by Brasserie La Debauche

As usual, any offering by our French brewery La Debauche is notable for the striking label art, often full of subtle cultural reference or double entendre.

The term ‘Demi-Monde’ refers to a group of people living an hedonistic lifestyle, with ‘Demimondaine’ referring to a woman embodying these qualities, especially one who is supported by a wealthy lover.  It later became a euphemism for a courtesan, as suggested by the label I guess!

So given the cultural background of the name, we could reasonable expect this beer to be something a little naughty and decadent. And I think the team have delivered with this beer.

It is an imperial milk stout, with the addition of coffee beans, cocoa beans and lactose.  

The coffee is prominent, but more so in the aroma than the flavour. It is supported by flavours of chocolate and roasted malts in a smooth, low carbonation mouthfeel, with enough roast and hop bite to ensure the beer isn’t too sweet.  

 

 

Somehow the beer feels a little light bodied, cleverly covering off the substantial ABV which appears only as a gentle warming in the flavoursome, lingering finish.

Sign up for the monthly six pack »

See all of the September 2019 monthly six pack


Country
France
Alcohol
11.0%
Style
Imperial Stout
Size
330ml

More Imperial Stouts

Alvinne Mano Negra

by Brouwerij Alvinne

A big Imperial Stout, dark fruit, chocolate and a hint of sourness

De Moersleutel Smeerolie

by Brouwerij De Moersleutel

The name translates as 'lubricating oil', and that is a fair description for this rich and smooth imperial stout

De Molen Before & After

by Brouwerij De Molen

Another 2019 Boreft Festival Beer, this is an imperial stout with chocolate nibs and fresh mint

De Molen Different & Unusual

by Brouwerij De Molen

This Borefts Festival beer from 2018 is an imperial stout with amarene cherries, finished on cedar wood

De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis

by Brouwerij De Molen

The flagship imperial stout from De Molen - 'Hell & Damnation'

De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis Hazelnoot

by Brouwerij De Molen

De Molen's flagship imperial stout has been given a hazelnut twist

De Molen Hemel & Aarde Bowmore BA

by Brouwerij De Molen

De Molen's 'Heaven & Earth' - s smoky, peaty Imperial Stout

De Molen Mout & Mocca

by Brouwerij De Molen

De Molen's 'Malt & Mocha' is their winter seasonal coffee imperial stout

De Molen Negen & Een

by Brouwerij De Molen

De Molen's 2018 Boreft Festival '9+1' beer is an imperial stout with added aloe vera

De Molen Noble & Nuts

by Brouwerij De Molen

An Imperil Stout with 5 different barley malts, flaked oats and hand roasted coconut flakes

De Molen Rook & Vuur

by Brouwerij De Molen

An imperial stout featuring smoked malt and chilli

De Molen Said & Done

by Brouwerij De Molen

A slightly sour imperial stout with walnut extract, caramel and salt, aged in Bowmore Whiskey barrels

De Molen Verdeel & Heers

by Brouwerij De Molen

A blend of two of De Molen's imperial stouts, then aged in various barrels, blended again and spiked with a wild Brettanomyces yeast

Dochter van de Korenaar Sans Pardon

by De Dochter van de Korenaar

A delicious Imperial Stout with the addition of Rooibos, a little lighter and drier than a typical IS

Emelisse Creme Brûlée Stout

by Brouwerij Emelisse/Slot-Oostende

It is Creme Brûlée - dessert in a glass

Emelisse Espresso Stout

by Brouwerij Emelisse/Slot-Oostende

A rich and luxurious Imperial Stout infused with coffee beans from Italy

Ganstaller Schwarze 90

by Ganstaller Brau

It's a big dark lager, in the form of an imperial stout. And it is delicious!

Gulden Draak Imperial Stout

by Brouwerij Van Steenberge

Really this is more a cross between a Belgian Quadrupel and an Imperial Stout

Heaven & Hell

by Brouwerij De Molen

A massive Imperial Stout, with loads of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee

Kaapse Tineke

by Kaapse Brouwers

An oatmeal stout with a rich, creamy and luxurious chocolatey flavour

Kees Caramel Fudge Stout

by Brouwerij Kees

A delicious dessert beer, this is like caramel fudge in a glass

La Debauche Black Phillip

by Brasserie La Debauche

A really interesting, slightly sour Imperial Stout that has been barrel aged for 12 months and spiked with wild Brettanomyces yeast

La Debauche Nevermore

by Brasserie La Debauche

An imperial stout aged with American oak from bourbon barrels

La Pirata Black Block

by Cerveses La Pirata

A big and tasty imperial stout that balances the sweetness with a good level of roasted malts and hop bitterness

Troubadour Imperial Stout

by Brouwerij de Musketiers

Four malts, roasted barley and two hops create a beautiful Imperial Stout - with a Belgian twist.

Tsar Canon

by Brouwerij Kees

This Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout is a three-way collaboration with Alvinne (BEL) and Velka Morava (RUS) brewed at Brouwerij Kees

Uiltje F*ck! The Christmas Tree Is On Fire!

by Brouwerij het Uiltje

An oatmeal imperial stout with the addition of Jamaican coffee beans and orange peel

White Pony Black Sheep

by White Pony Microbirrificio

A Belgian Imperial Stout, rich in chocolate, roasted malts and coffee

Also from Brasserie La Debauche

De Moersleutel Smoke Screen

by Brasserie La Debauche

A really well balanced smoked stout

La Debauche Belgian Style

by Brasserie La Debauche

A Belgian style ale, something of a cross between and blond and amber ale

La Debauche Black Ale India Stout

by Brasserie La Debauche

This black IPA from La Debauche is full of dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice with a little fruit and sustained bitterness

La Debauche Black Phillip

by Brasserie La Debauche

A really interesting, slightly sour Imperial Stout that has been barrel aged for 12 months and spiked with wild Brettanomyces yeast

La Debauche Cherry Leader

by Brasserie La Debauche

An imperial cherry sour with Morello cherries

La Debauche Clever Girl

by Brasserie La Debauche

A milkshake lager with popcorn and pineapple - a crazy combination that just seems to work

La Debauche Double Belge

by Brasserie La Debauche

La Debauche presents their interpretation of the classic Belgian Dubbel style

La Debauche IPA

by Brasserie La Debauche

An IPA which mixes the influences of both the Anglo-Saxon and US versions of this style

La Debauche Lindy Hop

by Brasserie La Debauche

A Hoppy Wheat Ale with a light malt body and fruity, slightly spicy hop character

La Debauche Nevermore

by Brasserie La Debauche

An imperial stout aged with American oak from bourbon barrels

La Debauche Nuclear Winter

by Brasserie La Debauche

This big barley wine is spiked with Brettanomyces and aged in oak barrels for 18 months

La Debauche Saison

by Brasserie La Debauche

A delicate, crisp, dry and floral farmhouse ale

La Debauche Volga

by Brasserie La Debauche

La Debauche's version of the classic American Pale Ale