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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1918   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (55) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a quick fading brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasty and dark chocolate. Taste is alcohol, roasted malt, strong coffee. Body is medium, could be a bit thicker in my opinion, sweet and quite bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"a surprise selection at a local bar. big bitter coffee aroma and flavor. full bodied, smooth, with a hoppy complexity and quite a lot of bitterness. liked it a lot."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiammanghilla (617) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Spina @ Eurhop 2014. Nera bella schiuma. Fantastico caffè e tostatura. Davvero una gran bella birra

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1802) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2014
Pour@5e Mondial/Mulhouse - SO. Medium thick cappuccino pour. Aroma of intense espresso, vanilla with some coffee bean acidity and wood. Taste delves down into even more bitter espresso, joining a delicious orange zest /bitter chocolate mid, ending on notes of roasted berries, liquorice, Kahlua. Dry yet creamy in mouthfeel, ending on a bitter, roasty astringent note.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1591) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Lasiin kaatuu mustaa juomaa beigellä vaahdolla. Tuoksu on vahvan kahvinen ja siinä on tummaa suklaata. Myös humalan aromit tulevat hyvin esiin tumman paahtuneessa tuoksussa. Vaikuttaa hyvältä. Maku osoittautuu katkeraksi, paahtuneeksi, jopa palaneeksi. Se on vahvan kahvinen ja siinäkin on hieman tummaa suklaata. Suutuntuma on varsin paksu ja öljyinen. Hillityn makea imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (254) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
At Eurhop festival in Rome-ITALY, on tap. It pours espresso coffee (black and oily), ivory/brown little but persistent foam. Nose is a gentle attack of licorice, tons of dark chocolate. Mouth is amazing! Dense and compact cappuccino and tiramisu. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1167) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle shared at BBF’14. Pours opaque black with no head. Intense nose of dark chocolate and coffee, allbeit on the green paprica side. This all reflects in the taste as well, yet the body might have been a tad thicker in my opinion, for me it’s a bit too watery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazookaJoe (245) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours jet black with a thin tan head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of coffee and tobacco. Body is sweet and bitter with huge notes of dark roasted malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (371) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Black beer with delicate head which lingers on the sides of the glass. Some lacing is there too. Aroma has forest-like aromas, red berries, coffee and some metallic notes too? Some chocolate sweetness pops up after warming up. Taste is roasted with chocolate, espresso coffee, more bitter coffee and berries. Full body with low carbonation. A coffee infused IS with some berries, so this Mortal Sin was very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (103) - ponferrada, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
Es una cerveza de color negro intenso y denso, con sabores tostados muy pronunciados, presenta unos gustos de torrefacto muy pronunciados. El café equitativo es infusionado durante la mezcla intensificándose la amargura y proporcionando a la cerveza un gusto poderoso de café.


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