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

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RATINGS: 1885   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (217) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a dark colour with some almost brownish head and good retention. Aroma is coffee with hints of alcohol and caramel. Taste is sweeter with a background of bitterness. Aftertaste is also sweeter and dry with hints of bitterness. Generally a stronger and more complex beer, for fans of sweeter, stronger stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (315) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap......poured an inky dark with an amazing creamy, frothy head which just lingered. Aroma of coffee. The taste was coffee front and center, a chewy bitterness in the middle which tailed off and left more coffee, and the alcohol hidden but appearing late. Quite an experience.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3214) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
No niesamowite piwo. Po prostu swietne, najpierw bomba kawowo sosnowa w zapachu. Wyglad to gleboka czern ze sredniej wielkosci piany ale trwalej, bardzo ciemno bezowej piany. Smak slodowy kakaowo kawowy i nawet dosc slodki ale potem przechodzi w lekka winnosc i taniny i garbniki jak w winie wyczulem, a po chwili, po przelknieciu konkretna i dosadna gorycz, ostra lekko wodzaca w gardlo, dlugo utrzymujaca sie. Na ustach pozostaje jeszcze lekka slodycz i lepkosc ze slodu. Klasyk godny polecenia wytrawnym smakosza.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (348) - HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 Vannak olyan pillanatok, amikor egy főzetet akkor tekintek módfelett jónak, ha minél inkább elrugaszkodik a hagyományos értelemben vett sör fogalmától, anélkül azonban, hogy az alapvető és lényegi tényezőket nélkülöznünk kellene. Ha a sör kiválóságának fokmérőjét néha az előzőekben említett tulajdonságok meglétében véljük megállapítani, a világ egyik legjobb söréről beszélhetünk. Mind illat, mind íz tekintetében jobban hasonlít egy jó erős feketéhez, ez az extravagancia azonban cseppet sem válik hátrányára. Véleményem szerint még a Beer Geek Breakfastnél is aromásabb, íze pedig legalább annyira karcos, mint a Flying Dog Kujojáé. Az üres kávé jelleg hamarosan kiegészül ízgazdag komponensekkel, melyek betöltik szánknak minden egyes szegletét, és izgalmas összetettséget varázsolnak. A túlérett cseresznye és intenzív pörkölés, tiramisus édesség, komlós keserűség lebilincselő harmóniában olvadnak össze, így téve abszolút megszívlelendővé az elcsépelt útmutatást, mely szerint lassanként kortyolva, minden cseppjét kiélvezve értékelhető igazán. Nem mintha egy hasonló kaliberű sörrel lehetne másként is bánni. Az mindenesetre biztos, hogy top kategóriás alkotás.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, rich smoky chocolate, sweet, dry bitter roast coffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours totally black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, coffee, chocolate, nuts and hops. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty, bitter finish. Damn!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (119) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee. A DAMN good cup of coffee. Chocolate, toasted notes very strong without being burnt. GREAT coffee. Sweet and satisfying. But tastes more of coffee than beer!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours black with a thick, brown head; nice lacing. Nose is chocolate and creamy, rich coffee. Taste is well-balanced and delightfully rich with a nice bitter edge. Medium to full-bodied. Finishes long and luscious. Very nice!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chicoramon (1) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
Un véritable péché! Pour tout amateur de stout impérial et de café, cette bičre est un incontournable. Le mariage des arômes est parfait et le corps goudronneux est un régal, tant en bouteille qu’en fűt. Vieillie, elle devient plus souple encore, onctueuse, délectable et dangereuse...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (967) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
shared bottle with a good friend. poured a dark black colour with a non lasting mocha coloured head. wow.. what an intense strong coffee hit on this beer! roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, espresso, coffee beans, caramel, mocha, raisins, oily texture. if you’re looking for a strong coffee flavoured stout this is your beer!


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