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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2007   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
Tasting@beermouth. Pitch black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Heavy roast and a bit of smoke. Very smooth & creamy. Coffee, smoke/ashy and a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle sample provided by cbkschubert. Good stand out roasted coffee and oameal aroma. Black body color with tan head and good amount of lacing. Chocolate flavor along with roasted coffee and some dry coco. Dryness on the palate that coco lingered abit. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Bouteille brune de 341 ml. Arômes invitants de café, avec une touche de houblon. Robe noire opaque, légère mousse mocha. En bouche, il s’agit d’une bière aux saveurs puissantes, mais très équilibrées. On retrouve une touche sucrée de chocolat, le café et le houblon. Toutes les saveurs s’appuient de façon harmonieuse. Arrière-goût de torréfaction, avec une pointe d’alcool et de houblon. Wow! Version 2002, vieillie 6 ans en bouteille lors du 10e anniversaire: le café est beaucoup moins présent et s’est parfaitement intégré au goût de la bière. Encore meilleure que la version fraîche!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
juiceisloose (1096) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Courtesy McBackus. This has a pitch black pour with a thin fizzy tan head that leaves behind nice lacing as it settles. This has a huge aroma of espresso coffee, vanilla, chooclate, and dark fruits. Just a really great roasty coffee aroma. The flavor is full of sweet coffee and dark chocolate. This is probably the most coffee I have had in a beer, and it blends so smoothly with the chocolate and a small amount of hops. The coffee flavor is smooth and roasty without being bitter at all It is full bodied and creamy that goes down very smooth with a nice dose of coffee bitterness on the back end. Really easy to drink. Just an awesome beer all around. I need to get some more of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
341 mL bottle received via trade with Glouglouburp. Pours opaque with an average, creamy, dark brown head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, coffee, toasted grain), light hops (grass), average yeast (leather, meat) with notes of smoke and wood. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grovlam (4164) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel Bottle. Courtesy of Morten from Danish Beerhouse [Amager – Mikkeller Brew session @ Amager Bryghus] Average fine creamy beige head that mostly diminished. Pitch black colour. Good display of lacework. Fantastic aroma of liquorish, coffee, dark chocolate, hint of alcohol, berries. Over the palate burned malt, hint of hops. Very full bodied with a soft carbonation and somewhat thick texture. Moderated bitter flavour with good counter sweetness. Heavy lingering bitter and surprisingly hoppy at the very end. I could feel the hops on the gums… he he. 8 / 4 / 9 / 4 / 17 = 4.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
[Bottle @ Ølbaren] Black with thick head. Coffe aroma with liquerice. Strong coffee flavor with roasted malt, bitter and ashy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3598) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
Black of color with a nice brown head. An aroma of chocolate, alcohol, liqurice and notes of hops. A flavor of earth, liqurice and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2165) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
341 mL bottle (Nov. ’07). Dark brown - almost opaque - with a small brown head that fades quickly to a ring. Strong aroma of espresso. It tastes like black coffee, and while the roast flavours are there, there is not a lot of the (usually) related bitterness. At least until the end. Dry, slightly alcoholic finish. The body is not as full as some Imperial Stouts, but it is still a full-bodied beer. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Bottle shared at Fordest Tasting, thanks wetherel. WOW! Pours black with no head. Aroma of Coffee. Flavors of strong coffee grounds. I love a coffee stout as much as the next guy, but this was over the top.

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