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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1851   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Black with a foamy, brown head. Aroma is of coffee! Reminds me of hunting with my Grandfather. Sour and bitter. Tobacco and bourbon come to mind as well. The flavor has a strong roast malt as well as coffee qualities. Bitter, but good. Some fruitiness to it, some alcohol and some chocolate. The body is thick and huge. Creamy palate though. Sits in the belly like a lump lead. I would have to say I liked this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
finally got to try this after a long time of trying. jet black with a solid tan head made up of the smallest bubbles you could find. strong coffee aroma. taste is from coffee up to and including the kitchen sink. very complex. amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2388) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Pours a two finger light brown head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Black as coal. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Strong coffee nose. Starts with a strong roasted coffee flavor and stays that way, the 9.0% ABV is totally hidden, easy to drink, you have to like coffee. Pricey - $17.00 for a 660ml bottle from Liquid Solutions Tigard, Or.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wish (14) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
bottle brewed May ’05. Very tasty and smooth. My kind of beer. Premium coffee with dark chocolate taste. Fabulous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2009 In short: A roasted coffee stout like no other. A wonderful straight-forward beer.
How: Tap, nitro-tap, cask, bottle. Many many many times.
The look: Opaque black body with a tan head (long tasting nitro-tap, short-lived from the bottle)
In long: Intense roasted coffee beans nose. Taste develops chocolate flavour reminiscent of powdery extra-high % (99%) cacao black chocolate bars along with the roasted coffee beans. Medium-high roastiness level. The high roasted level makes for a semi-dry beer that is surprisingly highly drinkable for a 9.5% brew. I can drink bottle after bottle without getting tired of it. Alcohol is well hidden and more importantly there is almost no sweetness apparent. I must be a real immoral person because I’m not stopping after seven Deadly Sins.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (2449) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
Bu sur place (12 oz). EN FIN JE L’AI BU! Noir, noir, noir. Collet riche de couleur beige. Arome fort de grain de café fraichement torrifier. Superbe goût de café corsé, avec un peu d’amerturme.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Thanks to RichLikeBeer! This beer was really good! Big coffee aromas mixed with the roastiness you would expect from a big imperial stout. The flavor is a perfect meld of chocolate, coffee, roasted bitterness, and a silky smooth mouthfeel that makes you almost feel like you are drinking a whipped frapachino (sp?). All of the different flavors balance perfectly with one another, and the alcohol is just right in this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 24, 2006
good, lots of coffee, enjoyed out of a 3 oz sampler glass, as that is all they gave me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
My 1100th rating! Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- my bottle courtesy of hopdog. Bottled August ’05. I’ve been saving this bottle for one of my milestones for a while now and I’ve really been looking forward to it! It did not dissapoint. Pours pitch black with an average size diminishing creamy tan head. Awesome aroma with tons of coffee, dark malt, toffee, bourbon, chocolate, hops and more -- man that smells good! Sweet delicious flavour of predominently coffee followed by roasted malt, cocoa and hops. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Medium bodied, dry & creamy mouthfeel. This was so effin’ good that I can’t wait to someday try this on tap, damn Dieu Du Ciel! makes good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
Aug 05 bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Jerc - thanks Paul, this has been on my must try list for some time! Tons of coffee, some vanilla in very sweet and pleasing aroma. Pitch black, medium sized beige head. Very sweet taste. So much coffee! Bitterness seems derived from the coffee, not the hops. Long lingering roast finish. Lives up to the hype - I’ve been to Dieu De Ciel twice, I can’t wait for this to be on tap one of these days!

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