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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2077   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14897) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2008
Bottled
Pitch black, small steady expresso head. Very roasted, strong coffee beans aroma in the nose. Tobacco, coffee, some licorice. Ashy flavor. Full-bodied. Some hops in the otherwise coffeish-ashy aftertaste. Good impy, just a bit too much tobacco for my liking.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1886) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Yep...this is one of those beers that makes me glad to be alive. Thank whatever god exists in the Universe that this beer has finally made it to Washington. ’Nuff said.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Deep black pour with large tan head. Aroma is a wonderful sweet almost milky coffee... reminds me of a coffee milk shake. Under the rich coffee aromas are hints of chocolate, wood, and a hint of cinnamon as it warms. The aroma is so rich I dont even want to start drinking right away. The flavor does not dissapoint at all. Starts off with a pleasantly bitter big coffee with some assertive hop bitterness, mildly piney. The flavors transition to a more milk chocolatey note toward the middle. The finish lingers quite a while developing into a pleasant mild roasty flavor. Truly an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2923) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours thick and black with a thick dark tan head. Big coffee aroma thats starts to give off roasted grains and chocolate as it warms. Big chocolate malt, roasted grain, coffee taste. A really nice creamy taste with a chocolate malt thickness. Finishes chocolaty and coffe bitter. Insanely awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2008
tastes like the best coffee ever mixed with an awesome imp stout....mixes really well into a cohesive whole...wow...wow....wish I could get this every day! thanks kkearn

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice light brown head that lasted. Aroma is of coffee and more coffee. Also some chocolate on the nose as well. Taste is of strong coffee and some caremel. Very well balanced and enjoyable. the abv is covered quite well. Very rich and smooth. Def on of my top 10.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours with a black color and a small head. As others said before, the aroma is pure coffee but in a good way. Flavors continue the theme, as it warms it becomes a bit more complex, and there are some malts and caramel notes in there. Not the thickest brew, but very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Was really excited to try this beer and was very glad to find out I could pick some up in Chicago @ West Lakeview Liquors. Amazing coffee aroma, really overpowering. I could drink this in the morning :) Pours black with a thin tan head. Not as thick as some other stouts, but still very good. Nice mouthfeel, hides the 9.5% very well. Gets better as it warms...I might have to get some more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3072) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
An outstanding imperial stout. I’ve grown tired of these for the most part, but every once in a while one will slap me. This did that. Strong thick coffee aroma with dark chocolate in there as well. Pour was a perfect near black with a pillowy dense 4 finger tan head. Taste was more choclate than coffee in my opinion with a strong bitter roasted malt aftertaste. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Poor head, but a potent coffee aroma that just leaps from the glass. Wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, slightly oily texture, but the carbonation. Slightly overcarbonated and very odd texture that actually takes away from the other components. The coffee flavour always dominant on the palate. Smooth, good bitterness and adds a great deal to the overall flavour. Overall, a very well-done beer "if" you enjoy huge amounts of coffee in your beer.


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