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

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world-class

3,878 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,878
Reviews: 1,634
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 524
Gots: 583 | FT: 57
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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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Photo of kwakwhore
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blackest of black pours with a dark tan head. Subsides quickly but leaves lacing on the glass.
Smells of roasted coffee and chocolate with something a little smoky.
Roastiness persists in the flavors with bitter chocolate and espresso dominating. Not overly complex but everything that's there is really good.
Goes down very easily. I'd drink another of these if I had one.
Very good stout, one of the best impy stouts I've tried in quite a while.

kwakwhore, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of ludachris
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to TheHammer for this one. This marks my first beer of the new year as well as the last of my christmas break and a late birthday present to myself.

Bottle to snifter, served at cellar temp.

Pours a thick and oily opaque black with a 1 finger deep tan head that quickly recedes leaving dots of lace.

The nose is big and potent with strong notes of coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, sticky dark fruits, molasses, and hints of caramel.

The sweetness of the dark chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, and molasses are all still there but are lessened by the strong presence of fresh espresso which leads to a bitter and dry finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, rich, and oily; coating the palate. The balance is superb with the sweet notes being strong but not cloying and the espresso presence being very pronounced but not too bitter with everything tying together to create an excellent, perfectly balanced stout. This one's a sipper for sure, but the drinkability is scary with the high ABV very well hidden and the mouthfeel being velvety smooth.

An exceptional stout to say the least. Big flavours, perfect balance, excellent mouthfeel, and a ridiculous drinkability. DDC is a world class brewery and this beer proves it.

ludachris, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as sin (appropriate) with very small chocolate highlights. Smallish Sandy head that fades somewhat rapidly, although considering the ABV, that's not surprising. Big coffee and espresso notes on the nose, followed by a bit of booze and dark fruit. Roasted and smokey notes are there too.

Taste is extremely robust.

Big coffee, slight alcohol, some chocolate, hint of citrus, slight bitter kick, a blend of roasted and pale malt flavors, some woody/earthen notes, and a nice warming finish with a bit of alcohol, coffee, and slight hop bitterness. For such an outrageous beer, this one is wonderfully balanced. Extraordinary body on this one, just very full and coating, without being syrupy and sticky. Creamy and velvety. Tremendous. Drinkability is great, especially considering the ABV. I could slug this down, though I want it to last for quite a while. I guess the closest thing I could liken this brew to is an amped up Founders Breakfast Stout. The finesse in this brew, however, is far superior to FBS (in spite of FBS's greatness). Definitely one of my favorite stouts, especially in the non-BA category.

LordAdmNelson, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of mullenite
2.7/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Glassware - Over-sized brandy snifter.

Appearance - Pours a very dark black with some very dark red highlights. There isn't too much of a head to speak of, even after a very vigorous pour. There are some bubbles however, they are floating around the outside of the glass and are scattered through the top of the beer. Rolling the beer around the glass shows off some very nice legs and leaves some really nice lacing.

Nose - I could smell this beer across the room while setting up the pictures, it is strong. Lots of roasted barley notes, alcohol and really dark coffee. Very dark, strong coffee. This is a coffee stout for sure and a hard one to contend with in the nose.

Taste - Astringent bitterness coming from the coffee flavor with a strong, burnt coffee aftertaste. Very bitter and very aggressive. I think it's actually a bit too much for me. The alcohol, the malt, any semblance of flavor is completely annihilated by this burnt coffee flavor. This one is clearly not for me.

Mouthfeel - The body is on the heavier side of medium (or the lighter side of heavy... whichever) with really nice carbonation. The beer finishes a little sticky which I normally wouldn't mind but the flavor of this stickiness is burnt coffee.

Overall - This beer has a lot of potential, maybe this was a bad batch but I really could see myself enjoying this if it were more than one dimensional bitterness.

mullenite, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of animal69
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a deep cimson edged black w/ a thin lt. brown cao which dissipates quickly leaving a decent coating in my snifter

S- a vinous alcoholic dark fruit on top of everthing else, some dark roasted malt smell, burning caramel w/ a hint of floraln hops

T- taste is mainly coffee and roasted malt, a touch of earthy wood and some sweet dried fruit (cherries perhaps), nice combination of hop & strong coffee bitterness, alcohol does make an appearance but not overly boozy, the more i drink it the more i like it

M- a rich, full bodied beer w/ moderate carbonation

D- quite drinkable despite the ABV, a very addictive brew

animal69, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of Winter
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thick brown head that thins to a mere surface covering. Aroma consists of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, molasses with some peat also. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth. The initial taste has a dark roasted malt flavor with heavy vinous notes. What follows combines flavors of burnt malt, dark roasted coffee and molasses. The finish has an interesting smokiness to it. There's also a slight red berry or dark wineskin taste that emerges toward the back also.

A complex sipper would be an understatement. This imperial stout has a lot going on in it's flavor profile. A little less coffee flavor than I was expecting. Still a great RIS to try despite the price.

Winter, Jan 03, 2010
Photo of Mavajo
2.8/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours black with a thin brown head that fades rapidly, eventually disappearing entirely. No or minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, with coffee and chocolate...and smoky. Good enough. But then comes the taste - and that's where something went wrong. I don't know if it was my bottle or my palate, but the predominant taste at play was smoke. Just plain smoke. Maybe it could also be interpreted as charred or burnt. Either way, it was overwhelming. Behind that, there were notes of coffee and chocolate and maybe prunces, but compared to the burnt smokiness, they were downright subtle. Smokiest RIS I've ever had. It made it almost completely unpalatable. I'll have to try it again to see if there was some weird factor at play here, but I did not enjoy the taste.

It was like drinking burnt wood and charcoal in a burning house. Completely overpowering and smothering every other taste.

Mavajo, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of Lldeegan
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark hazelnut brown to black in color with almost no head, just a halo of khaki colored foam that leaves little lacing. Gives off a roasted coffee smell, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits (prune, raisin). There is some smoke in the nose as well with some woody earthy olive notes. It was a delicious first sip, with deep chocolate and coffee flavors that are beautifully subtle. Smooth roasty flavors of coffee merge into a dark chocolate finish with a comforting warm alcohol finish that lingers. The flavor plays well with a rolling sweet throughout going from roasty to bitter coffee to sweet booming once more. This is a very good beer. It is rich and complex, subtle yet very bold when all the aspects of alcohol, coffee and chocolate combine in a delicious harmony. It has a slick mouthfeel, chewy, full bodied and leaves a stick on the mouth with residual warmth relative to a barrel aged beer.

Lldeegan, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My brother picked this one up for me at Phillipe's in Lafayette. Great find.

Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is strong black coffee with some roasted malt. Flavor is similar with a lot of coffee and some bitterness. Also get some dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium-thick and very creamy. This one lived up to the hype.

Mora2000, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of Lunch
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 11.5oz. bottle purchased at The Wine Source in Baltimore, MD into my Darkness snifter (graciously picked up at Surly by kbutler1, thanks man!) at the appropriate temperature (12/29/09).

A: Pours a deep oily black with just slight mahogany edges when held up to the light. A small cap of a cappuccino foam dissolves quickly to almost a haze leaving no lace whatsoever.

S: Excellent bouquet of fresh espresso and dark chocolate along with a roasted malt. Some tinges of milk chocolate and cocoa are present as well.

T: Exceptional flavor containing notes of fresh coffee, espresso, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate malt, and some brown sugar. There is a slight bitterness and sweetness that help to add complexity and balance.

M:Very full-bodied with smooth and creamy carbonation. Perfect for the style and extremely rich yet well-balanced.

D: Incredibly drinkable as the flavors are well balanced and rich. The 9.5% abv. is hidden expertly never showing itself at in the slightest.

Overall this was a truly a wonderful Imperial Stout that certainly lives up to the hype. If only this were not $5-6 per 11.5oz. bottle, I would drink this quite often. Thanks again Kevin for the Darkness glass that is so well suited to Imperial Stouts. Highly Recommended.

Lunch, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz bottle poured into a Nonic. 9.5% ABV, "Bottle Conditioned" Space for notched numbers on the label (two sets of 0-10) but the only thing notched was the first 0.

A - Peche Mortel is clear on the pour but completely black in the nonic. A large, three-finger head rises from the depths inducing a beautiful trickle of cascading beer. The result is a dark tan head with great retention and thick, patchy lace on the glass.

S - This is one of the most intensely roasted malt noses I've ever smelled. Black patent and chocolate malts give it a dark, brooding bitter and dry scent with lots of dark coffee bean to boot. A hint of brown sugar and molasses deepens the aroma.

T - The dark roasted malts are even more sinfully dark, robust, and bitter than the nose lets on. The hint of brown sugar and molasses are still there but are nearly lost amidst the chocolate and black patent roasted maltiness. The coffee, which tastes more like espresso, is equally as robust adding a dark bitterness to the brew that balances almost perfectly with the initial overly booziness. A very nice tasting imperial coffee stout.

M - Full-bodied and robust with a moderate carbonation level, the real complexity of this beer's mouthfeel is in the dryness. At points the coffee and robust malts can be almost chalk-like or cocoa powder-like in texture. The finish is bitter. Just a bit too much of a good thing here?

D - A nice imperial coffee stout I'd love to enjoy more (if it were a bit lower in price) but proves to be a slow sipper. Nicely done. If you spy this one, pick one up but make sure you like coffee.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of TerryW
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At 9.5% this is one you want to sit down for. And then stay seated.

Pours beautifully. Dark dark walnut brown with a big firm dense head. The head slowly dissipates to a heavy film and on the way looks deliciously like an ice cream float. Curtainy or spotty lace along the way. A very appetizing look to this beer.

Smells like a coffee liqueur. Coffee, chocolate and malt. Very rich and sweet smelling with the high alcohol content very nicely managed. Mm-mmm.

Sweet and syrupy, medium mouthfeel. Lots of coffee, chocolate and toastiness. Bitter lingering finish, but without the drying chalkiness that you get with many porters. Borders on being a barley wine in character, but does a much better job of handling the high alcohol content and takes away any boozy harshness.

Not for quick drinking. Suitable for lingering over and savouring. A stern, but well made and enjoyable beer.

TerryW, Dec 29, 2009
Photo of Crittervision
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this in the closet for six to eight months probably.

Dark, dark brown with a light tan two-finger head with a vigorous pour.

A roasty coffee aroma dominates enough to mask anything else that might be there.

The taste is mildly bitter and super roasty. No burnt coffee taste here at all. Just nice and roasty. I'm surprised the coffee flavor has held up so well after half a year or so sitting. I've had other coffee stouts that were amazing fresh but really degraded to super bitter after just a few months (aces and ates in particular). So, pleasant surprise.

Mouthfeel is slightly acidic, most evident on the back of the throat. It's pretty creamy for the most part, but two sips seemed pretty thin, perhaps as the head fell and carbonation was lower, not completely sure... I think the carbonation is really aiding the creaminess.

Drinkability is pretty high, alcohol is practically absent. If there was more going on than the huge coffee profile, I'd find it to be more drinkable. A quality beer but one is plenty for me.

Crittervision, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of Fish113d
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served into a tulip slightly chilled from a 12 oz bottle, it pours a dirty motor oil black with hints of ruby tones. A 2-finger-thick chocolate colored head forms at the top. I wait about 5 minutes to actually take a sip, and I notice the head has not changed one bit!

Aroma is of roasty, bitter chocolate and coffee. Burnt coffee is the best way I can describe it. Some butterscotch also comes through on my nose a bit as well. not terribly complex but very pleasing.

Expecting a bit of sweet coffee (caramel mixed with coffee) but this is not what I expected. A big hit of roasted malts and coffee hit my palate very hard. It gives way to a sweetening on the finish. Not as dry on the finish as expected, and not boozy at all for 9.5%.

Feel is very nice. Roasty and dry up front, but a nice chewy cold-season brew.

Awesome brew to drink. I wish I had a 22 oz. It'd make a nice brew to have a few to warm you up on a cold winter's eve.

Fish113d, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of burnstar
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful black with a huge tan head that is very persistent. Awesome bitter coffee aroma with a bit of chocolate and a hint of underlying sweetness. Huge but very pleasant coffee taste. Dark roasted malt. Significant bitterness from the roasted malt and coffee. Maybe a touch of hops in the finish. A bit one dimensional but actually the coffee flavor has a lot of complexities. Very good creamy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable for the strength. I wasn't expecting this to be so good but it just works really well.

burnstar, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of tjd112
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured into Sam Smith nonic

Appearance: Pitch black body, poured a huge 1 finger tan head with lots of lacing. The head was some of the thickest I've ever gotten.

Smell: Coffee-bomb, that's all I have to say

Taste: While the smell is coffee-bomb, the taste is chocolate-bomb, like drinking some unsweetened chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with slighty dry finish.

Drinkability: Like liquid chocolate, a real sipper

Overall: C'est tres excellent!!!!

tjd112, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of womencantsail
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to t0rin0 for gifting me this one. I've really been wanting to try this one out.

A: A 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is thick and black as night. There is a small mocha colored head on top.

S: Wonderful, robust aromas of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, and a slight bit of alcohol (bourbon).

T: The coffee really comes through strongly on the palate. Also, quite a nice roasted malt and bitter chocolate flavor. The finish has a mild vanilla flavor to it.

M: The level of carbonation is moderate, and the body is very full, thick, and creamy.

D: A dangerously drinkable Imperial stout, the alcohol flavor is practically non-existant. Great coffee flavor and very smooth on the tongue.

womencantsail, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Chico1985
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

**12/19/11**

Had this recently at a stout tasting, and while this is still a great beer it's a little one-note on the coffee for me. If you want espresso in beer form this is your best bet, but having it next to Founders Breakfast Stout and Beer Geek Breakfast, I seemed to prefer when the coffee is part of a bigger picture. 4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5/4.75

*original review - 4.5/5/5/4.5/4*
I've been waiting a while to try this. I was going to go to Julio's to pick it up, but I surprisingly found it at Table & Vine a few days ago, so that saved me a trip. I drank it while eating eggs, bacon, and rye toast with apple butter, and it fit pretty well. Pours black with a decent tan head that leaves lacing all the way down. Smells of bitter coffee. Taste is quite amazing, big coffee taste obviously, a little bit of chocolate and vanilla. Alcohol is pretty much undetectable, the intense flavors cover it up very well. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth and more or less perfect. Founders Breakfast Stout blew my mind when I first had it, this is very similar so it didn't have the same effect. It's a tad pricey but I will be buying this again in the future. Excellent.

Chico1985, Dec 24, 2009
Photo of natelocc787
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good coffee stout but overrated. Nice head with very tiny bubbles like a thick mousse or whipped cream. The nose is bitter roasted coffee beans and ethanol. More espresso shows up in the taste with some roasted malt character and burnt dark chocolate. Not as complex as I'd hoped and the mouthfeel is that of a nitro can. The feel was medium thick, but thin on flavor and low on bubbles. Almost like it was sitting out open for a few hours. The mouthfeel is subdued; if the bubbles were sharper the beer would be better.

natelocc787, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of JosephLondon
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to a great trade with clockwerk, I have the opportunity to enjoy this incredible Stout.

Pours a burnt-brown to a light black while making its way into the glass. This quickly recedes to a pitch black liquid with no highlights when held to light, when the glass is filled. A frothy dark beige head sits atop the brew that gives way to decent lacing.

I love gourmet coffee and that is what is prominent in the nose. In the background is roasted caramel malt and not much more that I detect.

The taste is phenomenal, like a coffee pie with graham cracker crust. Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel has done an outstanding job in blending the coffee with this brew to make it not too much and just enough to not go overboard. I detect a tad of alcohol and a bit of hop bite, just enough to compliment the brew wonderfully.

The mouthfeel is thin for me. I am used to the RIS style, so don't put too much merit on how I judge the mouthfeel. I will say it is a smooth finish that leaves me wanting another gulp! I was warned to let this one warm, but I don't want to! Which brings us to drinkability.

Considering the powerful (coffee) stout this is, I am shocked at how well it drinks! I don't care what others have said, I could drink all four of these tonight with ease!

JosephLondon, Dec 23, 2009
Photo of punkrkr27
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with a 1 finger tan head that fades quickly to a thin ring. Coffee, brown sugar, molasses and semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Lots of bitter black coffee and dark chocolate flavor with hints of raisins, alcohol and some faint vinous quality. Great depth and balance of flavors. Oily full body with lots of carbonation.

punkrkr27, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The pour is pitch black with a beautiful dark brown really thick and creamy head that dissipates slowly leaving a little lace.

S: Lots of strong coffee, just the way coffee should smell like. Some chocolate and roasted malt. Dry and bitter.

T: Complex, roasted almost burned dry malt. Lots of strong coffee together with bitter dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa. Some vanilla in it as well.

M: This creamy beer is full-bodied with light carbonation. The long-lasting aftertaste is bitter, so very bitter. A bit alcoholic feel to the brew.

D: This is a very complex and "heavy" beer. It got almost everything you want in a Imperial Stout. Some parts of the taste and smell is a bit more than I expected, but in the best of ways.

Evil_Pidde, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of elgiacomo
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, black in the glass with a big brown head. Reduces to a whispy ring with a little bit of lacing.

Aroma is big coffee, very nice and inviting, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee bitterness.

Flavor is more of the same, a lot of coffee with bitterness, chocolate, some licorice, roasted malts, very nice.

Mouthfeel is full with low carbonation.

An excellent coffee stout!

elgiacomo, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of theboozecruise
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass. Dark chocolate color with a strong head, little disspiation and a good bit of lacing.

The aroma is pure coffee. This take 'coffee stout' to the extreme on the nose, with hints of chocolate behind.

The taste is more of the same... BOLD coffee overtones dominate the beer, the chocolate stout is an afterthought. It's really pretty good, I promise!

Give this one a try if you get the chance, I promise you will enjoy.

theboozecruise, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of EPseja
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle in a snifter at cellar temperature.

While there are dating numbers on the label, there is no notching at all. Oh, come on! Why bother with printing it if you're not going to notch it? Regardless, I've been sitting on this bottle for about a year, so it's at least that old.

A - Even with a soft pour, a deep cocoa-colored head erupts into a velvety soft blanket, eventually subsiding to a microbubbled mat that retreats to the rim. The beer itself is deep and dark, with crimson hues visible during the pour. Lacing is sparse and uneven.

S - BAM! Coffee -- not quite as refined a scent as an espresso... more like some super home-brewed high-octane java... the kind where you ignore the one tablespoon per cup suggestion and push it to two. An organic, semi-woody note is also apparent; sort of like chicory. Also, dark bittersweet chocolate. Coffee grounds.

T - Dark, heavily roasted malts with an unmistakable, oily coffee presence. Some sweetness is definitely present, but in very restrained fashion. A boozy alcohol kick is present in the middle, but it's like getting kicked with a fuzzy slipper rather than a combat boot. Very dry in the finish, leaving a chalky tongue feel, an unsweetened cocoa aftertaste and a warm belly.

M - Vibrant and active on the way in, puffing up in a way that at first seemed too aggressive. Big tingly bubbles quickly tame themselves and become softer and creamier, amazingly avoiding what could have been a very gassy swallow. Throat coating and massive.

D - A definite evening sipper, there is no mistaking that this beer is the product of lots of brewing time and effort. To me, it's a bit one-dimensional and could definitely stand a touch more depth. Still, it's a standout in its class, but definitely NOT to be compared to bourbon barrel-aged versions of the style.

EPseja, Dec 19, 2009
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 3,878 ratings.