Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 11/24

Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 11/24 by Cody La Bière
Day 11! This has been in my fridge since April. I finally get to try Dieu du Ciel's famous Péché Mortel imperial coffee stout.. only took me what.. 5-6 years?

Appearance: Pours a dark creamy & black coffee, a wee bit of tanned/beige foam, diminishes quickly. Quite a nice looking stout.


Aroma: Very much a coffee based imperial stout, the first and foremost aroma is the coffee. If you've ever had Half Pints' Stir Stick Stout, you will know exactly what to expect, it smells like that. There's a bit of a cream & chocolate aroma to it, but subtle.

Taste: Creamy feel to the palate, like as if I was drinking a Café Mocha. I tend to drink more coffee based beverages as soon as it gets below 0C (and it's -15 with -30C windchill right now) so this is perfect for the season. Coffee is the overall taste, with a strong alcohol taste following it, almost like as if you're drinking some coffee with Baileys or something along that line. Really creamy mouthfeel, which really surprises me. Notes of chocolate follow and even more coffee, roasty.

Overall Thoughts: Very on par with Aphrodisiaque, a vanilla stout that tastes like a stout float in a bottle. Damn, this is damned good. At 9.5%, I didn't realize how strong the alcohol was until midway through drinking this. Quite a wintertime by-the-fireplace beverage and very simple yet such an elegant imperial stout, enjoy the creaminess to the mouthfeel, will hopefully drink this again one day!

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