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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2148   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2009 22oz bottle/draft/12oz bottle. Pours a black body with a tan head. Aroma is loads of coffee, chocolate, some etoh. The flavor is incredibly well blended coffee and some smoke with a good roasted but creamy flavor of chocolate. I love this time after time. 4.3 After having the 04 vintage at the 10th anniversary party and IMO the f’in stand out beer of the party i have to bump this a few points, this beer is truely phenominal when served in this manner. The fresh 12oz bottles cant stand up to the aging process. Awesome! 4.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
341ml brown bottle from Goldorak. Bottled 11/07. Pours black, as I hold the glass up to the light, nothing penetrates. I only see myself reflected. Thick layer of tan foam on top, creamy sticky edges. Strong roasted coffee nose, hints of cocoa, getting a trace of alcohol tucked in behind. Coffee flavour is upfront, bittersweet chocolate behind. Hop flavour and bitterness quite pronouced. A little warming sensation in the mouth from the alcohol, but it’s solely a warming effect, not boozy or sharp. It seems to enhance the experience. Full body, carbonation is tight and persistent. Excellent stout, I am looking forward to more from this brewer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours jet black with a thick tan head. Strong aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses, and licorice. Flavor has many of the same notes. The sweet malts and coffee present right up front and then disappear leaving a strong lasting bitter coffee finish. Mouthfeel is medium/thick and carbonation is medium/high. An excellent beer that might even be better with age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (4921) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2008
11.5 oz. Big, lasting cappuccino foam on this black beer. Aroma is espresso and the just-brewed grounds, and some char. Flavor is mocha with extra dark-roasted coffee, brown sugar, a touch of cream, char, chicory, caramel, and slight metallic herb. Later some cured tobacco. Large body is smooth, sticky, lightly tingly, and just dry enough. Very nice, but for the price ($5.50/single) there are several others more worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours inky brown that appears black in glass. Tan head that disapates to a tan ring. Aroma coffee and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is huge dose of coffee with hint hint of chocolate and burnt suger. If you are a hard core coffee drinker you will love this. If you do not like coffee you find this hard to drink. I rated it 3.7 originally but i let the rest of the bottle warm up and it really brung out a more balanced flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 30, 2008
completely black under a medium, creamy light brown head. aroma of raw coffee beans, and some chocolate. flavor is intensely coffee with some bitter dark chocolate. chalky palate. i like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle shared with kleyland. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it sitting on the shelf at Green’s. Pours a dark black color. Thin, light brown head. The aroma is 100% coffee. Creamy body. Flavor is rich, roasted coffee. Just a delightfully delicious beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Frankieboy (12) - ste-justine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
Rien de compliquer à dire : cette bière est parfaite. Elle goûte le grain de café et son haut taux en alcool (9,5%) ajouté du fort goût de café nous rappel la chaleur d’un bon café espresso. Miam!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Pitch black colour with brown mediumsized head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some nuts and wood. Flavour is tobacco, coffee and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle, thanks to Glouglouburp. Pours black with a moderate creamy brown head, fantastic retention, sheet lace. Smells a bit like coffee grounds, a little dark malty sweetness as well. Tastes dark and roasty malty up front with the coffee flavors in the middle and a little dark fruit sweetness on the finish. Lingering bitter coffee. Full bodied, not syrupy, smooth and velvetty carbonation.

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