Rock_Buffalo (23) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Péché Mortel opens with an amazing aroma, drawing fond memories of a fine espresso on a Sunday morning as the first waft massages your senses and tempts you to taste it. Deeply coloured and thick with an almost oily texture, the Mortel is akin more to a spirit then a beer. The first sip assails the taste buds, reinforcing the coffee scent with a deliciously complex coffee and stout blend, underpinned by sweet sugars that are almost undetected as you savour the stronger notes. Worth visiting multiple times on cold, wet nights, to draw out fond memories and warm the spirit.
Stoned99 (315) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: coffee, toast, roasty malt, dark fruits. App: pitch black with small brown head. Taste and palate: smooth full body, medium sweetness, light-medium bitter finish. Overall: this is so smooth, it’s like eating a cake. Wow! An amazing stout from DDC.
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: intense coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: coffee remains dominant, roasted flavours, vanilla. Overall: excellent Imperial Stout, intense coffee in aroma and palate. Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway.
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from saveur bier, france. Black color, brown head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, roasty, coffee. Full body, roasted, vanilla and coffee notes.
simont1 (343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Roasted malt, vanilla and coffee, quite intense but very balanced, coffee goes forward, semi-dry, really solid beer.
Beardbeerman (211) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
341ml bottle served around 8 degrees in a snifter:
Pours like motor oil, pitch black robe topped by a finger of copper head showing nice lacing. Retention is low and the head fades to an uneven porous layer.
The nose is fresh and addictive with espresso, roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts.
On the tongue, you get the same torrefied blends found in the nose with sweet notes of cocoa. An intense bitterness then wraps the tongue and sets the pace for a super long finish.
This Imperial Stout feels extremely dense and robust and shows and oily body. This is an awesome dessert brew to pair with black forest chocolate cake or anything sweet and daring. You could well let this one spend 2 or 3 years in the cellar to let it mature.
VictorStr (1542) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska @ Hamnmästaren. Rostade, kaffe toner i aromen, lite chocklad. Balanserad smak.
wihlan (382) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska hamnmästaren - mörk med beigt skum. Tydliga kaffetoner dock lite tunn i kroppen.
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VastActiv (3361) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.341l at home, Helsinki. Bottled on: 2/14. Colour is deep black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Massive coffee, some dark chocolate and massive roasted malts. Very soft and enjoyable.
arnold931 (727) - Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is mostly roast and dark fruit with a little coffee. Taste is coffee and more coffee. Some spiciness. Coffee lasts way into the aftertaste. Great.