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

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Ratings: 3,902
Reviews: 1,636
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 523
Gots: 586 | FT: 58
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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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Photo of BigDank
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Starts off with a nice nearly black pour into a goblet with a a medium bodied dark tan head about half an inch and dissipates in seconds leaving some minor lacing. Smell is of strong coffee with slight hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Alcohol sits at 9.5% giving it a bit of a kick but worth it all the while. Flavor is excellent with the coffee standing out tremendously but very well balanced with the other ingredients. I would have to say this is the best beer provided by Dieu Du Ciel and have drank it several times and hope there are many more to come. I revisit it regularly and have several in the basement aging just to see if it develops to be anything different. Can't wait to see what comes of it if anything. This is definitely not a beer to miss out on. If you have a chance to try this delicious concoction, take it.

BigDank, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Kudos to the LCBO for bringing this beer in. $3.80 a bottle is a good deal too.

Before I opened the bottle I gave it a swirl and the top of the neck was temporarily coated in oily liquid. This beer is thick.

Pours obsidian with barely a glint of amber light showing around the extremities. The rocky tan head dissipates quickly but coats the glass in lace ridges and patches. the aroma is *shock of all shocks* of coffee. Delicious fresh dark roasted arabica beans, mingling with cocoa and even some caramel/maple syrup. The taste is tremendously intense with espresso richness mixing with hot chocolate powder, high quality dark chocolate, anise, acrid black malt, and a soft, complimentary alcohol. Hops are in the back but perform their function dutifully. The mouthfeel is inifitely thick and velvety with soft carbonation. The finish is like a mocha latte with some hop leaf and pretty much no alcohol flavor that would betray the 9.5%.

This is one of the great Stouts, scratch that, beers in the world. Rich, complex, impossibly easy to drink. A must try, especially if you like coffee.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of ShogoKawada
3.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Dark, dark, dark. Very nice mocha head. Not much lacing.

S- Coffee beans. This is unappologetically a coffee beer. Very intense, very strong, very inviting. Pretty dead-on coffee aroma... smells like a strong iced coffee.

T- Impossibly coffee-like. More so than any other 'coffee' stout I've ever had. The taste is dead-on, from the acidity to the bitterness in the finish. Truly one-of-a-kind. Where's the beer?

M- A bit syrupy, a bit sluggish, would have liked more carbonation. Still, kind of nitpicking, though, really good overall.

D- Moderate. Almost too much like a coffee. If you like coffee in your beer, you will go nuts for this one. I really enjoyed it, although I don't know if I'll be seeking this one out again... maybe I like my beer a bit more beer-like. The abundance of coffee has decimated any so-called 'beer qualities'.

ShogoKawada, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of mintjellie
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

An inky black abyss subsumes the mocha froth floating above it. This beer is a black hole - not even light escapes. It smells of black coffee, dark chocolate, and sweet caramel. Maybe even a hint of condensed milk. Alcohol is apparent in the aroma. The taste is coffee, coffee, coffee with hints of the chocolate and caramel found in the nose. There's just enough sweetness to balance out that intense black coffee flavour. Dark roast bitterness lasts long into the aftertaste. This wasn't just brewed with fair trade coffee beans, it was brewed with lots of them. The alcohol (9.5%ABV) is warming, and I can feel my cheeks beginning to flush. Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Each mouthful leaves you looking forward to the next.

I wanted to open another as soon as I finished my first. I have class tomorrow, so I wont. I really want to though. I want to buy more and hoard it jealously, but I'm not sure if I could hold onto it long enough to consider it hoarding.

mintjellie, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of Travlr
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark maroon color with thick off brown head, good lacing and sustainability. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee with notes of espresso. Taste is reminiscent of burnt espresso, when you leave the pot on the stove too long. And the finish, unsurpisingly, is coffee.

Travlr, Oct 20, 2009
Photo of bobsy
4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've now had the good fortune to try this beer on cask, on tap and in bottle, and this review is an average of all three versions. The cask is by far the best (and in some respect is seems like a completely different beer), while the bottled and kegged version seem to be equivalent.

As it pours a slightly satanic aura emerges with a cloud of mocha bubbles transitioning to depths of midnight black. What a majestic appearance! A super thick cake of a head leaves heavy sheets of lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. The only fault I can find is that it would be nicer to have a slightly thicker cap come the finish, but this seems like a minor quibble

Aromas of coffee, cream, chocolate and caramel waft enticingly upwards and the first sip cannot come soon enough, but it is worth taking the time to appreciate the intense bouquet the brewer has crafted here. While I wouldn't describe the coffee aromas as that of an espresso, I would say that there's a nice dark roast in here, and I'm curious what they use. What also impresses me is that the coffee is not allowed to overpower the other elements in the nose, and it immediately strikes me as more balanced than most coffee flavoured beers.

The taste is of an extremely smooth, and perhaps as divine as the aroma suggests. Creamy dark roasted coffee, with some cocoa powder and alcohol in the aftertaste. Dark fruits and Christmas memories linger in the background. Whippings of milk chocolate cut the coffee bitterness and bring things to a delicate and beautiful balance. The cask version takes this up a notch, and the intensity of the coffee, cream and chocolate becomes almost dizzying. The mouthfeel is just amazing - heavy and viscous, yet delightfully smooth, and again, the cask version takes this idea and runs with it. The intensity of the flavour combines with a weight which gives the impression of table cream to create a truly decadent experience.

What really marks this beer out is how ridiculously drinkable it is. Without doubt its the best coffee beer I've had, and certainly the best coffee accented imperial stout. The flavours are in perfect balance, and there's just enough sugar to cut through all of the coffee roast to make it insanely easy to drink. Péché Mortel is widely viewed as the best offering from this brewery and the best beer out of Canada. It should be considered one of the best beers in its class in the world.

bobsy, Oct 19, 2009
Photo of clockwerk
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a 12oz bottle.

A - Black. Black like the vacuum of space on the fringe of the universe. I held it up to the light repeatedly and nothing got through. It's opaque. It also poured a nicely proportioned mocha brown head which eventually receded into a ring which left some nice lacing.

S - Coffee, Chocolate, more coffee, some other malty smells, and more coffee. It's really nice coffee though.

T - BOOYAH! That's coffee! Really, if you're a fan of coffee, this stuff is mind blowing. It's the purest essence of powerful espresso in a beer. It's borderline to a coffee liqueur. The flavours are very deep and require a slow and careful sipping for maximum enjoyment. Slight hoppy bitterness follows mingling beautifully with the lingering coffee flavour preparing the palate for the next sip.

M - Definitely of the heavy side. It's very smooth and velvety with mild carbonation but even a little feels like a mouthful.

D - I don't know what to say about this. I'm not even sure I understand the relevance of this category. No, you can't drink a lot of hit. It's rich and decadent like a chocolate fudge cake. You only want one slice, but that's hardly a negative. So I gave it a 4.5 because i wasn't sure what to put. It goes down smooth, but it's intensity will burn you out.


This beer to me is the essence of "doing one thing extremely well". Yes, the beer is one dimensional, but it's a bloody amazing dimension. I really see this beer shining most when paired with food. The easy way would be paring it with a rich chocolate for dessert, but I think it could really shine next to a Vindaloo or some other extremely pungent food as it has the fortitude for pretty much anything. Be daring.

clockwerk, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of wiseguy142
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nothing particularly awesome or bad about the appearance... it's good tho.. I guess it's kind of hard to get the appearance of a stout wrong. Very foamy head that sparkles... looks like styrofoam at first. Pitch back. In a guinness glass of all glasses so it looks like I"m drinking guinness. A very expensive, French-Canadian guinness.

I like that in the aroma you can tell that they used actual coffee and that the aroma isn't just coming from the malt. A strong blustery aroma of vanilla and coffee served over ice... I intentionally let my bottle sit out for a while to warm up so hopefully it isn't too cold. Very sweet as well, a little syrupy just in the aroma which is weird but not unpleasant. Reminds me of an imperial stout I did at home.

Taste is great at first but fizzles out short of the "Founders Breakfast Stout Coffee Bonanza" that it otherwise reminded me of. Very strong espresso taste blends with some chocolate towards the end. You can even get a faint hint of British hops accenting the flavor. Pretty damn nice. No real roastyness or stout flavors are very aggressive other than the coffee, which we know doesn't come wholly from the malt. Seems like there's a normal stout underneath the coffee that just sort of backs it up.

Mouthfeel is creamy, but neither pretentious nor cheesy. Blends perfectly well with the coffee and the alcohol.

This is my new go-to impy stout when I can afford it since we don't get Founders here. Thank you Canada.

wiseguy142, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of STEG
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pored pitch black with a sand colored head, smell was good with a bit of unpleasant soy saucy aroma in the background but it smelled mostly coffee and toasted walnuts. Taste was heavy on the coffee/espresso with a bit of smokiness towards the end. This stuff is smooth and pleasant to drink, Im contemplating having this with breakfast some morning. It tastes like 3/4 coffee 1/4 stout. The abv is extremely well hidden making this an easy drinker.

STEG, Oct 18, 2009
Photo of CityBoy1986
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

The pour is solid black with only a hint of brown hues. Two fingers of brown head linger for a while and leave a nice amount of lacing.

The strong nose is of coffee with hints of chocolate. The alcohol is very apparent as well. The taste is coffee, coffee, coffee, chocolate and more coffee. At times it is sweet, like someone has put in a few lumps of sugar while at other times it takes on a more bitter flavour, but at all times coffee is there. Can't really ask for more in a coffee stout.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick and creamy. It wasn't hard to drink one bottle, but the alcohol started getting to me toward the end. However, this is definitely a sipper.

This may very well be the best beer (or at the very least stout) that I have ever drank. If at all possible, try it.

CityBoy1986, Oct 16, 2009
Photo of rpstevens
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a dogfish head signature glass.

The beer is pitch black with a thick mocha head. As the head fades it leaves a persistent foamy and oily lacing.

The smell is roasted espresso and bitter chocolate, there isn't much else to it, but the scent is really strong and inviting.

The taste is roasted malts that usher you quickly to a strong coffee flavor. Beyond the coffee the flavors fade to a bitter chocolate, then a milk chocolate, and finally more coffee, I also pick up a bit of coconut in there, but it's fleeting. The aftertaste of this beer is worth noting, I can't tell if I have had a sip of coffee seconds ago or a sip of beer. The intensity of the coffee profile is excellent.

The beer is thick and full bodied, but well carbonated. The 9.5% abv is well hidden by the strong flavors, this is a very good coffee stout.

rpstevens, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of McDiddyPop
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Thanks to my pops for picking this up while out of town.

Peche Mortel pours black with the creamiest tan head, starting at one finger thick and dwindling to a thin ring. Spotty lacing. A bit of dark ruby at the edges when held to the light.

The smell is all coffee up front. Fresh grounds followed by a hint of caramel/ toffee sweetness and rounded out with a touch of dark chocolate. Deeeelicious.

Tastes just like it smells. Wonderful dark roasted coffee grounds. Very bitter and roasted finish, like a strong espresso. This is the most coffe-forward coffee stout I have yet to experience. This beer defines the style for sure.

Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like. Perhaps a bit too carbonated for my taste, but still a very solid beer overall. Drinkability is very high given the ABV and style. If only I had this available in my area, I might just have to start my morning with this one.

McDiddyPop, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of Daniellobo
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An extraordinary coffee stout. Marvelous imperial craft, making a top coffee reference in brewed form.

Presentation: 11.5 oz bottle. Contemporary fantasy design and illustration (a la Dave McKean) around the image of a snake over an Eve. Short front description and brief side narrative generally noting main ingredients and intent. Does shows date of bottling (there seems to be a side numbered calendar with the faintest of scratches on 0 and 9 but it is not clear), and shows Alc. by Vol. (9.5%) Poured into a snifter.

A - Black body with an opaque pour that gives a short-lived brown creamy head that dies with minimal lacing and a thin ringed surface cap.

S - Beautiful dark bitter roasted coffee aroma, with malty nuances and a distant memory of a chocolate touch.

T - Bitter and bitter-sweet identity. The malt provides the base for the coffee to bond through without losing any of its identity and gaining the stout backbone complexity.

M - Softly full bodied, with medium carbonation and very smooth.

D - Very nicely drinkable in particular if you enjoy dark roasted coffees, espresso-like with its own original bitter nuances interwoven with a malty stout.

Notes: Part of the hype is justified: it is a notable and quality brew. The employment of fair trade coffee would feel more like an actual incentive and not a borderline frivolity if it specified from where or what they are using, in this form it feels gratuitous but tastes all right. A total sipper for coffee and stout lovers. I have a couple of coffee friends I want to share the next one with.

Daniellobo, Oct 13, 2009
Photo of infi
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

Upon prying open the cap, an immense roasted coffee aroma arose from the bottle. Highly appealing on the nose. Appearance was thick and slick oily black with one or two audible 'glugs' emitting from the bottle. A nice thick and dark toffee colored head rose from the brew and was static for only a few minutes before dying down to a thin cap. Nice strands of soapy lacing appear after each sip as well. Roasted coffee is predominantly the heaviest on the nose with some maltiness to it. The alcohol is quite noticeable in the aroma too.

The taste is very much full of the roasted coffee as well - astringency and all. Black coffee with no sugar or cream constructs the majority in the flavor profile that falls back on a melted bittersweet chocolate essence. Sorta like a truffle for dessert. Caramel and cream kind of hint their way towards the end as well and ends with the burnt coffee bean bitterness on the tongue. Very delicate, yet still as complex. Alcohol is actually masked pretty well; I couldn't taste much of it.

Mouthfeel has a milky and smooth feel to it. Medium- to full-bodied at best with not much of a carbonated presence. No complaints here. And the drinkability is well-deserved. As the winter approaches, this is definitely recommended for the season.

A great brew for all coffee fans. Absolutely worth the high honors.

infi, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of Long813
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

G: Pint

A: Half an inch dark mocha tan head, which dissipates into a thin film. Nice lacing with every sip and a pitch black body.

S: Roasted dark coffee, dark chocolate, caramel.

T: Most evidant is the dark roasted coffee beans, followed by bitter chocolate and caramel.

M: Thick and creamy, low carbonation with a strong alcohol presence

D: The flavours in this beer are phenomenal, but the alcohol is very prominent, making this hard to drink more of. It's a great beer on occasion or for dessert.

Long813, Oct 10, 2009
Photo of BeerImmediately
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was a tough one to rate - great complexity, and a true coffee stout (vs. double/imperial).

Pours with a copper hued deep brown color, resulting in surprisingly large 2f, creamy tan head slowly fading to thick film. Tremendous lacing.

Smell has some sweetness but mostly a wicked bitterness - intially coming thru with tannic red wine qualities, and then moving on as it warmed to bittersweet chocolate and coffee beans.

Flavor is of raw tobacco leaves, coffee beans, bitter bark, and a touch of balancing bittersweet chocolate. The intensity of the flavors do a nice job to mask the alcohol.

For all the previously mentioned bitter qualities, the mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth. Perfectly carbonated. Pleasant aftertaste.

Drinkability is large, but make no mistake, this is a sipper. I love big beers, but would have trouble going thru more than 2 of these due to the bitterness.

BeerImmediately, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of TheKingsOfHop
4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.5oz bottle poured into pinot noir wine glasses:

A: Very little head, but what can be seen is mocha in color. The beer itself is espresso dark coffee with a touch of milk chocolate.

S: Roasted coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate w/ a hint of oats, and warm caramel.

T: Rich black roasted coffee flavor which is followed by a sweet chocolate taste. There are also hints of vanilla/caramel, but the coffee is definitely more in the fore front, and making itself known in this brew.

M: Thick and creamy like whole milk in a glass jar fresh off a farm. That left the most delicious after taste present in your mouth well after the beer had been consumed.

D: This beer is one of our favorites, and we could easily drink a few of these in one night. If you like coffee/beer this is a must have.

The Kings Of Hop

TheKingsOfHop, Oct 07, 2009
Photo of mjl21
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Comes in at 9.5%. No bottling info is given.

A-Pours pitch black with a 3/4 finger sandy head that is active and bubbly for a decent amount of time. The head eventually rests at a nice filmy layer.

S-Dark roasted malt dominates the nose. There is also a fair amount of sweet chocolate that is present. It smells of good, freshly roasted coffee. I find a lot of coffee beers to smell more like a pitcher of coffee that has been left sitting out for hours. As it warms I get some molasses and vanilla.

T-There is some definite bitterness from the coffee and roasted malts. The coffee flavor is a lot more subtle than I expected from the nose. The sweet chocolate is very prevalent on the finish. It has a good coffee aftertaste. Caramel and vanilla flavors come and go throughout the session. All of the flavors come together very nicely im this beer.

M-Thinner bodied for such a high abv stout. It is creamy and smooth with a good level of carbonation.

D-A very good sipper that is best enjoyed as a nightcap.

I always seem to miss this one on Bay Area shelves and ended up buying it in New Orleans. This is well worth the hype and a great blended coffee stout.

mjl21, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of jera1350
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Syrupy, motor oil black with a thin light brown head. Head retention is amazing and tight as can be.

Rich chocolate, banana, light coffee and hops.

Deep complexity. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Rich and delicious. Reminiscent of a mocha milkshake. Noticeable hop presence is nice. Dark raisiny fruit. Sweet toasted malt is not burnt tasting which is a plus. Coffee is noticed most at the end. Alcohol rears its head a moderate amount as well.

Full bodied, slick and smooth oil like feel. Enough soft carbonation to keep the flavors rolling. Good amount of heat from the booze. Dry and clean finish.

Not as much of a sipper as one would think. Well hidden alcohol. Hard to set this down. One of the best examples of the style.

jera1350, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of projectflam86
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

800th review for Péché Mortel :)

A- Pours an ink black color with a huge mocha colored head. A bit of scattered lacing on the sides. No light is visible through the glass.

S- Freshly ground coffee beans with some dark chocolate bitterness. A faint whiff of alcohol.

T- Overwhelmingly roasted coffee flavor with bitter cocoa nib finish. Espresso and smoke add to the coffee onslaught. The alcohol is quite apparent and stings a bit upon a large gulp. The slightest amount of sweet malt is noticeable as a small relief to the bitterness of the coffee and cocoa.

M- Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Alcohol isn't very hidden.

D- A really interesting brew that is a must try for coffee fans.

projectflam86, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of bret27
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle to brandy snifter on a lonely night.

App: Jet black w/creamy brown head. Avg. carbonation.

Smell: Best feature. Coffee, tobacco leaves, roastiness, chocolate sweetness.

Taste: Less intense than smell actually. Chocolate, coffee, burnt roasty/toastiness. Alcohol halfway through lingering to end, but not overpowering.

Mouth: good but not overly exciting or viscous.

Drinkability: Good for an IS, but there are better ones w/bigger strength nowadays. IE: speedway, Black Tuesday, Serpent, etc. etc.

Overall: Good for a stout, but for an imperial not as full as I would expect. Smell was the standout of this beer for me. Would be in my top 20 IS's but that's about it.

bret27, Oct 01, 2009
Photo of far333
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brownish black with a thick brown tightly bubbled head that rises up an inch high and stays put.

Aroma of cocoa and molasses, some espresso notes.

Rich and deep flavors of bitter chocolate and espresso, molasses and licorice. Notes of charred bark and smoke. Hints of fruity tang, notes of brandy. Smooth, alcohol does not take over.

Rich and full mouthfeel, finishes a little powdery and tannic. The frothy head is still there, and wraps up every sip with a creamy punctuation mark. Slight warming to the cheeks.

Great beer and drinkable. Thanks to joerodiii for passing this one my way.

far333, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of ltjska04
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been on a coffee stout kick lately and finally picked up a bottle of this along with some Founders Breakfast Stout. There's been a fair amount of hype around this, and with the high price I'm hoping for good things.

This is a thick beer that pours a nice black with brown edges when held to the light and a small head that settles quickly to a brown ring that lasts for the rest of the experience. It smells like roasty coffee. Very pleasant but not quite 5-worthy. The taste is a lot of coffee but not the bitch slap I was expecting. Much more complex than the smell... it's changing as it warms with the chocolate becoming more prominent. The mouthfeel is good and drinkability would be high except there's some alcohol taste towards the end and the price prevents me from buying much of this. Overall an awesome beer; one of the best coffee stouts I've had but not perfect.

ltjska04, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of stewart124
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a full pint of espresso and that is exactly what it smells like. This thing is an espresso stout to say the least. It is proving to be a great nightcap.

Wonderful lacing appears in the glass.

Huge roasted notes and as this warms everything is only getting bolder.

This has a sweet initial taste with a huge bittering aftertaste. The mouthfeel is super smooth and I couldn't ask for more. Toffee and dark chocolate accompany these espresso flavors. This is one intense beer and a grand imperial stout.

stewart124, Sep 28, 2009
Photo of magine
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a almost black brew, with a near brown three finger chunky head - nice lace.

Smells of sweet roasted coffee, malts and chocolate.

Tastes robust and thiner mouthfeel then I expected, has a bitter coffee flavor that really spices the tongue. The roasted malt flavors really shine through as you drink. Nice job of hiding the alcohol. Has a nutty flavor as well. Nice hop presence as well. This beer really warms you as you drink it.

This brew is a sipper, not to be drank to get buzzed - although a few of these will easily achieve that. It is a brew to sit and savor. A very big coffee flavor and aftertaste, very roasted brew. This brew is very good.

magine, Sep 26, 2009
Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
96 out of 100 based on 3,902 ratings.