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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1976   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Thanx to McBackus for sharing this.Wow what a beer.Huge espresso nose, nothing but.poured rich and black.Lots of coffee and chocolate flavor with the finish being slightly bitter with lot of coffee hanging out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Une noire très impressionnante!!!! Une couleur très foncée. Un goût de café très puisant, avec une amertume en finale. Bière très bien équilibrée, un taux d’alcool de 9,5% qui ne nous paraît pas. Wow! Une des bonnes Stout que je connais!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Courtesy mcbackus. Poured black with a light tan head. Great aroma - strong bitter coffee and roasted malts. Quite a different scent than most other coffee stouts, but I can’t quite say how. The taste is smooth with the coffee bitterness and roastiness building up to the finish, which is super dry and holds a lot of coffee taste. One of the better coffee stouts I’ve had. Thanks Matt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3466) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 bouteille brune de 341ml. noir comme du charbon, la mousse en subit, elle qui est brune aussi, nez puissant de café torréfié, au goût le café ce fait sentir encore plus, il est piquant, la finale est longue et amère encore une fois piquante, l’alcool ne se fait trop sentir. produit intéressant mais à mes yeux pas exceptionnel. à revoir

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle, thanks to after4ever. Pours opaque black with a fluffy, lacy tan head. Big aroma of brewed coffee. Medium body, light carbonation. Coffee and dark fruit taste, then a touch of caramel kicks in. Dry pine and espresso finish, a little chalky. I was kind of underwhelmed by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 bomber (’05 vintage)......pours sloppy and is close to being black. quickly dissipating head and looks to be fairly well carbonated.....aroma is strong on the roasted coffee while being backed up by chocolate.....flavor is consistent with the nose. bitter roast, sweet chocolate, bitter coffee and smokey finish. lively mouthfeel.....only wish that the body was a little more full but this one is pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lalu (40) - Laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2007
Very nice looking stout with beige head that is fairly thick.Very earthy coffee smell.Very smooth taste and quite bitter at the same time.Definitely cannot tell the alcohol level is so high.Overall a very well made beer,just not my cup of coffee!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 Thanks McBackus!!!! I have wanted this beer for quite a while. The color is a near ebony. The aroma is bullying. Coffee, dark chocolate, charcoal, acrid smoke. Intense. The flavor is bold and brutish. The coffee character really shines through. This is an amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Thick black pour with thick creamy head and wonderful lacing! Espresso on the nose, with hints of chocolate, cream, and roast on the mouthfeel. finish’s dry with a blast of coffee! Thanks to papat444 for this gem!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6512) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2007
12-oz. Thanks, FranksnBeans! Black. Thick, bubbly tan head with tiny bubbles. No lace. Enormous coffee nose--doesn’t even smell like a beer, no matter how long you wait. Thick, creamy body. Acrid acetic coffee hits you as soon as the beer hits your lips, and immediately starts drying out your mouth. So sharply atringent and coffee--laden that it doesn’t really taste or drink like a beer. Long ashy finish.

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