Saturday, February 21, 2009

Peche Mortel, An Imperial Coffee Stout

I really haven't come across an Imperial Coffee beer I didn't like. Ballast Point Victory at Sea Imperial Coffee Porter was awesome. Pizza Port makes a coffee beer that is very good. Founder's Breakfast Stout is a double chocolate and coffee stout, and again, awesome. I've loved em all, and I don't even really drink coffee. Anyway, Peche Mortel hails from the most unexpected of places; Canada (blame Canada). It's also ranked #13 on the Beer Advocate list of best beers in the world. This one is packed with coffee, roastiness, and a little chocolate. It's damn good, and somewhat a coincidence that I'm drinking this at the same time the fellas at Booze Reviews are drinking one as well, 120 miles away.

8 comments:

J. Rhode said...

Tried like hell to write a parallel review on Boozereviews. Tough for me without the beer in front of me. Nose/smell was perfect. JTH posted a review to BA. For me the only area Peche Mortel loses points is mouthfeel. Still made Founders Breakfast seem pedestrian. Not quite as good as Abyss or Speedway, but still very good.

Steve said...

Mouthfeel was too thin to you?

J.Rhode said...

Not necessarily thin, just not the layered texture some of the top stouts have.

J.Rhode said...

Jealous of your glassware in these last two posts.

Steve said...

is your bro gonna grab you a couple glasses while he's up there?

BJR said...

No, I'm a bastard. I bought one RR tulip, and I'm keepin' it! (I did bring him back a Supplication, Beatification, and Damnation Batch 23 for watching the house though).

Steve said...

Nice haul. Everyone's been loving that Batch 23 (which is actually batch 46 of Damnation). I don't remember people going so crazy over the first Batch 23 last year or whenever it was brewed.

I love that RR tulip though... good score there.

Anonymous said...

Can you qualify your statement about why you wouldn't expect this from Canada? What does that mean?