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


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RATINGS: 1875   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
wonderful beer had at Volo cask fest 2006. Thanx to Ralph!!! lotsa coffee CHoc, toffee wonderful in cask really a nice dark treat

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2006
Cask @ Volo. Tastes of Toffee, Chocolate, cinnamon, roasted malts and also slightly sweet. A extremely flavourful and thick beer. I loved it. Too bad it’s so hard to find in Ontario.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
Ok i tasted this beer and it was aged a full year... nice frothy head... very thick oily looking... great looking beer... this beer has an infinite amount of amazing aromas and taste including dark roasted malts, charcoal, toffee, caramel, freshly brewed double expresso ... with a twist of cinnamon and vanilla... just a great impressive stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 Bottle. Drank this with a few CU Beer Club members. I think Landseer brought this. Excellent aroma, that is all coffee. Strongest coffee aroma I have sensed in a beer. Pours jet black with nice off white head. Very nice mouthfeel, which is feathery and velvety, and not heavy at all. Like the aroma, the flavor is dominated by coffee, but its not bitter and burnt, just a pleasant medium roast that goes down easy. Some notes of chocolate and vanilla are in the background. Best Coffee stout to date for me. If you do not like coffee, stay away. This is probably one of the few $18 beers that is actually worth every penny

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
Draught @ brewpub. This one I was incredibly excited to try and slightly disappointed with the outcome. Noted that the complexity of this beer is rarely paralleled... but the Imperial blend of dark coffee and dark chocolate has been done better for my palatte. (see Sam Smith and Alesmith). Otherwise... I could certainly drink this all night should fortunes abound.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Sample at Sleepy Bear tasting 09/30/06 - 2004 vintage thanks clarkVV - Aroma is big fresh roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Some espresso and dark chocolate. Pours balck with a big head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma. Palate is sticky and chewy. Awesome brew if you like good coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Aged for 10 months. Poured pitch black with a dark brown head. Aroma was coffee and earthy clay notes. Flavor was pure coffee. I could tell the coffee had mellowed from aging. I can’t wait to get a fresh bottle of this and get smacked in the face. Even with the aging the coffee was still ridiculous. Smooth with a great malt body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Dark color. Smell of coffee x 3, caramel, malt, chocolate and hops. Its like sticking your nose in a freshley ground coffee. Taste of roasted coffee, sweet chocolate, malt and rasberries. A nice bitterness at the end. Starbucks should sell this beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2004 Bottle. Biggest coffee taste I’ve experienced outside of well....coffee. This was consumed during a weekend of retarded and smooth beers. Alittle creamy and slightly bitter on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
Bottle shared with Oldgrowth at the Sunset Grill, Boston. Intense coffee aromas and flavours. The aroma is very pleasant, took me a while before i actually took a sip. Palate was full-bdied/rich, with lots of dark chocolate characters, and loads of mocha/coffee, some subtle vanilla as well as some charcoal. Finish seemed to go on forever. I guess the coffee may be a little over the top for some people, but i quite enjoyed it in this one.

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