Péché Mortel Termopilas
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Péché Mortel TermopilasPéché Mortel Termopilas
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,078
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #8,588
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.74%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
25
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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
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Péché Mortel TermopilasPéché Mortel Termopilas
Notes: The Termopilas Péché is an Imperial Stout brewed with the coffee of the same name ! The light roast softens the roasted flavours to let the nutty flavours shine through. The beer is also slightly more acidic than the classic Péché Mortel.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt notes with some floral coffee notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is a good mix of roasted malt with nice floral coffee notes with some black chocolate notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Similar to the regular version and quite enjoyable overall.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Nov-10-2017


A:
Pours a thick jet black with a couple fingers of khaki head. Okay retention; confetti lacing. (4.25)

S:
Rich coffee roast aromas, dark chocolate, green pepper. (4.25)

T:
Nutty, greasy, roasty coffee with some light chocolatey sweetness. (4.5)

M:
Rich, full body with media. carbonation and a lingering, warming finish. (4.25)

O:
This is a very nice beer all told.
I don't know that I can really pick it apart too much from the standard Péché, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Lots of mellow, nutty roast flavors and A clean coffee middle. A delicious beer I'd gladly have again. (4.25)

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the Peche brews that deviates from the original in the type of coffee used. The look and taste matches the classic but the nose beats it. It smells of freshly percolated coffee, like I have never smelled before in a beer. Remarkable. All in all, not much else to add that hasn't been said by the first review. A great beer.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Peche day 2018 4 pack. This is Peche Mortel brewed with Termopilas coffee which is supposed to give it a more mellow coffee flavour and be nutty.

Appearance - This beer pours The same deep black in color as the regular Peche again, The head on this was about 2 fingers and thick bubbly mocha that faded within 5-6 mins to a film over the top of the glass. of the 3 I've tried so far, this one has the least visible carbonation.

Aroma - This I really enjoy , The description was right on point its a nice smooth mellow coffee with some cashew nutty aromas on the back end. Simple to explain and smells delicious.

Taste - The nut flavors are really prominent up front and mesh with the coffee on the back end. The coffee is not nearly as bitter as it is in the original and this is nice and smooth.

Feel - Thick and creamy is the perfect way to describe this beer it is very similar to the latte in terms of feel. This box in general has had some very drinkable 9.5% beers. Damn. The bitterness is very much subduded by the nut flavors and the creamy character.

Overall - Of the 3 I've tried from this box this has to be my second favorite after the latte, This is only because I prefered the balance of the sweetness and bitterness over moderate bitterness with a nutty almost salty counterbalance. All the same they are very close in terms of ratings and if you like strong stouts and thick creamy beers this is for you.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On nitro. Had just after the 2017 Special Edition. I prefer this one. There is a bit of fruitiness present, and the body seems a bit lighter. The usual flavours as well. There seems to be a slight spiciness as well. The 2016 Special Edition remains my favourite in terms of "different coffee" variants, but this is good.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Thin Man Brewery in Buffalo, NY.

This one pours a pretty dark black, with a small head and a bit of lacing.

The aroma is surprisingly fruity and acidic- dark fruits galore, with chocolate and roast as well.

The coffee here is quite distinctive, as it feels a bit more acidic and way fruitier than the normal coffee used in Peche Mortel. I get blackberry, tobacco, chocolate, and pecan, which is delightful. I get a lot of roasted character from the base beer, and a killer dark chocolate tastes as well. There's some raisin, too.

This is creamy, not too thick, but definitely not thin, with a good level of carbonation.

This was the best of the variants that I tried at Peche Day- the coffee here is just killer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8oz glass at Beer Rev YEGDT, the day after Péché Day, which is a-ok with this camper.

This beer appears a fairly solid black, yet with prominent basal bronze highlights, and one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy pale beige head, which leaves some decent defrosting windshield lace around the glass as things very slowly abate.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, further biscuity toffee notes, a bit of free-range roast, some mild oily nuttiness, somewhat acrid black coffee, and a kind of boozy dark stone fruit character. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, gritty toffee candies, a laid-back milky java essence, some muddled black orchard fruitiness, bitter dark chocolate, and a tame leafy, weedy, and well-perfumed verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is damned near invisible in its lackadaisical frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, with just a touch of bitter roastiness taking the sheen off of things here. It finishes trending dry, the big malt and cocoa stalwarts bleeding out.

Overall, it is nice to verify the delta when a different adjunct variant is used in a brew - in this case, coffee. Termopilas is certainty a new one for me, and the unusual bitter character here is testament to that.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ave Pub. This is a slightly sweeter less smoky version of Peche Mortel. The big roasted coffee flavor is there, and so is the dark chocolate bitterness, just not quite as bitter as the original. Wanna say I like it just a touch more.

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Péché Mortel Termopilas from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 25 ratings