Dieu du Ciel! Peche Mortel, Canada
Credit: Shelton Brothers

This creamy, midnight-black 9.5 percent ABV imperial stout is brewed with massive quantities of fair-trade coffee for an intense aroma and chocolate-espresso flavor. Péché Mortel was the first bottled beer from this experimental Canadian brewpub. It's still the best. [beermenus.com]