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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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3,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,959
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 522
Gots: 599 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Scottz5, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

j1knapp, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ObeMaltKinobee, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

phisigben, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jwelsh, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

duff247, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

imperialking, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of leaddog
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Very dark brown almost black in colour. No chance of seeing light through this one. Pours with a very thin tan head.

Smell- Roasted coffee beans almost like espresso. Vanilla aromas and a slight hazelnut aroma comes through.

Taste- Powerful roasted coffee flavour predominates. There is a hint of cocoa as well. ABV is quite noticeable in this one. Slight bitterness at the end but very pleasant.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with slight bubble tingliness. Overall, quite smooth.

Overall- A really nice flavoured Imperial Stout. This has been on my want to try list and has lived up to the hype.

leaddog, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

CelticAleMan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Sirbaron
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this offering on brisk winter night out of a 11.5 oz bottle. Presents midnight black with a small dark brown head. Light to no carbonation with excellent lacing. Smell of toffee and coffee with lingering sweet notes. Taste is wordclass. Robust sweet espresso that lingers just long enough and masks the 9+% ABV very nicely. Thick on the palate as it should be with this style. If you have chance to try/buy this one its a must!!! Even better on tap.

Sirbaron, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Coleybeerman, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

jackie7787, Dec 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -20.5%

mcb4538, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

kevflaherty, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

BillDrinksBeer, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

rpaul2012, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of scottyg354
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black. Like motor oil. No light can bee seen through this bad boy. Nice small head. Medium lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and coffee. Dried Raisins. Slight booze. Really nice, sweet notes.

T: the smell on this one is really misleading. Coffee and toasty characters dominate this brew. Slighty boozy but no bad. Some dark chocolate on the back end. Not as sweetl as the nose would lead you to believe. Slightly rich mild hop bitterness.

M: light carbonation. Smooth. Heavy and lightly creamy.

O: Go for it!

scottyg354, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

GimmeGumballHead, Dec 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

bacher468, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review no. 300! Cue the streamers and confetti.

A 21 month old bottle that pours just shy of pitch-black. Half inch of creamy head sinks to a thin band. Lacing is solid; still visibly carbonated.

Heavy complex aroma, with roasted malt, booze, strong coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of sourness. The taste is even better; the coffee, which is diminished in the aroma of this somewhat older bottle, is still highly prominent in the taste. Profound and vivid flavor of freshly roasted beans, lots of quality bittersweet chocolate but little sweetness, noticeable but pleasant booziness. Subtle sourness underneath and a touch of vinous, wine-like flavor and a drying finish not unlike a Cabarnet.

As this sits and warms the bitterness becomes more prominent, as do the sour and drying aspects. Carbonation is on the low side but still has a little life in it. This is not an overly thick or viscous-bodied beer. Slightly sticky but not over the top.

A very interesting, deep beer with a lot of layers; has a sort of quasi-Belgian vibe to me, combined with the big time coffee hit. Wish I could find this one a bit more often and easily in my neck of the woods and that it was a little more affordable when I do.

tobelerone, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.6%

drewburning25, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

chase2634, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Stocean1
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally came across this one. Poured a billowing near three finger head into a pint glass. Great retention with sticky thick lacing. Deep brown in colour.

Lots of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and grassy hops.

The taste follows the nose with some herbal qualities. Not boozy in the taste this nails the coffee perfectly. Bitter on the back end, it also a little smoke and wood.

Full bodied with little carbonation this brew has a nice balnce between grassy bitter hops and coffee malt. It is dry and warm from the booze. It is soft on the palate as it caresses your mouth.

Overall, a top tier brew that I am glad I finally found at the LCBO. Cant believe I walked by the 4 pack all week thinking it was the tail end of their stock of corn du diable.

Stocean1, Dec 11, 2011
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,959 ratings.