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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2015   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle: Shared by glouglouburp @ DLD...big thanks man. Black pour with a minimal tan head. This is just ridiculous...huge espresso and fine dark chocolate nose with some dark malt notes. So well balanced, yet still had the most insanely wonderful coffee taste that I’ve ever had in a beer...some mild chocolate and tobacco notes present as well. Slightly dry, full-bodied mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
I am so happy someone shared this with me @ DLD. Calling this a ’beer’ seems sort of weak due to its depth. This tasted like a dark, rich french press coffee -- smooth and dry -- with an impressive well-rounded finish of roasted coffee and malts. Haven’t had Geek Breakfast, but this is my favorite coffee-inspired stout thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
Tasty chocolate flavors with a coffee bitter backbone and some sweetness hidden in between. I found this bottle I purchased at River St. Ale House in Pittston tasty. The bartender told everyone he had the last one. It seems like a well rounded beer with the alcohol hiding around the corner. I’m not sure its that much better than coffee impys like Beer Geek breakfast or Bells but it was damn good. Oh yeah, the palatte rocks-it slithers on my tongue with a nice mix of carbonation and medium to dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
Roasted malty aroma. Huge, frothy, light brown body. Excellent lacing. Fully lasting longevity. Black body. Heavy bitter and coffee initial flavor. with a long finish duration. Medium palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 22, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle shared by Robert. I think the commercial description pretty much sums it up. The only thing I have to add is WOW! Again, I am not even a coffee drinker nor do I like it but this was so well put together you have to like it. I have to pick up a bottle for my self and let it age to see if it can become even better. Thanks robert!*****UPDATE****..I just head my own 12oz bottle to my self, pretty much thought the same thing as I did about the sample. Monster head, good lacing, good aroma of coffee. Taste is nicely roasted malts with a coffee flavor kick. Good texture easy to drink but has a nice thickness to it. Overall... a great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
illidurit (2244) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle courtesy gunhaver. Poured into a snifter. Deepest black with an inch of mocha head. Some scattered wet lacing. Aroma is excellent, reminds me of a good British coffee porter with all the sweet creamed coffee. Nice bittersweet chocolate takes the sugary edge off it. Flavor is hugely java-esque, with a bit of oatiness. It’s got that sort of burnt, roasty finish that to me makes a great stout, as opposed to some that are sweet, boozy messes. Mouthfeel is ridiculous. It has a heavy, creamy body with ample carbonation, but it just vanishes from the palate with an exquisite dryness that coerces the next sip. Outlandishly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ahx (3) - CANADA - APR 21, 2008 does not count
Because of Ratebeer.com, i traveled 15km to get a 6 pack of this beer. :) Nice Dark black coloring with a lil brown head. At first the taste is a bit bitter, but suddenly a smooth rich taste of rosted coffee kicks in. Alcohol free taste. One of the best Stout i tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Dark black coloring. No head. Roasted coffee grounds dominate and prominent throughout. Light vanilla hints. Like an alcoholic coffee - what morning coffee should be for those that like a kick. Smooth and easy and not too complex; plays it’s one note very, very well. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a one finger lasting mocha headt that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full on fresh ground coffee beans with notes of bakers chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is roasty and full of coffee with hints of dark chocolate and caramel. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. For the most part the beer is very one dimensional but so well balanced and tasty I just cant get enough. Damn Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clubchat (9) - Sullivan, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2008 does not count
Excellente bière brassée par des gens extraordinaires. Douce et aggresive à la fois elle ne laisse personne d’indifférent à son arôme et son post-goût torréfié.

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