Friday, April 16, 2010

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel - Péché Mortel

I know what you're thinking... "oh great, another fancy Belgian beer with a foreign name..." but you're wrong!  Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel is actually a Canadian brewery with a foreign name!   And if you thought that "Péché Mortel" had something to do with peaches, well you're also wrong!  According to the brewery website it means "mortal sin" although I'm not sure why they named it that... I don't think drinking this ridiculous coffee-infused imperial stout is a sin at all.  If it is, then I am in trouble.  T-R-U-B-B-L trouble.

On to the beer itself... I poured from it from the bottle into an imperial pint glass. The beer is a dark chocolate color with a strong head, little disspiation and a good bit of lacing.  Looks tasty, that's for sure. 

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.  Especially if you like coffee AND beer separately, why not enjoy them together?  This is another one that's in the BeerAdvocate top 100 beers on planet earth, and you should be able to find it at Calandro's or maybe a few other places with a great beer selection.  If they don't have it, ask them to get some, I found it in town, so it must be available to distribute!  And apparently they also make one aged in bourbon barrels... I need to find that. 

My rating: A-
Beeradvocate: A

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