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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2081   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (2698) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
justinbkk (3) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2015 does not count
Definitely one of the best stouts I’ve had the pleasure of drinking. Nice, thick, full of coffee and balanced like a sensible dinner after a slim fast shake for breakfast and lunch.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
Dieu du Ciel’s famous RIS, draught at Gollem in Antwerp. Lacing, thick, coarse, yellowish beige head, very dark bronze colour, as good as black. Intense and seductive bouquet of fine espresso beans, bitter chocolate, smoked horse meat, bayleaf, stewed beef, coffee grounds, dried banana, green pepper, sage, fried mushrooms, chestnuts. Subtle and extremely well-dosed candied sweetness in the onset balanced perfectly with meaty umami flavours and a basic elderberry sourishness; soft carbo fit for the style, thick, oily and viscous mouthfeel, seaweed umami flavours progressing towards the finish where they are met with lovely thick chocolate maltiness and coffeeish roasted bitterness, along with spicy hops and a glow of warming, bourbon-like alcohol; the ’chocolate bittersweetness’ lingers deep into the throat. World class stout, that much is clear (I went back for another one the day after) and surely the best Canadian beer I have tasted so far. A must if you are into imperial stouts!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Near black with a beige head. Coffee with dark chocolate and cherry stone. Earthy and oily with hints of bonfire smokiness. Dark berries with hints of cheese. Nutty, dry, peppery finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Aroma is coffee, dark malts and dark fruit/cherries/slight funk. The flavor is coffee, dark fruit/cherries, dark malts, chocolate and a mix of acidity and slight funk in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2541) - NORWAY - DEC 13, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015
Black, beige head. Smell of chocolate, coffee, dark malts. Moderate sweet, alot of delicious coffee, dark fruits and roast. Moderate bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2015 11.5 oz. bottle all to myself, from Louisville Beer Store (bottled 7/15). Pretty sure I had this some years ago and rated it, but this gives me a good reason to pick up another bottle. Aroma: Big french-style coffee roast with chocolate brownie and a lighter, woody smokiness. Appearance: Oily black pour with a towering mocha head that settles into a sticky, patchy ring. Flavor: Coffee-centric up front with an undercurrent of brownie; dries out very well towards the finish, which is a little bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Not a overly complex IS, but delivers nicely nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesewelch (242) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 9, 2015
From 12oz bottle, poured into shaker pint glass

Aroma: coffee, sweet, caramel, bread, roasty

Appearance: black, tan head, mostly clear

Taste: light sweet, medium bitter

Palate: full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: A really great coffee beer. Great balance of coffee and stout. Alcohol is well hidden by the coffee and roastiness. Nice bitterness too. I like my coffee beer more like coffee than a flavored coffee-like drink. A very solid coffee stout. Highly recommend picking up at least a single or pour, if you see it.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle to goblet. Look: oily black pour, small head. Thick looking stout. Aroma : strong coffee, smoke. Coffee is a very dark aromatic. Taste is Dark coffee, deep roasted malt and roasted coffee beans....almost burnt, but enough sugars to keep it smooth. Dark chocolate. Deep down are some dark fruits and nutty flavors, but they are overwhelmed by the coffee. Feel is thick but light, minimal carbonation. Very tasty. Would love to try the bourbon barrel aged version.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Strong coffee scent. Some cocoa bitter. Very syrupy. Sweet but strong and bitter at the same time. No carbonation. Very thick. Bottle


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