass. produced a one finger coffee-cream head that doesn't want to leave. Swirling the beer easily brings back the head after it goes down a bit. Nice sticky lacing on the swirl, too. An impressive start. Throughout the session a small cap always remains. Lacing is great, and the head quickly reforms after swirling.

Nose: This reminds me of Dogfish Head's World Wide Stout, which worries me a bit because that beer was so over the top on taste that I couldn't finish it. I still enjoy the smell though. It's very boozy. Sweet, rich malt with a definite coffee presence here. A little cocoa and huge crystal malt presence. Dark fruits like plum and fig stand out.

Taste: Slick and smooth coffee flavor with some cream and caramel. Big lingering coffee bitterness. This kind of tastes like the cuban espressos my brother-in-law makes, which is to say it is freaking delicious. It's more subtle than I thought it would be. It doesn't aim to beat the tongue into submission like some American beers tend to do. There's some rye breadiness in there, too. Just a really smooth sophisticated flavor to this beer. It is just really well done. As it warms, some fruit cake flavors some through. Raisin and bread finished with espresso. Yum! I don't know what I was expecting from this beer, but it wasn't this, and it's very, very refreshing. This beer is a perfect after dinner beer to me. Just replace this with coffee after a big meal, and I am perfectly satisfied. Subtle, sophisticated, balanced, delicious, and very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: This is thinner and more carbonated than any big stout I've ever had, but it is not disappointing in the slightest. It is not syrupy, and honestly I could have another on of these because of the mouthfeel. Moderately carbonated, but definitely more carbonated than most of the style. Delivers the beer exactly as it should, I think.

Overall: This is the last of the big beers that I've been tasting for the past couple weeks. I think I've assaulted my tastebuds enough and I am ready for some less demanding beer for a little while. This was the perfect beer to end with, though. It is definitely a big beer. It's got a lot of flavor, a huge coffee profile, definite alcohol strength, but it just carries it all off with this sense of easy refinement that is very refreshing and inviting. This beer doesn't challenge you to drink it, it welcomes you, and after feeling like I was entering into a boxing ring with a lot of the beers I've tasted recently, this is a welcome experience. I highly reccomend you grab some of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 16:48:06 | More by etaggie09
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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

nearly black in color, minimal wispy head, thin ring of bubbles around the edge. nose is a huge coffee bomb, woodsy-oak undertone, some hints of vanilla and chocolate.

taste - coffee, coffee and more coffee. i'm not a huge coffee fan, but this is well done with minimal bitterness. warm maltiness, the chocolate malt backstops everything. great mouthfeel, a hint more carbonation would be appreciated.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 02:46:47 | More by robbrandes
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Quebec (Canada)

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

Poured from a 341 mL bottle on Oct. 3rd

A- The pour is a thick pitch black with a foamy brown head leaving a thin lace after a while.

S- Exquisite blend of espresso, dark chocolate and booze. Roasted coffee and vanilla.

T- Espresso coffee bitterness is the main component of taste. Some dark chocolate bitterness and sweetness also. Yet years from the sweetness of Péché Mortel's little sister, l'Aphrodisiaque.

M- Closer to heavy than medium bodied. Somewhat carbonated. Really drinkable for the high abv.

D- Dieu du ciel's signature. One of the beers that opened my eyes to good beer. A great way to end a meal, substituting for dessert.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 01:58:32 | More by ctgui
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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my founders snifter

a- pours pitch black with two fingers of dark tan head. Retention is very solid.

S- aromas of semi sweet chocolate and fresh brewed REALLY good coffee burst from the glass. A note of cherry cordial blends in the middle. Subtle roasty character with a touch of alchohol and coffee bean on the finish.

T- big roasty flavors right out of the gate. Bakers chocolate, espresso and coffee bean seem to engulf the palate. Agressive bitterness of roasted malt blends with a hint of sweet herb. A noticable alcohol on the finish with a long lasting coffee aftertaste that won't leave. This is one hell of a beer that showcases the coffee with finesse and grace.

MF- oily full mouthfeel with a heavy body and soft carbonation.

D- Moderately drinkable but I can't help bit go back for another sip. It's delicious.

Overall a superb coffee stout.

Overall a superb imperial coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 02:56:13 | More by Viciousknishs
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3.6/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into my Kuhnhenn snifter.

A - Pours a completely opaque, deep brown, with about a finger's worth of tan head. Head retains briefly, but retreats to a light coating at the top with a nice line around the edge. Very nice looking.

S - Super coffee up front, roasty malts, and perhaps the most subtle hint of chocolate and vanilla both. Not much of a hop profile to it, but definitely harsh burnt roasted malts. Reminds me of a hazelnut coffee, with a dash of cream in it. Yum.

T - Follows closely from the nose, but with more of a chocolate character. Definitely still very heavy on the roasted malts. Pretty harsh alcohol character, complimented with a light, creamy vanilla backbone. Almost a milk-like flavor. Finish has a hint of cherry, in addition to the very harsh alcohol bite. Leaves a bitter aftertaste thanks to the roasted malt profile. Not quite as good as I remember it being the first couple times. Perhaps it's better super fresh?

M - Harsh alcohol bite, almost the entire way through. Really does not hide the booze well. Also has a milky, thinner body to it. Would prefer it a bit thicker.

O - Overall, this is not quite the beer I remember. I will definitely need to revisit this one when it first hits the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 00:17:55 | More by MarkIntihar
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4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Super dark with just the right amount of lacing. It looks fantastic.

Smell - Slightly burnt coffee aroma. It's an imperial coffee stout, and you can tell before you even take your first sip.

Taste - The taste is exactly as advertised. It's a perfectly balanced imperial stout only to be enhanced by that wonderful coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel - Nice full body, goes down smoothly. Very drinkable.

Overall - This is a world class beer. It is incredibly well balanced and definitely one of the best stouts that I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 02:08:51 | More by baconbourbon
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3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with a small tan heads that recedes into a small wisp leaving lacing down the glass.

Smells of coffee and also some sweet chocolate.

Taste is of bitter roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. A bit less complex than I was expecting.

Mouthfeel is a closer to medium than thick.

Good beer, but not as good as the ratings for me. Maybe my palate is spoiled by a constant supply of Founders stouts. I'd rather have a FBS when in a coffee stout mood.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 23:22:04 | More by jmarsh123
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District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

Pours very dark coffee brown with a finger of nice, solidly packed dark khaki head which sticks around for awhile and leaves a modicum of lacing. Smells very good: medium roast coffee and chocolate malt, some cola, cashew, and dark dried fruit, with a surprising amount of vanilla bean. Taste is big roasted malt and a lot of coffee, leaving behind a bit of roasted bitterness and coffee aftertaste on a medium length finish. Smooth, medium-low carbonation and medium body. Overall, this is a really solid coffee stout, well balanced and good flavors. I can see putting this in the regular rotation, if I had easy access. Pairs well with dessert in place of coffee.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 05:49:50 | More by pmarlowe
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4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5oz into a tulip. Pours a silky slick deep rich brown, minor coffee color head, minimal head, minimal lacing.

Yeasty aroma is backed by alcohol, but not solvent, and spicy roasty coffee.

Big flavor, bittersweet chocolate covered espresso beans with a phenolic touch. Pronounced hops in the pleasantly minor bitter aftertaste that lingers in a most welcome fashion. Full bodied creamy mouthfeel.

the brewers of Dieu Du Ciel are obvious in this pleasure

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 19:54:54 | More by impending
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3.3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep black, not much head going on. Aroma was largely absent of coffee and chocolate. Was expecting more from such a higher rated beer. This was just pretty standard and a little boozy.

More alcohol warmth, good chewiness, coffee still largely absent (although I did have this after the excellent Sumatra stout coffee beer). . . some chocolate. Wondered about oats or honey in this. Seemed to be a coffee beer for people who don't like coffee. Simplistic, not aggressive. Did hide the alcohol, which is at a level which could be described as aggressive. A solid beer, but you can get Sierra Nevada stout, an entire 6 pack for about what this costs, and SN to me, is better.

At $6 a 12oz, there's so many better options out there. Thought the same brewery's aphrodite was superior to this one in almost every aspect, if not every.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 21:47:31 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in 09/10, poured into an oversized wine glass.

Pours an opaque black with a moderate tan-coloured head that gets retained as a thick, frothy collar and leaves a bit of lace.

Very bitter aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee create a deep body, but the beer also has an odd acetone or chemical smoke-like smell that's a bit off-putting.

Tastes like roasted malts and chocolate, with a dark fruit--such as plum or date--tone. The coffee flavour really comes through in the finish.

Full-bodied with a carbonated pop on the tongue. Very dry and bitter aftertaste with almost no hint of the ABV. Mild oily sensation on the back of the tongue and throat.

I may have gotten a bottle that either wasn't fresh enough, nor aged enough to be great. The taste is solid, but I can't get past the chemical trait of the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 21:34:13 | More by bryehn
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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Hyde Park Wine & Spirits in Cincinnati, OH. Bottled in January of 2007. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Black with a sizeable tan head which leaves extensive lacing.

S - Milk chocolate and coffee aromas abound.

T - Coffee and chocolate flavors and a sweetness like a milk stout. Moderate acidity.

M - Creamy and smooth with a light carbonation.

A very nice stout. Tastes like a milk stout to me. Could definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 21:22:46 | More by shanblur
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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

For months I have been begging my buddy who orders beer for a local Whole Foods to bring this in. He finally did, and I picked up a few.

A: Very dark. Great milk chocolate colored head. Decent lacing all the way down.

S: Perfection. Dark roasted coffee. Some nice sweet malts. A bit of tannins and dark fruit.

T: Again, perfection. This flavors are wonderfully complex. The coffee is prominent. There are some fruity notes that remind me of fig.

M: Medium to heavy. Low carbonation. A bit of a dry finish.

O: I have a tumultuous relationship with coffee stouts. Too many simply taste like stale coffee, which could be an issue with freshness, but this is as perfect as you can get.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 16:41:51 | More by avaldivia
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New Hampshire

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.5 oz bottle, drank on 9/5

aroma: strong coffee smell, slightly burnt

appearance: no head, pours black into a tulip glass, no lacing

flavor: boozy, strong coffee tones

mouthfeel: smooth, light carbonation

overall impression: good coffee imperial stout, a pleasant taste and smooth, a beer that I've enjoyed in the past and I will again in the future when I come acrossed it.

a beer that I will buy repeatedly

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 12:58:38 | More by BierBliss
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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap in the past and loved it, but it was a bit too cold and I didn't have the time to wait for it to get to a better drinking temp.

Found two bottles and jumped at the chance to try this again.

Looks like a perfect imperial stout. Black as night, a small tan head that sticks around in my tulip glass.

Smells insane...in a good way. Coffee aromas big time but also dark malts and a hint of chocolate and even some dark fruit.

Tastes like it smells, times a million. This has to be my favorite beer. I love KBS and FBS, but for me, this is above and beyond. It tastes like the finest coffee and chocolate and a slight dark fruit hint, but it could just be from the coffee itself.

Mouthfeel is perfect. A sipper but I just want to down the whole thing. This is a true dessert beer. Like a kid with really good chocolate milk or hot chocolate, this is what you get when you grow up.

Drinkability? I could drink this daily if it was regularly available to me. For now I will just grab some everytime I see it.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 14:17:52 | More by forcedlaughter
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New Jersey

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

A - Super black body. Almost like thinned black paint. Faint carbonation noticed upn examination. Crackling brown lace that faded almost instantly.

S - TONS of fresh, sweet, strong black coffee. Black coffee or espresso. Some bitter and sweet notes in there somewhere. A yeasty acidic twang wafting through.

T - Copious amounts of intense black coffee bean and raging espresso. Sharp, strong, bitter, dry and sweet. A bitter vibe throughout, with other dark, burnt flavors barely emerging. The java rules here.

M - So bitter and dry all the way through, just like strong black coffee.

O - This brew hit a grand slam with the espresso/coffee attempt. This is the closest thing to espresso or black cofee without being so.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 22:51:43 | More by BeerForMuscle
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- An inky black that lets no light pass. Nice frothy bown head, good retention. A very fine looking beer.

S- A very deep roasted malt, coffee and not much else.

T- Hits like a ton of bricks. Coffee, deeply roasted malt. Very heavy on the black malt, so much so that it's bitter. The alcohol, can't really hide in this beer either.

M- Thick and oily, alcohol is definitely perceptible.

O- Overall a good beer, although it's a bit over the top.

Interesting that they've added coffee. I think that kicks it out of the stout category and puts it into the 'specialty beer' category.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 00:22:20 | More by IllNate
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle into snifter.

Aroma: Coffee, coffee, and then some. Dark rum, roasted chocolate malt, a touch of vanilla, and some dark vinous fruitiness (compliments of the yeast)

Appearance: Dark black espresso. Tan 1 finger head falls slowly, and leaves foamy lacing.

Flavor: Dark, malty, bold coffee sweetness w/ a bit of pleasant, fruity acidity up front. I'm not used to encountering this kind of acidity in an imperial stout, but it works well in this one, and contributes to the complexity. Smooth, roasty bitterness appears at the end, and lingers for a bit. A touch of alcohol is present in the finish, but not to the point of being "hot".

Mouthfeel: Medium-high CO2 w/ a slight crispness up front, which turns to creaminess. The medium body is definitely lighter than I'd anticipated, but still not bad. The alcohol warms the mouth and throat.

Overall: Definitely one that I'll be seeking out again. The coffee flavor was fantastic in this one! The body was a bit thinner than I'd prefer, but I quickly got over it. All in all, I really enjoyed all of the delicious flavors and aromas that this brew had to offer.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 01:03:28 | More by mdvatab
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4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black with a thin but creamy tan head.

S: Huge roasted malt and dark roasted coffee aroma with some espresso and wet earth. The intensity of the dark roasted coffee is remarkable.

T: Big and roasty. Lots of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a huge amount of acidity. For me, the acidity was a little overpowering and didn't allow much else to shine. Still, a pretty great coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 16:35:34 | More by notchucknorris
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to texasclimber for sharing this one. Still confused why they use twist off caps. Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Black with reddish hues when held up to the light. Topped off with a tan head about a finger thick that fades into a thin lacing over the top.

Aroma: Strong chocolate and coffee notes. Smells like freshly brewed coffee. There is a touch or roasted and smokey grains peaking through the coffee and chocolate.

Taste: Coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy with medium carbonation and a slight alcoholic finish.

Overall: Very impressed as far as coffee stouts go this is easily one of the best I have had and I would definitely recommend hunting one down.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 14:36:18 | More by jamescain
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New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle number: 45 (not sure what this means?)

Purchased @ Tulleys, Wells, Maine

Price - $7.00/bottle

Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin")

A mocha colored 1 inch creamy topping covers this black beauty. Almost looks like it's nitrogen infused. When held up to the light one can see along the rim a ruby redness but overall she's very dark and dense. Sticky with plenty of lacing.

The aroma is extremely roasty with coffee beans and dark chocolate. An underlying smokiness is unmistakable and adds to the depth and character.

The flavor is expresso like with a bitter/sweet finish. Coffee, vanilla, caramel and alcohol are in the forefront. The balance betweeen malt and hops is amazing and perfectly done.

Mouthfeel starts off smooth and creamy followed by a big wave of bitter/sweetness. Low carbonation with a warming sensation in the finish thanks to the high octane.

Overall this is an excellant representation of a coffee infused imperial stout. More of a sipper and something I'll enjoy in the winter when my bones are chilled. Thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 21:30:37 | More by 05Harley
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark black. Not much foam, no retention, no lacing.

S - Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate

T - Tons of coffee bitterness. Not much chocolate flavors which is surprising. Roasted malts. The carbonation really helps to clear the palate.

M - Full bodied. Nice creamy mouthfeel with a fairly clean finish. The abv is disguised very well.

O - Great stout that I'm glad is easy to find in my area. Looking forward to trying Aphrodite next.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 14:22:00 | More by SkiBum22
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4.97/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours a jet black with a tan head that resembles the crema on a perfect shot of espresso.

S- smell resembles a Cuban coffee (colada)... there's a slight sweetness to the nose above just espresso.

T- Taste represents a slight dark chocolate, with a forefront of everything that makes espresso fantastic. A smokey roasty flavor that hangs on your tastebuds, and doesn't let go. How did they hide the alcohol?!?

M- very creamy full body that plays well against the bitterness of the beer.

O- I was really blown away by this offering. This is everything I want in a coffee stout. This is certainly one of my favorite beers. Dieu du Ceil really knocked one out of the park with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 02:37:37 | More by FunkyFibes
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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Great Divide Cervoise Goblet.

A: Pours a wonderful black with very faint dark cherry hues around the edges when held up to light. A light khaki two finger head forms on the pour and slowly subsides into a thin film ring around the glass.

S: A nice bitter coffee bean shines through on the front with some nice light chocolate and some toasted malts. Really blends nicely together.

T: The same bitter coffee hits you on first sip and then quickly mellows out to a wondrous combination of flavors. Light chocolate, semi bitter coffee grinds and a sweet vanilla all mesh together into an amazing combination of flavors. The finish is like dark chocolate melting on the palate.

M: Medium bodied with a light prickly carbonation that feels great the whole way down. The nice sweetness that is left on the palate really compliments the whole beer.

O: I've been enjoying coffee inspired beers a lot more lately and this one is simply great. So well balanced and has a great mouthfeel. I will enjoy this again and again. New goal: find this on draft!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 23:22:57 | More by Treebs
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4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this a few times, recently had it again at a coffee stout sampling. Served out of a bottle into a chalice at around 50 degrees.

Appearance: Brownish black pour with a heaping amount of tan head and lacing, with the crown of foam perched soft and billowy on top of the brew for a good minute or two after the pour. Delightful.

Smell: Definitely a coffee beer, not a beer with coffee, if that makes sense. Big fresh-roasted coffee ground notes, which are really accentuated upon aeration/in the head. The rest of the beer took a minute to find, which the chocolate and roast notes seem to be more beer-like than coffee like, but I could certainly be wrong. There is a slighty pine of hops thrown in there, however, that is very welcomed amongst all the coffee to remind that this, in fact, a beer, and not a cold-press coffee.

Taste: Chocolate java. Rich coffee notes are accompanied by some vanilla, but mainly roast and toasted coffee. I love me some beer with coffee, but the taste here is almost a cautionary tale. Speedway Stout is a perfect example of how to keep your beer tasting like beer while infusing a great deal of coffee flavor. This beer is very tasty, no doubt, but not quite my cup of tea (or coffee) for what I'd want a beer with coffee to shoot for. The sweetness, however, is very nice, i.e. it isn't very sweet. And that is appreciated. Finish is nice as well, with a lingering bit of coffee-chocolate on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Very nicely carbonated, creamy and not too sweet. Bitterness reminds that there are indeed hops here, which were pretty missed among the coffee in the flavor profile.

Overall: Definitely a tasty beer that is very deserving of its recognition as a very good coffee beer. However, compared to the top shelf of beers with coffee, I prefer the more integrated and duet-like offerings, like Speedway or Beer Geek Breakfast/Brunch. Worth trying, for certain.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:13:06 | More by nomomentwasted
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,532 ratings.