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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2115   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1273) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep stouty brownish-black, opaque with a generous espresso colored head. Nose is roasty, wheat puffs, bakers chocolate, black coffee, tinge of smoke, wood. Mouth is medium-full, a little thinner than I like my stouts to be honest, moderate sweetness with a pleasant balancing bitterness that kicks in mid-range, burnt coffee (i.e. sooty) , sugar, cream (as in mouth feel), earthy, raisins, and a warm finish. Side-note: Question for Mr.Migwell (whose rating appears below, just before mine)... I get it that you’ve got 20-odd years on me in the age department, but seriously man. Common sense is timeless: if you don’t like coffee in your stout, why the fuck would you buy it in the first place?... unless you like to complain. Pretty fuckin silly if you ask me. Just an observation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (272) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Coffee in stout is really not my cup of tea. Once again, I find myself rating a style rather than the brew in question... no way I’m gonna rate a coffee stout above 3.5. I drink coffee in the AM and beer and ale in the PM. So, this one looks great, as a stout should, has a medium body and smells and tastes like coffee grounds with hops. Do I want hops in my coffee? Not likely. And vice versa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (791) - - FEB 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Pours oily black color, slightly haze, with light brown stable, foamy head. Visually low carbonation. Aroma: intense roasted and dark malts aroma, which takes on coffee. Flavor is similar: prevails coffee flavors, supported with dark and roasted malt, which takes on: - espreso coffee and coffee beans. There’re also hints of dark chocolate, hint of chipotle chili, which I also detected in aroma!?. Hop flavors takes on dark fruits, like prunes and other dried fruits. Finish is dry, bitter and lingers long in aftertaste. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (349) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a pitch black colour with a medium beige head that sticks to the glass. Beauty. Nose of strong coffee, cream, some chocolate and a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel is small sourness at the start that afterwards smooths out beautifully. Medium to full body. No trace of alcool. Medium to low sweetness for a stout which is kind of nice. Very well balanced. Excellent. One of the best stouts i tasted

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (866) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Big rocky tan head. Beautiful rich cakey earthy roast nose. Dense but supple, restrained but full, this is a complex and unique beauty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Almost opaque dark brown color with subtle carbonation activity. Creamy light brown 1.5 finger head lasting around 5 minutes and some good legs. Aromas and flavors of toffee, cocoa, coffee, herbal spices. Strong earthy roasted oak like bitter taste, slight caramel sweetness, and smoky cappuccino feel. Creamy milky medium body with some perfect carbonation. Strong and long finish ending with a highly spicy burnt mouth coat and thick toffee feel aftertaste. Overall : Warming good craft without the elegance. Overly spicy, slightly stale, missing some body, and not very accessible. Overhyped in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tchukyzator (1) - - FEB 8, 2016 does not count
Je regardais les commentaires et les ratings pour cette bière. De plus, Dieu du ciel venait d’être nommé meilleur brasserie au Canada. Donc, la pêché mortel me semblait un incontournable. Je me rend donc, à mon dépanneur favori et j’achète ladite caisse qui m’a coûtée presque 20$ pour un 6 packs...ouin pas donné mettons. L’arôme pas méchant du tout, Pour ce qui est de l’apparence je trouve que la mousse est peu présente ou se dissipe très rapidement mais somme toute j’accorde une note passable. Au goût, on sent très rapidement que le niveau d’alcool est très élevé, le goût de café est très présent. Cependant, étant un amateur de stout je trouve qu’elle n’accote pas certain stout beaucoup plus équilibré selon moi. En conclusion, je crois que je suis un amateur de stout et non d’impérial stout qui sont beaucoup plus élevé en alcool. Bref, j’avais beaucoup d’attente pour cette bière et pour être franc j’ai été déçu surtout pour le prix déboursé.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 On tap at Alibi Room - nitro pour w fair trade coffee. Excellent aroma and taste with coffee and cocoa notes. Perfect digestive!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beachmaster (385) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2016
On draught. Pours an ink black, with a small tan head that persists. Good lacing. Nose is dark roast malt, coffee, and cocoa. Taste follows the nose, with a creamy mouth feel and a very long finish. Perfectly balanced, and simply incredibly delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (803) - ITALY - FEB 7, 2016
Favolosa Imperial Stout, cioccolatosa, liquorosa, corposa e bilanciata: un tripudio di cacao e malto tostato goloso come un dessert, ma non eccessivamente dolce!


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