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

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

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,236 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3236
Reviews: 1585
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%


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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bball208

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this seems to be a stout that doesn't get the attention it deserves. Aroma is ridiculous, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and more coffee. This is actually is some ways, more impressive than bourbon county, just that it's so incredibly bold without being overwhelming. This is a fantastic stout, a MUST try. If you like stouts, this should rank in your top 5, beer snobs included.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 19:17:33 | More by bball208
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kylelenk

Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap a few times at Avenue Pub, NOLA.

A-Nice midnight black pour with a mud colored head that quickly dissipates into a little lacing on the circumference.

S-Holy coffee. Holy dark chocolate. Holy smoked malts.

T-A dominating coffee profile that is mixed well in with the chocolate. Probably one of the more coffee forward beers I've ever had. Slight hints of tobacco. You get a bit of a lactose taste reminiscent of espresso with a splash of milk and sugar.

M-Extremely light in carbonation. Very easy to drink and forget about the ABV. Doesn't leave your stomach feeling too thick.

O-Very very good.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2013 01:50:57 | More by kylelenk
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a coffee brown creamy head that quickly dissipates. The head is not very large but rises enough to be about one finger. The beer itself is a nice dark chocolate black-brown with some nice sheen on the surface and a slick appearance.

Smell:
The beer smell has a a tiny hint of alcohol but it is quickly overtaken by the other smells. The other smells consistent primarily of coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. The primary notes mix well with each other and the alcohol complements the smells well. Some other smells as hints of hazelnut and a bit of a tarty dark fruit also make an appearance.

Taste:
The beer taste is dominated by strong coffee notes with hints of dark chocolate in the midtaste. Additionally, the beer has a slight mineral taste as well but works for the beer. The coffee taste dominates the palate and leaves a nice aftertaste. Slight hints of dark fruit and hazelnut that are barely noticeable. The alcohol also makes an appearance towards the end of the drink and lingers a little bit in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
The beer is full bodied with very little carbonation. The feel is very smooth and slick such that it almost feels creamy or as if I'm drinking a thick milk hot chocolate.

Overall:
An impeccable beer and absolutely wonderful for when it's cold or looking for something to relax you. I only wish this was at least a seasonal beer instead of a rotating one.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 03:14:38 | More by HattedClassic
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black with a small fizzy dark tan head that reduces quickly leaving nothing behind, it looks like a glass of coffee

S- huge roasted black coffee aroma up front, reminiscent of fresh espresso. Some underlying aromas of hazelnut, dark chocolate bar, charcoal/smoke, toffee, dark cherry juice, leather and cocoa. Nothing stands out, it just meshes nearly perfectly together

T- big explosion of espresso beans on the palate with some earthy/herbal flavors, there is an amazing pure chocolate sweetness that kicks in mid-palate, literally tastes like melted dark chocolate. This transitions into some dark fruity notes with some smoky charred wood, a long linger of bitter chocolate and Sumatra coffee

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a smooth warming finish, ABV is hidden quite well considering its potency

O- one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had, the coffee and chocolate lingers on the palate long after the finish. The meshing of coffee and chocolate is up there with FBS and I find myself continually sniffing the glass. This is an amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:31:36 | More by Treyliff
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had the opportunity to have this on tap at the brewery itself, which was quite a treat.

Small pour of midnight black...small dark brown head....fairly tight. Smells nice...a lot of espresso there and some chocolate notes. Tasty and straight forward.

One thing that strikes me is how smooth and creamy the mouthfeel is. Really feels like a dessert beer here on the tongue. Taste wise, it definitely has the coffee in bunches there and the typical dark chocolate notes...but what I'm struck by is how pleasantly sweet the beer is. There aren't any real bitter notes to speak of here....it isn't really roasted....it's just smooth, creamy, and rather sweet. So tasty, this is what I wish coffee stouts were ALWAYS like!

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2013 01:32:07 | More by NODAK
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 30, 2013.

It pours deep black with a small but lingering beige head that eventually fizzles down. Opaque.

Everything about the aroma screams subtle. There are dark roasted malts and coffee but nothing that is in my face.

Medium body and reasonably smooth.

The taste is like the aroma with a dark malty character, mild sweetness, and more earthy bitterness at the end. You wouldn't know this to be a 9.3% ABV beer because the alcohol is non-existent. Yet while is has some good Impy Stout characters it is definitely not in your face.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 23:17:07 | More by puboflyons
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black as motor oil but not as thick, some imperial stouts just pour thicker this one in particular comes off thin and so does the tan head is produces, maybe 1/4" off the body settling to nada before the first sip.

Smell: Robust hit of coffee with a nutmeg type of infusio to go with it. Its a tad light but honestly you can't stop sniffing it.

Taste: Complex and sweet, the feeling of espresso with pieces of super dark bitter chocolate. Honestly it gets better and better you go down further into the glass, borderline perfect.

Mouth: You know maybe after the third sip you realize that this brew comes off a notch dry, like coffee. One thing i have to give props to is the stickiness to it, like gum under your shoe.

Overall: I have passed this up o the shelf many times at one of my local beer spots and absolutely will not ever do it again. It isn't my favorite imperial stout but definitely hits the top five.Chuck the money and buy a bottle....Salud!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:16:32 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Furlinator

California

4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque black with a faint khaki head that quickly fades to a only a thin ring on top that leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is of huge brewed black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and faint vanilla. Very inviting.

Taste is of black coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and maple syrup with a slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is silky smooth and heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

Impressive big coffee and dark chocolate aroma and flavors combine with a velvety mouthfeel. A world class breakfast stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 08:51:55 | More by Furlinator
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an Elysian snifter. A two bottle vertical of a fresh 2013 bottle and a properly aged 2009 bottle.

2013:
Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours pitch black with leaving a thin tan layer and ring around the glass, leaving light lacing bands. Nice aroma of tasted malt, chocolate, coffee and hints of vanilla and dark dried fruit; light liqueur alcohol. Flavor of rich toasted, lightly charred malt, aromatic coffee, chocolate, light nuts. Finishes with charred coffee and malt, light hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A beautifully balanced and flavorful coffee stout. Touches all the expected toasted / char malt and rich coffee notes with all well melded.

2009:
Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours opaque black with light patchy tan foam and a ring around the glass that leave a surprising amount of speckled lacing. Nice sweet toasted malt, vanilla and dark dried fruit aroma, reminiscent of a high quality mild stout, but more complex. No evident coffee nor alcohol. Flavor is very well melded toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, wood, coffee char, hints of dark fruit. Finishes with distinct coffee and almost the same level of light hop bitterness as the fresh bottle. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. This aged bottle has lost some of the bright toasted malt and coffee notes, but has all the flavors very well blended with light woody character as if it were barrel aged (probably oxidation elements, but much more nicely balanced then the typical cardboard flavors of aged beers). I am pleased by the survival of the coffee and hop character of this aged stout. It has aged very nicely and become even more balanced (and the fresh one is well balanced) and interesting. This is a world class stout. I intend to age this one again.

This is one of my favorite breweries and this only cements its place in my heart.

The score is a blend of both vintages; they are quite different, but no score is very much different between the two.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 05:15:23 | More by LiquidAmber
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle bought from Brewdog's online shop

Poured blacker than black even when held up to the light... Dirty burnt brown head poured a big, thick bubbling mass then faded fairly quickly to decent thickish covering.. lots of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Strong roasted coffee to the fore, leathery and slightly sooty, charcoal notes, toasted bread, chocolate maltiness, Tia Maria liqueur, vanilla, burnt toffee, treacle, earthy / cardboard hints, some buttery traces, light nuttiness, some light date and black cherries fruitiness, alcohol just noticeable...

Taste - Lots of charred roasted dark chocolate malt bitterness mixed with strong espresso coffee, sooty, vanilla, some faint piney hops, earthy, toffee, toasted nutty sweetness, some treacle, faint anise

Feel - Smooth and fairly creamy... medium to full bodied... a pretty quaffable brew for 9.5%...

Overall - An outstanding stout... I've read about this one since i first got into craft beer and i wasn't disappointed now that i've finally got to try it... highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 09:04:29 | More by mdagnew
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 4.75 - This is a great looking beer that's very dark brown/black, basically completely opaque with a thick wholesome head on it. Great lacing.
S - 4.75 - Super intense coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, vanilla, definitely creaminess to it. This is one amazing smelling beer.
T - 4.75 - Very mellow coffee, chocolate, creamy flavors. This is the cafe mocha of beers.
M - 4.75 - Strangely light mouthfeel for an imperial stout, but in a good way. Alcohol is present but appropriate for the style. Aftertaste is alc, roasty malts, and coffee.
O - 4.75 - This is a great imperial stout and has is unique. It does have a lot of coffee flavor, which is obviously the whole point. Great beer

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:17:26 | More by ISmith87
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into snifter 6 4 date code

Pours a beautiful thick black with a tiny tan head, good lacing. Smell is coffee upfront with some chocolate notes. Taste is coffee, but not as bitter as a lot of coffee stouts. I also get some milk chocolate and vanilla. Silky and smooth. Full bodied with a low amount of carbonation that works well with this beer. Overall excellent stout worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 02:01:41 | More by Jas45678
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BenHesk12

California

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found a 12oz bottle of Peche Mortel at a local high quality bottle shop in San Francisco. Poured into a snifter, the brew had no head whatsoever, and amazed me with its pure thick dark black color. Carbonation is medium-strong and offers contrast to the thickness of the beer. Peche Mortel smells like espresso more than it smells like beer. No strong recognizable hop aromas come through, just the beautiful dense smell and flavor of pure dark chocolate and espresso. The beer truly hides the 9.5% alcohol well, even while warming. Toffee is also the only recognizable third flavor besides chocolate and coffee. This is a deep dark imperial espresso blast; a complex offering that is a peak example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 08:03:25 | More by BenHesk12
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spoony

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 340 ml bottle into a snifter. A five and eight are notched into the label in some sort of date code. Reviewed from notes dated October 24, 2013.

A-The pour is thick and heavy with about one and one-half fingers of medium-brown foam to start. Retention is decent; at over two minutes there is still a thick cap. A bit of lace clings to the glass. The brew is inky black. Good-looking stuff.

S-The smell is, as you might expect, coffee-forward with nice roasty, semi-sweet chocolate scents, too. Unlike some coffee beers, I detect more beans than brewed coffee here, which adds to the roast flavors and reduces the bitterness. In addition to the coffee, I smell a bit of anise and dark berry fruit, like blueberry.

T-The taste is smooth, creamy, and rich. I taste milk and dark chocolate, brewed coffee, cocoa, and a bit of vanilla. I also taste some of the licorice flavor I smelled. It is not as intense as I had hoped, but not a bad brew by any stretch.

M-The feel is thick, substantial, and carbonation is low. Hearty and excellent for the style.

O-This is a very good beer, but perhaps because my expectations for this brew were high, I felt a bit let-down. The coffee flavors are nice, but a bit dull and metallic when compared against the best of the style. On the other hand, the balance between coffee and beer is nice and unlike some beers, you don't feel like your drinking charred, bitter coffee grounds.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 03:54:51 | More by spoony
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RaulMondesi

California

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, not only did Raul do it, Raul did it well and good.

Now, the main man himself ain't too knowledgable about anything French - poutine at that - but what Raul became well versed with tonight was Peche Mortel; and if all the homies could, they would scream, 'Oui Copain!' I mean, this thang is poppin' like it was fresh on the Oregon Trail and got lock jaw. Chocolate, coffee... and the 'roasty' flavors are subtle, yet sublime.

So, like the girl across the counter whom poured Raul his beer; I see you peepin' me girl, and just like Peche Mortel, I like you too.

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2013 06:14:59 | More by RaulMondesi
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a Bells snifter.

A-About half a finger of a tight, creamy, mocha-colored head. Beer leaves its mark on the glass. Pours quite dark, though some light is able to get through on the edges.

S-Like a friggin' shot of espresso. Coffee and roastiness dominate the nose. Some sweetness is there, and comes out more as it warms, but the roast dominates.

T-This beer makes sure you know that it's an imperial coffee stout. So much espresso. If you don't like coffee, don't even think about drinking this beer. I like coffee. And I love the flavor on this beer. Some dark chocolate is present, but this is an espresso bomb.

M-On the lighter side of a full-bodied stout. There is slight carbonation, but not enough to make you question this beer's status as an imperial stout. The espresso will not leave you alone, and just stays in your mouth... I ain't mad.

Damn good beer. I stuck one in the cellar, but I'm questioning whether that's really necessary. Not sure of the age on this one. Can't imagine it's too old. This beer is brilliantly bold. The name, when translated, means "mortal sin." I heard a person say once, "If you don't love your sin, you're not doing it right." I love this sin.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 04:42:48 | More by jbwimer
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JohnG190

New York

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black with small tan head. No retention and not much lacing to speak of. Aroma redolent of coffee and cocoa. Beautiful aroma. Dark roasted coffee dominates the palate. Lots of dark, toasty notes on the tongue, bitter but not harsh. Hints of vanilla, dark cherries, and licorice come through mid-palate through to the finish. Nicely complex and exceptionally smooth. Nice warming from the alcohol. Medium bodied with little carbonation. Overall, an extremely well crafted and balanced stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 22:26:43 | More by JohnG190
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JohnnyJam

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Two weeks ago I had my first beer tasting event. At that time, this was served and was not received very well. I decided to by another bottle ($6.99 at Total Wine) and try it on my own to write a review.

Poured from a 11.5 oz. brown bottle with the date code there but smudged and into a snifter. I get 1/2 fingers of head. I reviewed this beer based upon its style.

A: Pours the darkest brown opaque color with 1/2 fingers of tan, crater head that dissipates quickly. Little lacing.

S: Very strong smell of coffee and a little vanilla.

T: Strong coffee and coffee. It is like having an iced coffee with alcohol in it. The alcohol to be sure is well hidden, though.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. It is a sipper, though. So strong is the coffee infusion that it cannot be enjoyed any other way. I can enjoy it somewhat by sipping. Very warming.

O: First of all, I don't care for it and I would not have it again. This is a perfect example of Personal Taste. I don't really get the rave reviews. I like Deschutes Black Butte Porter but this is not a style that I will probably gravitate to.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:49:27 | More by JohnnyJam
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Left at room temperature for thirty minutes before pouring. Black but translucent, visible yeast that I carelessly let slip into my glass... OOPS. It's okay, this beer looks damn fine. Caramel in color, a decent head forms but dies rather quickly with no lacing.

The nose is all coffee and boy does it smell good. Faint phenol, roast and chocolate.

When I taste this I think of a well made cappuccino, pungent espresso flavor and aromas, softened by frothed milk. Bitter chocolate with a burnt flavor, like the edges of a brownie pan when they've been left in the oven too long. Subtle smoke, the finish isn't overly bitter or astringent, it doesn't dry ones mouth out completely like many others of the style. Very well done.

This beer is as full of body as it is flavor. Balanced and enjoyable until the very end. I would go as far as to say that this is one of the best coffee stouts I have had that has not been aged in a barrel.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 20:47:51 | More by MarkJBurch
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Auraan

Arizona

4.61/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a deep, pitch black, with a thin ring of tan head. The body is deep and beautiful, an obsidian gem, but the lack of any real head is slightly disappointing. Scents of coffee, roast malt, chocolate and slight soy sauce. A nose that is quite coffee heavy, predicting the beer's flavor. Flavors of black coffee, espresso and roast malt. Slight undertones of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. The black coffee and roast malt biterness linger on the aftertaste The flavors greatly increase in intensity as the beer warms, becoming very rich and satisfying. It's incredibly forward on the coffee and roasted malt, which is excellent. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, quite a good sipper, despite it's 9.5% ABV there is no alcohol warmth present. A very good feel, silky, thick and satisfying. Overall this is an amazing Imperial Stout, showcasing it's coffee overtones above all else. It does doing an excellent job at showcasing the rich, deep flavor of quality coffee mingled with the roasted malt of a fine stout. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 06:53:58 | More by Auraan
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- Pours a deep black/brown with small layer of chocolatey foam.

- Huge roasted coffee nose, with some hints of a strong stout beneath.

- Very coffee forward with a strong roasty mouth. Taste resembles ground esspresso at first, but then turns into full bodied stout. Definitely tasting, but also lacking balance with overpowering coffee bitterness.

- Overall a quality beverage, no doubt, but also too bitter/unbalanced. I can imagine the barrel age ones add a lot to balance the coffee and provide complexity.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 03:41:54 | More by deschutes_fan
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MCain04

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Vault Brewing snifter.

Pours a dark brown body with a thin tan head of half a finger thickness which dissipates quickly with minimal lacing.

Smells of roasted whole coffee beans, burnt toast, vanilla, cacao, and toffee.

Taste is heavy on coffee and roasted malts. Surprisingly bitter, both from hops and coffee. Not as much on the chocolate or vanilla taste as the smell might suggest.

Feel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated, dry finish. I prefer my imperial stouts thicker, coating the tongue more than this.

Overall a nice coffee stout which I enjoyed but not a top-ten for the category by any means, and I'm surprised by the level of hype this receives.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 04:09:38 | More by MCain04
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roger617

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter.

A: 4.25 Pours rich thick black with less than 1 finger of khaki colored head that reduces slowly and leaves some lacing.
S: 4.0 Strong coffee, up front and lingering. Very slight hint of vanilla.
T: 4.25 I mainly get coffee out if this, not much else. Certainly gets less harsh as it warms up, but I didn't get much outside of coffee and roastiness out of this.
M: 3.75 Carbed well, surprisingly a little thin for how it poured.
O: 4.0 If you like beer in your coffee, this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 20:21:46 | More by roger617
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.5 fl oz bottle poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter glass

A- Pours a big mocha brown frothy head, 3 fingers worth. Head dissipates slowly, very sticky lacing. The color is pitch black, absolutely no light coming through this one.
S- The aroma is amazing, one of the biggest coffee aromas i have ever smelled in a beer. Big roasty notes, roasted coffee beans, malt, roasted dark cocoa.
T- Big big coffee taste, love it, like drinking straight up cold coffee, big roasted notes, bitter cocoa, slight chocolate taste but very minimal, roasted coffee takes over this one.
M- Big mouthfeel, this one coats your palate with nice coffee notes, very sticky, taste lingers for a while, well carbonated.
O- I've only had this one time before back when i first got into beer, and i was too much of a rookie back then to really appreciate this one. I love this beer, and wish it was more available in the States. If your a coffee lover this is the beer for you. The alcohol in this one being at 9.5% is no where to be seen. Highly recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 03:09:41 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: black as ink with foamy brown head.

Smell: dark roasted coffee, almost burnt. Also a slight cannula cream smell.

Taste: SO much coffee. Not much else besides that though.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, very smooth, slightly oily finish.

Overall: Asolutely amazing coffee stout. One dimensional, but when the brewery perfects that one dimension, there isn't a need to be complex

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 21:38:21 | More by maDUECEgunner
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,236 ratings.