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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1870   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teddybeer (2192) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2014
[Thanks to Glouglouburp]. Black color with a light beige head, quickly diminishing. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, strong licorice and black coffee notes. Flavor has notes of coffee beans, roasted, some ashes and licorice hints. The final is mild bittery with a dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (613) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
On tap @ Dieu du Ciel, Montreal - Canada. Color: dense black beer no carbonation and heavy brown foam. Smell: roasted malt, licorice, and high malty nose. Taste: nice malty taste with licorice and small alcohol taste. Aftertaste: licorice and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (275) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
8/24/14 $8+ bottle from CBO. Saw it advertised on Instagram and ran down to grab 2 bottle. Jeff raved about it and I was VERY DISAPPOINTED based on the hype and cost. Bought 2 and drank the 2nd a week later and still underwhelmed. BCCOFFEE spoiled all coffee beers for me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cagou007 (320) - FRANCE - MAY 28, 2014
On tap at Dieu du Ciel !, Montreal - Pours deep black with a magnificent thick tan head. Nice lacing. Nose is coffee and caramel. Amazing mouthfeel! Very creamy texture with no carbonation. Aromas of roasters malt, coffee, raisins, brown sugar and whisky cream. Reminds me a mix of Bailey's and coffee milkshake. Sweetness is balanced by a roasty and bitter finish. Amazing beer experience! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1191) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 11.5 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Batch 73 (Bottled January 06 2014 per DDC). Pours black with a tinge of brown and two fingers of nice fluffy tan head. Nice webby lacing. Aromas of big coffee, dark chocolate, light caramel and vanilla. Tastes of big coffee, bitter roast, dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Fairly smooth for the ABV. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Semi-creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Nice coffee imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stephane_Houle (107) - - MAY 28, 2014
Apparence: D’une couleur noir, elle est coiffée d’une généreuse mousse d’une longue durée. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt rôtie et de café qui dominent. Saveurs: On goûte vraiment le côté "impérial" de cette bière. L’alcool enveloppe la bouche au départ et rapidement par la suite viennent des saveurs de chocolat noir et de café. Fiche technique : Style: Impérial Stout Format: 341 ml Taux d’alcool : 9,5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2607) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Draft pour at their brewery - black with a ton of foamy off white head. Super thick. Tons of coffee flavor. Choclate notes of course. Tasty. Another big one. Hoppy too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stizz19 (59) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a dark black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smokiness. Tastes of bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee and some sour flavour as well. Really great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersighted (99) - - MAY 21, 2014
This is a lovely, thick black imperial stout. Potent in its offerings, it is a very balanced stout and worthy of praise. I enjoyed its sweetness up front, typical of the style, but it quickly evolved into a bitterness of a black coffee. Could have a bit more body in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Backlog. Bottled at Green Lion. Im a huge Ciel-fan and this is one of their best. Coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and a touch of smoke.

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