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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2028   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JUL 31, 2015
Yields a huge, very stable light brown head, while the beers color pours a completely black color. The amount of coffee used in this beer has to be immense, as the aromas yield an utmost profound coffee appearance, which wouldn’t need the help of any other ingredients to compose a convincing nose. The coffee though gets perfectly balanced by scorched earth and a huge amount of peated, wooden earth. Underneath, there is a well build layer of dark-chocolate, together with a whiff of coffee, coating up the aromas perfectly well. Has a fantastic, fuller mouthfeel, due to the beers low carbonation and earth supported creaminess, perfectly showcasing the profound coffee flavor. Tastes of soft whipped-cream, balancing warming, oaky malts, amped up by roasted wood and charred toast. As coffee enters the palate, it instantly defines the whole taste, while the beers foundation still adds up to the taste in all its facetts. Fresh toasted, crushed toffee beans offer up a pleasant, bitter roastiness, together with flowery cocoa powered bakers chocolate. Finishes with silk milk chocolate, and a supportive coffee bitterness, which creates an intense ending, while also allowing subtle flavors of oak, toffee, fudge, coal and chimney fire to remain detectable. This beer is a real treat, exhibiting a challenging depth of flavors, together with a fantastic mouthfeel. Everything comes incredibly well together, resulting in a simply perfect coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mzaar (2164) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
Flaska, ebest SB. Svart öl med ett rikligt moccafärgat skum. Dofter av kaffe, mycket kaffe!, rostad malt och bitter choklad. Smakinslag av kaffe, läder, bitter choklad och svagt, svagt av vanilj. Stor och fyllig kropp. Oljig munkänsla. Alkoholen känns inte av i smaken.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Turtles (766) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
341ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a creamy tan head. Wow! Large and intense coffee and espresso bean aroma,in the background there are some oak and sweet rosted malt. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, full body. The taste is rich in coffee and roasted coffee, espresso, creamy milk chocolate, roasted malt and slightly smoky. Long deep aftertaste of coffee and dark chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (4519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of roast and chocolate. Bitter, roasty flavour with sweet notes of chocolate, caramel malt and yeast. Hints of liquorice. Roasty aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Nice. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dazz3 (1695) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells coffee, roasted malt. Tastes a lot of coffee, clear bitter, roasted malt with a similar finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lawger (235) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Pours black with a very big (for the style), tan head. Loads of coffee and roasted malts on the nose. Ground pepper, bay leaf, dark chocolate and coffee grounds. The palate is medium bodied, not every thick or oily, balanced with only slight hints of sweetness and acidity, the bitterness however is authoritative and leads a fairly long finish. Very nice. Not 100 points in my book, but certainly very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (489) - HONG KONG - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle from Le Marche des Brasseurs in Hull. Last night in Ottawa summer 2015. Opaque black pour with minimal tan head (very slight carbonation). Aroma is burnt sugar, coffee, vanilla, wood. Yum. Taste is similar - big boozy bite to start. Very bitter at first, then, again, caramel, coffee, vanilla, booze. Lasting burn. Rich smooth palate. Great imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rich71 (82) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Ruikt naar koffie, en ik lust geen kofie ! Mooie vette schuimkraag. Dit is kwaliteit ! Zoet bitter koffie smaak. Apart. Lijkt op Yeti met koffie nuance ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (518) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
Pitch black with just a little fine tan head. Nose is vanilla, charcoal, light smoked meat, light roast coffee, a little dark fruit. Flavor is coffee, dark fruits (plum, raisin), a little burnt toast, a little smoked meat. Bitter roasted malt finish, quite dry. Heavy thick body with prickly carbonation. Dark and decadent, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clancytj (1) - - JUL 15, 2015 does not count
Poured from a bottle stashed away. Served in a tulip glass. Aroma: full of roasty coffee with chocolate notes. Appearance: Dark brown, almost black. Thin, short-lived head. Taste: phenomenal. Wonderful balance of roasty, coffee flavors with hints of chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit. Beautifully balanced. Palate: rolls over the tongue with a thick, oily grace Overall: outstanding beer. Decadent, devastating mouthfeel, aroma, and flavor make this a beer worthy of its handle, "mortal sin."

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