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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2080   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Very dark brown beer, small brown head. Nose is very beany, some roasty sweetness, touch of spicy ashtray. Flavor is roasty, a touch of sweetness, more ashtray, less beans, less sweetness. Finishes with hard roast and hops. Lingering roasty-hoppy bitterness. Pretty light palate for the style. Hides the booze well. Tastes better than it smells.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with brownish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet and bitter, coffee, roast, vanilla, malt. Finish is roast and coffee bitter. Overall: very good, but a bit harsh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1216) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
Lorsqu’une personne me parle d’une saveur particulière dans une bière, j’aime toujours aller voir mon rating sur RateBeer pour voir si j’ai, moi aussi, décelé cette saveur. C’est arrivé cette semaine avec la Péché Mortel. Dès lors, j’ai constaté que je n’avais JAMAIS entré mon évaluation pour cette bière sur RB. J’étais un peu abasourdi par ce constat. J’ai dû la déguster des dizaines et des dizaines de fois... mais c’était toujours sans mon carnet et sans mon téléphone. C’est donc dire que je l’ai bue à maintes reprises en m’y attardant pleinement, sans aucune distraction. J’ai toujours su que je l’adorais, mais je n’avais jamais quantifié cet amour. Aujourd’hui, je vais simplement cocher les notes, sans donner de détails. Je suis fatigué ET plus de 2000 personnes l’ont fait avant moi. La Péché Mortel est une bombe à l’international, parmi les 50 meilleur Imperial Stout au monde. Qu’est-ce que je pourrais dire de plus? Ah, peut-être que sa réputation est méritée et que je ne n’ai noté aucune baisse de qualité au fil des années au cours desquelles j’ai eu la chance de déguster cette bière qui – bien qu’elle soit locale pour moi – demeure un sacré beau trésor à dénicher pour tous les amateurs de la planète bière!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (2526) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle in Brewdog Sheffield. Pours deep mahogany with a thin cream head. Nice sweet roast coffee aroma. The taste is quite intense bitter black coffee. Some sweetness and spice to begin but really bitter and slightly dry in the finish. Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoprider (264) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2016
Pours a clear dark reddish brown and settles your typical impy black with a semi dense beige head. The nose has intense coffee aromas along with a little raw licorice and cardboard.. Hints of banana from the yeast I guess and even some smoke. The flavours are mostly in the roasted category really. the aftertaste is long and pretty simple. Roasted malts. Mouthfeel is medium to full.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (137) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Shared bottle at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Black-brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate flavors. Medium to full-bodied. Bitter finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (122) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma: strong coffee; roasty and toasty; Appearance: dark black with no head; Taste: similar to Breakfast Stout; Palate: heavy body; Overall: hard to say since it was at the end of a long night, but it was definitely good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (208) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2016
Noir opaque, mousse beige, fin col. Très équilibrée en bouche, la grande force du café vient équilibrer la douceur céréalière combinée à la fine amertume épicée et résineuse. Très bien.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 11.2oz bottle, poured into a tulip. The aroma is a rich, deep and intense roasted coffee, with secondary notes of toffee and brownies. The beer is oily and thick with a glossy black look and a tan, dense soap head that keeps good retention and abundant lace. The taste is a nicely balanced medium high bittersweet. The texture is thick and smooth with a soft foam carbonation and a full body. Flavors of rich, roasted coffee and dark chocolate are noted up front with a clean, smooth finish that’s kinda grassy with roasted coffee and caramel notes. The aftertaste is bitter espresso, nuts, and a slight leather note.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (2695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Black body with a medium beige head. Lots of sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of ash, espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla pods, cocoa powder and Weetos. Flavour of liquorice, coffee, fruit cake and treacle with a peppery finish. Thick body with a chewy mouthfeel. Light fizz. A bold, luscious beer. Delicious.


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