kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at stout tasting. Two bottles of different vintage, one bottle was small, the other larger. cant remember the vintages but they were extremely similar in flavor. I actually preferred the newer one so here it goes. Black pour. Taste of coffee, hints of hops, little to no fruit flavor stands out. I could drink this for breakfast.
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from bottle, as described by everyone else pours a deep rich black with the thin light brown head. Interesting to compare against Harviestoun Ola Dubh there was a little more fizz in this one which i found quite pleasant on the tongue, not something i’d expect in an Imperial Stout. Rich roasted malts on the nose with a waft of dark chocolate and a shot of espresso. The malty flavour carries the other flavours bringing with it the sugary sweetness of plummy fruits and dark berries. Nice, a definite prime example in it’s class. It would be interesting to try Peche without the added coffee.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours inky black with a two finger head mocha head. Aroma of this is simple, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted burnt malt with some faint vanilla. Taste is coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and burnt malts. Very balanced, good carbonation, awesome stout.
Steverus0 (175) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful. Roast coffee and chocolate malts and barley in perfect balance.
Beautiful appearance in the glass with great cling and a persistent head. Opaque with deep chocolate coloring.
Clean and resolute on the palate and begging for a second, third, fourth.....wait, why not sip all day?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle pours a murky dark brown. big aroma of roasted coffee beans. taste is the same. a great coffee stout along with jah-va from ST. and the label is just great.
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head. Tons of coffee here. Roasty and a bit bitter as youd expect with all the coffee. Finishes pretty crisp. Doesnt linger very long, which I like.
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a ridiculous blackish brown with the darkest head I’ve ever seen - think chocolate and cream. Head is very impressive and intense. First aroma that came to mind was dark cocoa, with some prunes and milk chocolate sweetness. Surprisingly enough I don’t detect any coffee flavor in this one at all, it’s predominately heavily roasted malt in the palate, which is why I rate that one at 3. That being said, I have no doubt that coffee is actually added to this beer, but it’s more than likely such a well-balanced mix that I don’t detect anything being more obvious than the other. It’s one hell of an imperial stout though, a great example of one, and nothing intense as to overwhelm the senses. Much thanks to numbleprop for the hookup.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lots of coffee, roasted flavors, dark chocolate. Ethanol in the nose. Thick and molasses-y feeling, it delivers a lot of flavor from start to finish and almost burns in the finish. Really bitter and dry at the end. Probably my favorite beer from Dieu de Ciel.
Randy4Beer (171) - - JUN 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours jet black with a lively mocha head.
Aromas of coffee with definite undertones of mocha chocolate.
Medium mouth feel. Tastes of burnt chocolate malts with a hint of brown sugar.
Overall this is too heavy and too high in abv to ever be a session beer but as a one shot sipper or a dessert beer with cheesecake, it is quite amazing.
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a small glass. True to style, this stuff looks just like motor oil, except for the dark tan bubbles on top. Black, opaque, sticky. Imagine the strongest and most complex French roast from your favorite coffee shop. Next, imagine a massive beast of a stout, bursting with roasted malt flavors and balanced by subtle yet powerful hops. Now, bring those two mental images into a unified experience, and you’ll be imagining the Peche Mortel. I’m not talking about some half-and-half blend of coffee and stout -- what I’m talking about is a true union of the best of those two beverages, a union on the molecular level. For those who love both coffee and beer, this is paradise.