Style: Coffee Imperial Stout
Dieu Du Ciel! Péché Mortel
What the brewers say
“Péché Mortel (French for “Mortal Sin”) is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavors. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Roasted malt and coffee, reminiscent of espresso with a very subtle sweetness. Nice roasted malt character with a touch of sweetness that provides hints of dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. The coffee character is strong and stands out.”
Flavor: “Dark roasted coffee flavors up front, almost bordering on burnt, yet not astringent. An intense dark chocolate, cacao nib front, with a balance of moderate coffee flavor. Some fruitiness, raisin, dates, dark cherry. Finishes roasty and slightly bitter. Finish is very estery, almost Belgian, with moderate alcohol heat.”
Overall: “Intensely sweet, chocolate layered with moderate coffee notes. This is a strong, bold, coffee-forward stout that will be most enjoyed by coffee fans. The coffee flavors come through as dark, bold roasted coffee beans and leave a lingering roasty bitterness.”
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