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

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3,888 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 1,635
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 524
Gots: 584 | FT: 57
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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Photo of greenmonstah
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with ruby edges, coarse carbonation forms a one-finger tan head with nice retention. Obvious alcohol lacing creating nice fingers.

S - Coffee with substantial fig aromas. Roasted malt and sweetened black coffee.

T - Black coffee, coffee grounds, some alcohol heat, and a finish of deep raosted malts and fine roasted coffee with cocoa. Fig plays a role here, as a background sweetness to round everything out. Not as intensely-coffee flavored as I'd heard, that fig flavor moves it away considerably from that pure coffee profile. Hints of caramel and even vanilla.

M - Full bodied, thick and a little sticky. Bit of alcohol heat. Carbonation level is very low.

O - Overall a fine stout, but not quite what I was expecting. I'd heard it was a coffee bomb and while it certainly has a great deal of coffee flavors, they are balanced with a fig flavor that doesn't pair especially well with the coffee. I'd rather have an FBS, since that has brilliant coffee flavors which are better paired with other characteristics. Same goes for Speedway, I prefer that too. Reminiscent of Mephistopheles, but toned down a bit and with a great deal more coffee, of course.

greenmonstah, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of GripitandSipit
4/5  rDev -9.1%

GripitandSipit, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black chocolate color with a fluffy 1 finger tan head with great retention and lacing.

Bitter chocolate up front on the nose. When swirled a lovely bouquet of mocha and coffee.

Great flavor. Quite a transition of great stout flavors. But most of all this beer just explodes with amazing bitter chocolate and espresso that leaves an amazing aftertase on the palate.

Mouthfeel is around medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I had being looking forward to trying this for quite some time and it did not disappoint at all. A great beer by a brewery that has really impressed me.

MrVonzipper, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Adamostella, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Beezee
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Beezee, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep black with a nice 1 & 1/2 finger tan head. Medium lacing on the glass.

S - Loads of coffee and roasted malts with a hint of dark chocolate.

T - Coffee hits you right away and is followed by a heavy dose of dark chocolate. The bitterness at the end is nice.

M - Not a thick beer, but coats well with carbonation on the medium side.

O - A well balanced Imperial Coffee Stout. I was very surprised how well everything came together and complimented itself.

cvm4, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev -9.1%

IdrinkGas, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of clarkw42
4/5  rDev -9.1%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid the premium on this one. $6.50 from Halftime beverage.com

A - As expected a deep black of a beer with a half inch of dark mocha colored head. Lacing is excellent.

S - Deep smelling I get some strong coffee, roast, and chocolate with molasses and anise. Smells boozy yet balanced.

T - I really love the balanced coffee/roast flavors in this. Rounding this out is some mild coca powder and natural chocolate flavored malts.

M - Medium to heavy buy slick and creamy. Excellent.

Overall this was worth the money, maybe even a revisit if found around 5 bucks. One world class stout.

DrDemento456, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of cosmonick
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

cosmonick, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of cld253
5/5  rDev +13.6%

cld253, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of mnbearsfan
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mnbearsfan, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev -9.1%

GrindFatherBob, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of CarpalTunnell
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

CarpalTunnell, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of bullywee
3/5  rDev -31.8%

bullywee, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -31.8%

jk3, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of AndyTaylor
5/5  rDev +13.6%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of DCon
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 11.5 fl. oz. bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO for $4.99. Poured from the Dark Red/Gothic looking bottle w/ what looks like Echidna (from Greek Mythology) on the front into my 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has Lot 4,5 on the side & "this brew was born in our Montreal brewpub in October 2001". Wish this one was that old of a Vintage!

Aroma- The aroma starts off withs tons of coffee beans and dark chocolate. There is a great amount of strength, richness, and light booziness at the finish. All very complexed and within the guidelines of this style.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, dark brown head that dies fairly quick. Has the darkest brown body (opaque) with tons of viscosity. Leaves thick, dark lacing behind.

Flavor- Very deep attributes starting with malt, chocolate, and coffee. The roast is very dominant until the smooth chocolate comes into play. The coffee is in the background and keeps out of the way of these other two. Light-medium hops are also included and has a Light bitterness level. Awesome!

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, Slick, and leaves light coffee on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very deep but never "too intense" type of Stout. I highly recommend ANYONE picking this one up because of its nice character and unlike other stouts, is drinkable. A delicious, Slick, Coffee Infused with Dark Chocolate Imperial Stout. This is what sums this one up!

DCon, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep dark royal burgundy. Gorgeous.
Smell: a coffee stout to be sure. Also a full creamy character that makes me think barrel aged though this is the "normal" version. Very nice.
Taste: very nicely balanced stout, coffee bitterness. Full on coffee with a very nice roasty, dry balance.
Overall: I'm a die hard fbs freak and this hasn't displaced but damn, it's good.

cindyjeffsmith, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Goosey
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Goosey, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -9.1%

DSlim71, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

oldp0rt, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of lbour
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

lbour, Feb 06, 2012
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,888 ratings.