Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1892   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in moderation.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was historically brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle, thanks to after4ever. Pours opaque black with a fluffy, lacy tan head. Big aroma of brewed coffee. Medium body, light carbonation. Coffee and dark fruit taste, then a touch of caramel kicks in. Dry pine and espresso finish, a little chalky. I was kind of underwhelmed by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 bomber (’05 vintage)......pours sloppy and is close to being black. quickly dissipating head and looks to be fairly well carbonated.....aroma is strong on the roasted coffee while being backed up by chocolate.....flavor is consistent with the nose. bitter roast, sweet chocolate, bitter coffee and smokey finish. lively mouthfeel.....only wish that the body was a little more full but this one is pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Very nice looking stout with beige head that is fairly thick.Very earthy coffee smell.Very smooth taste and quite bitter at the same time.Definitely cannot tell the alcohol level is so high.Overall a very well made beer,just not my cup of coffee!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Thanks McBackus!!!! I have wanted this beer for quite a while. The color is a near ebony. The aroma is bullying. Coffee, dark chocolate, charcoal, acrid smoke. Intense. The flavor is bold and brutish. The coffee character really shines through. This is an amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Thick black pour with thick creamy head and wonderful lacing! Espresso on the nose, with hints of chocolate, cream, and roast on the mouthfeel. finish’s dry with a blast of coffee! Thanks to papat444 for this gem!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
12-oz. Thanks, FranksnBeans! Black. Thick, bubbly tan head with tiny bubbles. No lace. Enormous coffee nose--doesn’t even smell like a beer, no matter how long you wait. Thick, creamy body. Acrid acetic coffee hits you as soon as the beer hits your lips, and immediately starts drying out your mouth. So sharply atringent and coffee--laden that it doesn’t really taste or drink like a beer. Long ashy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Poured black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coffee. Big roasted coffee flavor with some chocolate hints. Wonderful brew all around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmikep (8) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007 does not count
English What a great beer to start my ratings. The Péché Mortel is simply a wonderful Imperial Stout. Drank in 341 mL bottle at room temperature. Pours a beer dark as night. Generous beige foam. Coffee and roasted cocoa aromas. In mouth, it’s like drinking a strong expresso with hints of black chocolate and roasted flavors. Leaves a sweet finish of long lasting vanilla. One of my favourite.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
Amazing stuff. The perfect combination of espresso, chocolate, green hops and burnt toast notes in a full, rich and creamy body. It’s exactly what you’re looking for in a coffee imperial.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
Dark brown nearing black. Thick body and syruoy with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma is esspresso strength coffee with vanilla and some dark chocolate. When this first hits your lips its a blast of rich coffee. As it warms the roastiness comes out and the choclate kicks in. Finishes nice and thick with a beautiful hoppy bitter "come back for more" bite. Great beer.

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