tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Bottle: Black as night with a light mocha, thin bubbled head. Aroma is straight up dark roast coffee. Italian espresso roast. Dark, oily, and burnt. Faint creamy sweetness in the back to balance the roast. Taste is more of the same, creamy coffee, dark roast and countered by a mild milky sweetness. Light back end astringency with a touch of deep, deep prune sweetness. Oily, thick mouth feel. Very good stuff.
[Update] Having had a few more bottles of this from various sources, I sometimes get a nice little black cherry / dark fruit tone mid-palate that blends nicely with the coffee flavors. Some bottles are roastier than others, some have a little more creamy sweet balance. All bottles are delicious, though.
philus (54) - Bazel, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you like your stouts insanely on coffee, this is the shit you gotta drink! Quite bitter! Great beer for aging.
mariuspoenari (1689) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown pour with a coarse-grained tan head. Notes of roasted coffee beans as well as filter coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, a bit of caramel, molasses, smoke, subtle bitter cherries and plums. Medium to full body, low carbonation and a roasty bitter finish.
haukur (1798) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
backlog. Pitch black with a brown head. Velvety mouthfeel, lods of roasted coffee notes. Very balanced and elegant
Rask0lnikov (785) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours almost pitch black. Thin line of beige froth on top. Spices, coffee, hints of cocoa beans, hints of chocolate in the aroma. Spiceness, chocolate at first. Coffee in the middle. Spiceness, cocoa, roasted coffee beans in the end. Cocoa and coffee in the aftertaste. Rather heavy bodied, very well balanced, tasty imperial stout.
lbianchi66 (325) - FRANCE - OCT 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe noire et opaque. La mousse tient peu. Arômes intenses de café et fumé. Goût fumé, tourbe, chocolat, café. Le fumé reste en bouche avec une amertume prononcée.
JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Geers, Oostakker. Oily black colour, lots of brown creamy foam. Nose of roasted malts, lots of coffee. Bitter with light sweet hints. Nice imperial stout.
Cousin_Larry (878) - - SEP 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black into snifter with generous foamy head. Aroma is coffee beans and alcohol. Body is thick and very heavy - almost a milkshake. This bottle might have had a hint of oxidation, which gave a metallic taste and left the rest a little watery. Decent coffee flavor with the right amount of bitterness. Really good with the potential to be great.
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Along with Yves at home christof black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt hops coffee aroma a roasted malt hops coffee chocolate alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
vincentvega72 (427) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Donkerzwart bier met dikke romige mokkakleurige schuimkraag die langzaamaan inzakt. Aroma en smaken van donkere chocolade, koffie, leer, tabak. Diepe volle smaak met een heerlijk lange bittere afdronk. Heel smooth bier voor zijn abv. Zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Top
MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There’s certainly a lot of religious tension in the dark world of Imperial Stouts. Even More Jesus, Big Bad Baptist, Bible Belt, etc. It’s perfectly natural that Peche Mortel take its place among the fallen. It’s the drink of the bitter souls who lust for the blackened grain. Peche Mortel pours opaque with light brown foam. Smells like espresso, dark fruit, cocoa, and booze. Bold, bitter coffee and charred grain tastes. Some sweeter undercurrents of chocolate and subtle cream. Despite the high level of bitterness, this is ridiculously drinkable for an Imperial Stout. Full-bodied and dry, yet it’s smooth and far from being too warm or heavy. The best of sins are always inviting.