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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1993   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
draft . Thin head with a light aroma. Slightly acidic and jet Black in color. Smooth espresso crema flavor. Brings me back to north Americas most euro city.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Packed full of choc malt, but thats about it. Taste is similar, alc hideden but heating, nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Bottle at home shared with Tom and Royce ... Big Thanks to tjthresh for this Deep black ... smokey iodine nose ... Again whiskey jump out ... but everyone in room insists its alcohol and coffee and given there no mention of Whiskey in desription i can only assume im MAD... loads of coffee load of it... saying i get whiskey. which clealy isnt there ... i do quit like this... and whiskey or not, its balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyceH (1197) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk’s sunday sojourn. Hot chocolate from a vending machine (cocoa) and lots of malt. Lots of whisky, vanilla, stouty harsh malty with some hoppiness. Coffee bitterness, some burn. Very very good. I’d have this again8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Pours black, with a fine, moderate, tan head. Aroma is akin to stale coffee and styrofoam. Mouthfeel is really full. Flavor is REALLY coffee with some caramel and chocolate undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 bottle shared by geuzelover
Pours black with a medium nice head. Smell is lightly smoky, roasty, and coffee like. Taste is roasty coffee and rich dark chocolate with creamy cocoa like bittersweetness. Medium to thin bodied and very drinkable. Medium body and medium carbonation. Alcohol is completely hidden and I enjoyed the well blended coffee and chocolate flavors, neither of which dominated the other.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2008
This is maybe the most coffee made stout before it’s too much, but it keeps the balance right on the edge. Huge roasted coffee and black as a night added with notes of chocolate, tar, smoothness, heavy bitternotes and a funny easy drinkability. For further investigation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle. Big thanks to Hog Town Harry for this one. Huge coffee, roasty aroma. Had to sip this one not sure when I’ll get another. Beautiful black pour. Body is a bit lighter than I expected with the full huge aroma. Flavors of coffee, cocoa, Chocolate, light bitterness are meld together beautifully. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
Dark - but not black - stout with a strong taste of burned malt and coffee. The head is starting out in a light brown colour but is quicky fading out. A lot of hops gives it a freshness that suits the cofee perfectly. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11434) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Boutip!]
Poured in my Belle-Vue Kriek Snifter. Absolutely pitch black with a nice, medium cappucino-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted coffee and a sweetish background of chocolate. Good and very dry mouthfeel - perhaps a little thin when you think of the 9,5 %. Flavour is very much dominated by coffee, some slight coffee. Also there are tar-like notes and light fruity hoppiness. Actually a very drinkable beer - and I sure like coffee in my beers :o) Finish is a bit chewy with the chocolate coming through a bit more. But this is first of all, a coffee-lovers dream.

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