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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1851   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Backlog. Bottled at Green Lion. Im a huge Ciel-fan and this is one of their best. Coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and a touch of smoke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is very roasty with a bit of coffee in there and some sour fruit notes, though those are subtle. Very slightly sweet with a little bit of chocolate and coffee to it with an amazingly smooth feel. Really amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (628) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2014
341ml bottle pours dark oily brown black with tiny tan head. Nose is rich earthy roast coffee, wet dirt, bitter dark chocolate. Taste is rich bitter baker’s chocolate, wet coffee grounds, hints of smoky ash and soot, touch of dark fruits. Finish is creamy roasty coffee, dark chocolate, ashy cocoa. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light vanilla. Medium bodied and smooth. Bitter end with some warmth. Lingering bitter roasted malt and coffee notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saintjulien (86) - - MAY 8, 2014
toast, coffee, coffee, coffee, clove, cereal, black, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, bitter, average carbonation, thick feel, full body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHognof (3) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
Pours black with temporary cream head that dissipated quickly leaving a light lacing. Strong coffee and roast on the nose with light chocolate. Palate is bitter roasted coffee, with a decent amount of chocolate and a dash of vanilla. Medium to light carbonation, a little oily and medium body. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2055) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Pitch black, small light brown head. Aroma has rich coffee, quite a lot of paprika notes. Some leathery winey notes too. Flavour has sweet coffee, acidic finish. Alcohol warmth. Paprika and vegetable aftertaste. Fizzy but oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6480) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2014
341 ml bottle. Bottled on 11/13. From saveur-biere.com.
Black colour with a small dark tan head. Coffee, roasted malt, mild bitterness and some milky sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is bitter hops, roasted malt, ash, strong coffee and... chili? Or bell pepper? Or vegetables...? I’m amazed. I hate coffee but I like this. How is it possible? I’m puzzled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (660) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours a medium dark brown, slight brown head which dissipates quickly. Aroma coffee for sure, but in a languid, roasty way, not overly sweet and rich like Aphrodisiaque. Body thin but with coffee and roasty notes, chipper and crisp like an English style porter. Finish straight roast, very long. Maybe some elements of warming, honestly kind of hard to separate warming from roasty character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black with small brown head. Strong aroma of coffee. Flavor has strong notes of coffee roasted malt and a hint of vanilla with a dry bitter finish.

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