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

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RATINGS: 1965   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rock_Buffalo (23) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
The Péché Mortel opens with an amazing aroma, drawing fond memories of a fine espresso on a Sunday morning as the first waft massages your senses and tempts you to taste it. Deeply coloured and thick with an almost oily texture, the Mortel is akin more to a spirit then a beer. The first sip assails the taste buds, reinforcing the coffee scent with a deliciously complex coffee and stout blend, underpinned by sweet sugars that are almost undetected as you savour the stronger notes. Worth visiting multiple times on cold, wet nights, to draw out fond memories and warm the spirit. Frangimus

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (315) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: coffee, toast, roasty malt, dark fruits. App: pitch black with small brown head. Taste and palate: smooth full body, medium sweetness, light-medium bitter finish. Overall: this is so smooth, it’s like eating a cake. Wow! An amazing stout from DDC.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: intense coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: coffee remains dominant, roasted flavours, vanilla. Overall: excellent Imperial Stout, intense coffee in aroma and palate. Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from saveur bier, france. Black color, brown head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, roasty, coffee. Full body, roasted, vanilla and coffee notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Roasted malt, vanilla and coffee, quite intense but very balanced, coffee goes forward, semi-dry, really solid beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (211) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served around 8 degrees in a snifter: Pours like motor oil, pitch black robe topped by a finger of copper head showing nice lacing. Retention is low and the head fades to an uneven porous layer. The nose is fresh and addictive with espresso, roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts. On the tongue, you get the same torrefied blends found in the nose with sweet notes of cocoa. An intense bitterness then wraps the tongue and sets the pace for a super long finish. This Imperial Stout feels extremely dense and robust and shows and oily body. This is an awesome dessert brew to pair with black forest chocolate cake or anything sweet and daring. You could well let this one spend 2 or 3 years in the cellar to let it mature.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1542) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska @ Hamnmästaren. Rostade, kaffe toner i aromen, lite chocklad. Balanserad smak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wihlan (382) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
Flaska hamnmästaren - mörk med beigt skum. Tydliga kaffetoner dock lite tunn i kroppen. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3361) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 0.341l at home, Helsinki. Bottled on: 2/14. Colour is deep black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Massive coffee, some dark chocolate and massive roasted malts. Very soft and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (727) - Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is mostly roast and dark fruit with a little coffee. Taste is coffee and more coffee. Some spiciness. Coffee lasts way into the aftertaste. Great.


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