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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gigite974 (12) - - MAY 26, 2016
Servie en tap chez Dieu du ciel. Très jolie stout, carbonation parfaite. Nez prononcé et très café. Très onctueuse en bouche. Très alcoleuse et très amère en fin de bouche. On sent de la maîtrise et du talent. À essayer !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2016
355ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Coffee, salt liquorice and plain chocolate in the aroma. Smooth taste with coffee, vanilla, liquorice and plain chocolate standing out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6596) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation
Flavour: Chocolate, dried fruit, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ozzatoadisback (77) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2016
Very fresh (bottled 2/2016). Pitch black colour, average tan head, nice persistence and some lacing. Aroma has strong roasted malts and coffee, a warming feel and a slight pungent note. Vivid but not very complex. Taste is more interesting: intensely bitter and slightly burned roasted malts and coffee, notes of bitter chocolate, maybe a hint of dark fruits. Slight herbal/resinous background feel. Finish is again bitter and pleasantly astringent. Alcohol is well hidden but the beer is still quite warming. It’s punching bitter from start to finish but somehow it’s never over the top. Body is quite dense, medium to low carbonation, full and thick mouthfeel. Intense, but still pleasantly warming. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Aromas of fresh made coffee, espresso, coffee oils, chocolate, toasted cocoa, dark malts and subtle oak. Pours brownish black with a thin mocha foam and lots of oils floating atop the glass. Taste brings harsh dark roasted malts and grains, tire oil, chocolate, dark coffee roast, burnt espresso and caramel. Finishes slightly bitter with chocolate, espresso and coffee oils still on the palate. Overall, this is a very roast and chocolate forward beer with a hint of heat and spice on the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Booga (60) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle aged 2 years to snifter. Pours dark with creamy 2-finger beige head. Lots of lacing as the glass is drunk. Aroma is strong coffee. Creamy, slick brew. Dark chocolate and coffee taste. Pretty bitter with little sweetness. Damn, this is good! One of my new fave non-BA imperial stouts!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1636) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
Black pour with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is coffee, char, and dark chocolate. Taste is strong coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and roast. Black coffee aftertaste. Slick palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Coffee, lots of coffee and roast on the nose with a little chocolate; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with coffee, pretty much lots of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1907) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
0.341 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, bottled in August 2015. Pitch black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, a bit of hazelnut, vanilla and licorice. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, burnt nuts, some vanilla and licorice, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, minimally warming-alocoholic finish. Full body, very creamy mouthfeel, almost flat. The coffee flavours are prominent but still good in balance with the malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is great and it drinks very easy. It’s only a bit one-dimensional, but nevertheless quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (951) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
Drank at a bottle share with my fellow workers at Jersey Girl Brewing Company! A really nice well done Imperial Stout, nice smokiness in both aroma and taste but not overpowering. A really nice coffee/toffee flavor, well done!

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