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

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RATINGS: 1873   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2007
On tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Let me start of by saying WOW this shit rocks!!! Poured a deep dark black with an average light brown creamy head in a good sized glass chalice. This reminded me a lot of Founders BS but a little bit thinner and with a touch more carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, coffee, tobacco. The flavor is an awesome mix of coffee, espresso, tobacco and alcohol. I can’t say enough about this beer it is phenominal. Imagine drinking a chocolate fudge liquor sundae and thats waht this beer is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2007
Bottle provided by Richlikebeer shared at BCTC 07. The Candadiens we were with went crazy when the saw this--its not available in bottles in Canada. Anyway, thanks for bringing this Rich. Sampled immediately following a Dark Lord (Rich just gave this bottle to the Canucks--what an awesome guy!). Anyway, poured black. Smelled like coffee--good coffee. A little chocolate in there too. Taste was coffee with a dab of cocoa, but mainly coffee and roasted malts. I usually dont love coffee beers, but you can really tell this one was well made. Didn’t blow me away, but I did enjoy it. One of the last beers I remember having last weekend. Thanks Rich! You’re the man!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Black color with a rich foamy brown head. A strong freshly roasted coffee aroma with chocolate and vanilla. The bitter chocolate jumps off the palate and follows up with a smooth coffee, salty, molasseses and vanilla finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Thank you to Holdenn for sharing this beauty. Black opaque body with large tan creamy head. Aroma of coffee, a little sour funk and roasted malt. First flavor that hits your mouth is the strong coffee but little by little you pick up the sour cherries, burnt dark malt and lots of dark fruit. Nice full body as well. Overall A very good beer. Thanks Matt, I wish you well as you get ready to walk down the aisle.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Rating #600 22 oz bottle. I’ve been holding onto this one for a while, I figured this occasian enjoyed around the campfire of my bachelor party was a fine reason to pop it. Pours pitch black with a tall beige head. Lots of figs and dark fruit in the aroma chocolate, espresso, aged sherry notes. wow an amazing bouquet. Full bodied rich chocolate and espresso flavors, dark fruits, a light bitterness from the coffee. The sweetness of the imperial stout is balanced so well with the coffee beans and burnt dry notes that follow. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Sample tried at RBSG ’07 (table next to mine). Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thin light tan head. Aroma of strong black coffee with background tastes of chocolate, vanilla, and some flowery hops. Taste is mostly of coffee, brown sugar, and some molasses. Texture is thick, full bodied with a slight metalic feel. Finish is slightly dry with a smokey coffee aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
[Bottle, thanks Marsiblursi] Pours very dark with a small, fairly light head. Aroma is very strong coffee along with some other less distinct smell. Very strong coffee taste along with some roasted malt. Taste lingers nicely. Medium mouthfeel. If you like coffee you will probably like it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
I shared this beauty with Immy and maniac when they came through town on their way to the RBSG. Rating #400! Whoooo!!! Bottled August 2005. Pours thick black and evil looking just like an imperial stout should. lasting tan head with good lacing. big coffee aroma with a nice milk chocolate brown sugar backdrop....reminds me of speedway...but more coffee. flavor very balanced. bitter dry coffee and cocoa blending almost seamlessly with sweet milk chocolate vanilla and brown sugar. dry bitter coffee finish. full body. carbonation almost creamy.....almost perfect....just slightly fizzy. beautiful stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Bomber, generously shared by wheninhell during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Thanks Andy! Bottled Aug. ’05. Deep, dark brown with a tight, thin brown head. Big coffee nose, dry bitter chocolate and prune. Dry cocoa flavors and bitter chocolate, dried dark fruits. I didn’t get nearly as much coffee as I expected, but it is certainly there. Excellent!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottled. Thanks Marsiblursi. Black colour with low head. Green peppery coffee aroma with a fair deal of sweetness. Bit too much of pepper in my personal opinion. Flavour is different, here is much more balance, with chocolate and a fair share of sweetness. Lots of flavouring and bitter hops I belive, which is a good thing here. Slight peppery in flavour, just on the right level for my personal likings. Low-medium, but noticable, biterness with long flavour. I like good coffee alright. This was not very tasty.


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