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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2008
(Canada) Coutesy of AFI96, Nice black color with a foamy tan head. The aroma is of burnt wood, liqorice , dark espresso. Very nice lacing, with a very drinkable coffee / chocolate and pepper notes. The 10% is well hidden here but the mouthfeel is very dry, and a bit overpowering. Very enjoyable !!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Shared this bottle with BeerGestapo and it wasn’t as impressive as I’d hoped. Pour is very dark, nearly all black with a lasting brown head. Smells of wood, burnt sugar, anise, and heavy espresso. The flavor wasn’t nearly as intense as the smell, a bit weak even. You are immediately greeted with roasted bitterness with some coffee notes which subsides to a smooth anise and coffee flavor. Finishes dry, leaving a frothyness on the tongue. It was very good but I think it is a bit overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 28, 2008
12 oz. brown bottle. No freshness date seen. Twist off, cheap ass bottle. Poured out a deep chocolate brown, with a thin but persistent mocha colored head. Aromas are of licorice, coffee, burnt sugar, roasted malt. Flavors are about the same as the aromas, with a shot of espresso added in. Thick mouthfeel, decent body. Very warming, finished somewhat chalky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Thick black pour that instantly hits you with coffee. First taste and every taste after is super smooth coffee with a lot of chocolate velvety that makes it go down incredibly easy. Even non coffee drinkers can enjoy this one. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Black in color with a carbonated head of beige bubbles. The nose was filled with coffee, chocolate and citric hops. This continued into a medium to full-bodied beer with lots of carbonation to keep it fresh. Well-balanced and I think I will prefer it in a year or so once the hops have faded a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours black as night with a light brown head. Aroma is straight espresso. Flavor adds a little complexity with cocoa nibs, and almost a black tea tannin aspect to the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
(bottle from gunhaver) Pours black with a thick tan head that retains nicely and leaves sticky lacing. Aroma right off the bat is strong on dark roasted coffee, but chocolate and a light tart berry smell are present too. Upon warming, a sublte smokiness, graham cracker, and green pepper scent emerges, along with some vanilla. Further warming reveals some dark cherry. This is rather complex. Taste definitely features roasted coffee, but there’s also that tart berry-like flavor as well as some tastes of chocolate and toasted nut. The best quality of this beer is that it lacks the harsh astringency that some coffee stouts tend to possess. The finish is really roasty and chocolatey, bordering on smoky, with a bitterness appearing at the end. Smooth, substantial mouthfeel that makes it easy to drink. This is a well done integration of coffee and stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours super dark black with a thick, foamy brown head. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Lots of roasty malt notes come through as well. The flavor has more smoky notes than the aroma leads on, but it is full of dark chocolate, and a robust coffee finish that lingers forever. Mouthfeel is adequately thick. The lacing made black metal band logos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle shared at hellbillys hellraiser II. Pours a nice viscous thick black with a brown head. Aroma of coffee, barley, chocolate. Flavor of Coffee, barley, cocoa, chocolate. Lots of coffee in this one and quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark black pour. Obviously a strong coffee aroma; chocolate as well. Rich, dark coffee flavor, roasted malt and chocolate. Full body. Nice beer, but for me the coffee flavor overpowered everything else and limited the complexity of the beer.

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