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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2029   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (314) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2015
Poured into a tulip glass showing pitch black with a finger of latte foam. The nose shows a lot of intense dark coffee. The palate shows a lot of roast coffee, extremely smooth, light bodied, roasted coffee and light hoppiness on finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (72) - SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2015
Pours intense black with a medium line of mocha colored head. Aroma of dark coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and toast. Chocolate, rich coffee flavour and roasted malt. A very nice stout. I love it!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Shared 0,33l bottle @ Thalian’s place. Pours very dark red with a beautiful medium mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts with loads of coffee. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Very bitter at first but finishes with sweet round flavors and chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (377) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Very Smooth high alc. with strong coffee and chocolate overtones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1438) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
355ml bottle. Black engine oil with a minor moccha head. Burnt malt, dark coffee. Tasty but a bit too much roasted flavors for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrnoluv (236) - long beach, California, USA - AUG 23, 2015
This can be explained simply as Startbucks with alcohol. Nothing but coffee for this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bricks (776) - Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Aroma of abrasive coffee. Somewhat flat, neutral coffee dark fruit taste. Very smooth, but thin. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1297) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and molasses aroma. Coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, toast and hop flavors. Full body and poured on nitro. Roasty coffee and hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darb85 (172) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Pours black with quickly dissipating white tan head. Chocolate and coffee nose. Mild coffee at start with cocoa. Finishes with espresso and mildly woody. Very very good. A little thin though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1618) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
appearance: deep, dark brown-to-black, with a creamy dark tan head. aroma:intense coffee, with cocoa powder, wood, earth, burnt toast, and light herbs. taste: hugely bitter espresso, followed by super dark chocolate, light vanilla, burnt wood, black bread, molasses, star anise, and a hint of herbal hops, almost minty. finish: creamy, smooth, and rich; alcohol completely hidden, lingering bitterness from the coffee and herbal hops. notes: Pretty darn good. Not overly acidic, rare for a coffee-infused stout. Bottle from Sarah for Beerthday 2015.

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