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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1046) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 11, 2015
341 ml bottled 03/2015 from Saveur Bière.
Black body, with a medium, dense, creamy, lacing, dark beige head.
Aroma of dry ashy smoke, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits.
Delicious, strong, yet smooth taste of ash, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dark fruits, tobacco, some liquorice, some wood, some alcohol.
Full, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes warm, roasty-bitter, with coffee, liquorice, tobacco, wood, smoke.

Very tasty. Straight, without frills and with interesting ash, coffee and vanilla notes. Not as complex as other Imperial Stouts maybe, but instead a perfectly balanced, very smooth to drink, comfortable sipper. Great example of a coffee stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Edevost (13) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
Intensément noire, avec un magnifique collet crémeux couleur café au lait qui se dissipe malheureusement trop rapidement. Des arômes bien présents de capuccino nous accueillent et nous invitent à plonger dans son opaque robe noire. On sent que le café est sucré et saupoudré dun peu de cacao.Bien crémeuse en bouche, texture fort agréable, cette bière camouffle relativement bien son imposant titrage (9.5%) et dévoile d’entrée de jeu de fines saveurs de café bien torréfié. Très peu de sucre perçu, peut-être du caramel en dose homéopathique. L’alcool revient au galop en fin de bouche et une amertume bien mordante, digne d’un espresso italien bien tassé, vient fermer le tout. Un agréable résiduel de café au lait nous invite à recommencer l’expérience. Une très bonne Stout, simple et efficace tout en étant originale. À boire doucement.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cam_Dynamite (99) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours black with a small lasting tan head. This is close to the best non-BA stout i can recall on the nose. Outstanding coffee/vanilla. Taste is very similar - roast, liquorice, bitter. Nothing too complex just a fucking awesome beer thick and flavoursome!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (624) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
341ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a creamy brown medium sized head, that reduced slowly. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and muscovado. Flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, muscovado and dark bread. Palate is full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel is delicious, lots of coffee in the flavour.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (275) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
APPEARANCE - Perfectly black with an amazing head of creamy nougat colored beauty. NOSE - string coffee notes, slightly sweet. FLAVOR - deep notes of roastiness. Coffee at the end of the sip, balanced with just a bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Finally located this at one stop thanks to a shout from Ron. Different than expected, not a true to form IS, doesn’t seem to be what they were going for but a very good beer. Powdery cocoa and roasted malt dominated, well balanced and good tasting. Not a lot of complexity I noticed - I’ll have to try this again 1-off and rate more critically.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home. black color, small coffee-colored head. Bottled 3/2015. smells of coffee-roast, ash, bitter chocolate, quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, almost creamy mouthfeel. tastes of coffee grounds, ash, some bitter chocolate again. finishes with coffee grounds and light ash notes. decent Imp Stout although a bit one demensional. alcohol is well hidden though. decent but ash notes are a bit too overwhelming, overall also rather simple Imp Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (17) - - JUN 23, 2015
Bière très noires avec une belle mousse et arômes de café torréfié, presque brûlé, très intense. Peut-être un tantinet trop, mais ça a le mérite de masquer le fort taux d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On nitro at the brewery. Pours a deep chocolate color. Almost black, but some light passes through edges. Beautiful fluffy khaki head that lasts forever. Coffee and coffee. Maybe a hint of booze, but still mostly coffee. There is a roasted malt character in the back. Delicious coffee flavor, but it’s tough to gather any other flavors because the coffee is so dominant. Much like the smell, there is a hint of the roasted malt and some chocolate, but it’s a distant second to the coffee. A little bit boozy and not a lot of carbonation. Medium body. Rich and creamy on nitro. One of the few beers I think is better on nitro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (500) - - JUN 21, 2015
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (20-6-2015), thanks Michael for sharing. A thin beer, very ’raw’ beer. Hard hints of roasted coffeebeans, very dominant. Also bitter.

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