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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1818   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (202) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. Deep black with a thin tan ring around the edge. Coffee and roasted malts on the aroma. The taste really brings out the coffee with dark roast and bitter notes. The alcohol adds a perfectly rich, warm element to the mouthfeel but, it's not strong. This is all around great. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours black as black can be with a ring of head. Aroma is terrific coffee, taste is the same. Thick palate, really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3242) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2014
341ml bottle. Pitch black colour with late awakening, average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, superbly lacing, tan head. Intense roasty, dark malty aroma, extreme hoppy counterweight, hints of dark chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, coffee surrogate, lovage, liquorice, soy sauce. Taste is dry, roasty, chocolately dark malty, lots of dark chocolate and mocha, subtle sweetness, cautious hints of warming alcohol. Intense and rich, but not especially delicious aroma - very nice taste with intense chocolate and coffee notes. Queer, with pronounced discrepancy between aroma and taste: probably weak on the hop bill side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (1832) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Rich roasty, malty, coffee aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, coffee, some bitter chocolate, really rich, complex and smooth. Bloody superb Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from 2011- pours deep brownish black, off white head. Wow, nose is potent coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate nibs. Lots of the same on the tongue but just super smooth, nuanced and perfect balance of roasted malts, chocolate and long bitterness finish. Could drink this for breakfast. Shared with Walcoff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (104) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle, 341mL. Home. A pitch black beer with a medium beige fine head. Poor persistence. Roasted aroma, coffee, wood, herbs. Taste is heavy bitter and sweet. Warming beer. Overwhelming ! A bit too much in my opinion. Full (fat) body, oily texture, soft carbonation, warming bitter finish. Overall : a coffee liqueur. I hadn’t rated this beer the first time I drank it because I didn’t enjoy it. Today, even if I drank this one slowly, this taste is again extreme for me. I love coffee in espresso or iced coffee but not here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (473) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Black pour, ample head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich coffee, chocolate, and roast. The taste is delicious, mildly sweet with chocolate, coffee, and hops for balance. This combo works wonderfully. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (474) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
On tap at BarVolo Toronto. Russian imperial stout. Coffee Aroma. Very dark brown. Boozy coffee niceness. Malty and coffee bitterness. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plaugher (136) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
12oz on tap in a tulip. Pours a deep black with a light fluffy mocha head. Big nose of roasted coffee and caramel, with a very rich, warming, coffee flavour. Smooth, silky and oh so warming, with a light bitter finish. Doesn’t feel boozy at all, which is mildly disconcerting; however, the richness ensures that this does not turn into a session beer. A gorgeous stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
t8dd (41) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
11.5 oz. bottle. Unknown bottle date. Poured jet black with minimal tan head that faded quickly, nice lacing though. Aroma has alcohol heat, coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Surprisingly less alcohol burn when tasted. Flavor is ROBUST coffee, bitter chocolate, dark roast. Finishes dry, slightly sweet and bitter. Outstanding. This is what coffee stouts wish they could be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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