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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1993   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (511) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Nose is coffee, roasted coffee and some more coffee along with a touch of chocolate and some vanilla. Bitter coffee and chocolate throughout with a sufficiently sweet toffee background to support the whole. Vanilla notes are a bit more present in the taste. Medium full creamy mouth with a long bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2015
Very black color in nature with a small tan/mocha head and no lacing to speak of. Coffee in the aroma as well as roasted espresso beans. Tastes like a fresh brewed cup of espresso over ice. Bitter coffee up front with roast and char to follow. A warm finish and smooth on the palate. Wonderful coffee stout; the way it should be!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TATE (357) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla aroma. Very similar to the Aphrodisiaque with a bit more booziness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Jet black opaque with tan one finger head and full glass of lacing. Intense French roast coffee flavor perfect mouthfeel and a coffee finish that lasts and lasts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (547) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
341 mL bottle. Black pour, couple fingers of dark beige head. good retention and lacing. Big roast malt, dark chocolate, espresso. Taste has some licorice, decent bitterness. big, bold, excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredd_an (191) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Makalöst fantastisk doft av kaffe, blockchoklad, kan inte bli bättre. Smaken av choklad går igenom ölen. Den är fantastisk! Även kaffe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budedou (541) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2015
Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is mostly roast and dark fruit with a coffee. Taste is coffee and more coffee. Some spiciness. Coffee lasts way into the aftertaste. Great!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (460) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Dark black color, opaque with 2 finger tan head. heavy lacing that. Aroma of dark chocolate and espresso very prominent up front. Moderately bitter. Dry. Roast. Full bodied. Long bitter finish. A little alcohol heat, but deceiving with the ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1706) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Black color with a thin beige foamy head. Aroma of oak, peat, licorice and coffee. Dry, bitter taste with some sweetness in otherwise bitter finish. Oily feel. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 17, 2015
on tap at Biercab, Barcelona. Pours black with a creamy head. Intense roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of dark chocolate, roasted grain, liquorice, soy sauce. Taste is dry, roasty, chocolately dark malty. very nice taste with intense chocolate and coffee notes. A fantastic Imperial stout.

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