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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1854   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (280) - - JUN 20, 2014
Dark brown, opaque, lasting head, very lacy. Full body, smooth, definite but not extreme alcohol heat, very long palate, delicious finish . Bitter but unhesitantly counterbalanced by sweetness, Beautiful, highest quality coffee flavor. Great beer, pity my order of beers in the flight was changed and I tasted it after the Dogfish Head 120" ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (40) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Pours jet Black with tons of dense white head. Tons of coffee and dark chocolate aromas and flavours. An excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (131) - - JUN 13, 2014
Pours jet black with a lively mocha head. Aromas of coffee with definite undertones of mocha chocolate. Medium mouth feel. Tastes of burnt chocolate malts with a hint of brown sugar. Overall this is too heavy and too high in abv to ever be a session beer but as a one shot sipper or a dessert beer with cheesecake, it is quite amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (841) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2009 aged bottle from the porter. Pours a dark opaque black work tan colored head. Aroma of coffee. Taste of intense coffee that lingers pleasantly with chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2014
[Thanks to Glouglouburp]. Black color with a light beige head, quickly diminishing. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, strong licorice and black coffee notes. Flavor has notes of coffee beans, roasted, some ashes and licorice hints. The final is mild bittery with a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (607) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
On tap @ Dieu du Ciel, Montreal - Canada. Color: dense black beer no carbonation and heavy brown foam. Smell: roasted malt, licorice, and high malty nose. Taste: nice malty taste with licorice and small alcohol taste. Aftertaste: licorice and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
8/24/14 $8+ bottle from CBO. Saw it advertised on Instagram and ran down to grab 2 bottle. Jeff raved about it and I was VERY DISAPPOINTED based on the hype and cost. Bought 2 and drank the 2nd a week later and still underwhelmed. BCCOFFEE spoiled all coffee beers for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cagou007 (313) - FRANCE - MAY 28, 2014
On tap at Dieu du Ciel !, Montreal - Pours deep black with a magnificent thick tan head. Nice lacing. Nose is coffee and caramel. Amazing mouthfeel! Very creamy texture with no carbonation. Aromas of roasters malt, coffee, raisins, brown sugar and whisky cream. Reminds me a mix of Bailey's and coffee milkshake. Sweetness is balanced by a roasty and bitter finish. Amazing beer experience! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 11.5 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Batch 73 (Bottled January 06 2014 per DDC). Pours black with a tinge of brown and two fingers of nice fluffy tan head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of big coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel and vanilla. Tastes of big coffee, bitter roast, dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Fairly smooth for the ABV. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Semi-creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Nice coffee imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stephane_Houle (90) - - MAY 28, 2014
Apparence: D’une couleur noir, elle est coiffée d’une généreuse mousse d’une longue durée. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt rôtie et de café qui dominent. Saveurs: On goûte vraiment le côté "impérial" de cette bière. L’alcool enveloppe la bouche au départ et rapidement par la suite viennent des saveurs de chocolat noir et de café. Fiche technique : Style: Impérial Stout Format: 341 ml Taux d’alcool : 9,5%

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