CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Thanks McBackus!!!! I have wanted this beer for quite a while. The color is a near ebony. The aroma is bullying. Coffee, dark chocolate, charcoal, acrid smoke. Intense. The flavor is bold and brutish. The coffee character really shines through. This is an amazing beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Thick black pour with thick creamy head and wonderful lacing! Espresso on the nose, with hints of chocolate, cream, and roast on the mouthfeel. finish’s dry with a blast of coffee! Thanks to papat444 for this gem!
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Thanks, FranksnBeans! Black. Thick, bubbly tan head with tiny bubbles. No lace. Enormous coffee nose--doesn’t even smell like a beer, no matter how long you wait. Thick, creamy body. Acrid acetic coffee hits you as soon as the beer hits your lips, and immediately starts drying out your mouth. So sharply atringent and coffee--laden that it doesn’t really taste or drink like a beer. Long ashy finish.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Big roasted coffee flavor with some chocolate hints. Wonderful brew all around.
jmikep (8) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
English What a great beer to start my ratings. The Péché Mortel is simply a wonderful Imperial Stout. Drank in 341 mL bottle at room temperature. Pours a beer dark as night. Generous beige foam. Coffee and roasted cocoa aromas. In mouth, it’s like drinking a strong expresso with hints of black chocolate and roasted flavors. Leaves a sweet finish of long lasting vanilla. One of my favourite.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing stuff. The perfect combination of espresso, chocolate, green hops and burnt toast notes in a full, rich and creamy body. It’s exactly what you’re looking for in a coffee imperial.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown nearing black. Thick body and syruoy with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma is esspresso strength coffee with vanilla and some dark chocolate. When this first hits your lips its a blast of rich coffee. As it warms the roastiness comes out and the choclate kicks in. Finishes nice and thick with a beautiful hoppy bitter "come back for more" bite. Great beer.
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 Parfaite! Tout est super bon dans cette bière et je suis fier qu’elle soit brassée chez nous. Merci! Une superbe odeur de café, un super gout de bon café, étonnant! Une légère amertume. Laisse en bouche une bonne sensation de saveur riche qui dure longtemps! Félicitation, JE VOUS LA RECOMMANDE!
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap 5/2007 at Spuyten Duyvil. Pours pitch black with almost no head. Nose is heavy with the coffee. And the flavor is definitely that. Caramel also is in there as well. I will agree with my friend and say that it is like an iced coffee in character. Caramel is on the flavor profile. Alcohol on the back end and kicks in fairly strong. Feel is pretty low on carbonation and thicker on the liquida bit. Overall a very smooth beer. Very drinkable. Well worth trying. I thik even people not too keen on the huge beers might find this one a little more approachable.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Paul out in O-hi. The other core offering in the D-Metal Saturday haze. The aroma on this was an absolute JOKE. Are you kidding me with that? I had a good 20 minutes with the snifter before I was ready to take a dive. INSANE. This goes way past the aromas described below - add in a huge dose of vanilla and rich blueberry. The aroma was the shining star - unfortunately, the taste was overshadowed and did not live up the the epic smell. It was missing the rich, elegant, full bodied, complex elements shown in aroma. I have to agree with the H-Deuce on that one. Ah well. Overall, enjoyed to a great extent, however, the knock on the flavor kept this a touch short of top notch.