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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2128   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1853) - Athens, GREECE - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma malt, coffee, roasted. Taste sweet, malt, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2016
A 341ml bottle with a bottled on date of 13th August 2015 and poured into a snifter glass. It poured a deep dark brown, near black colour with a less than one finger tanned head that disappears fairly quickly but leaves nice small spotty lacing. Aromas are strong coffee, espresso, sweet black cherry and vanilla, roasty malts and a hint of dark chocolate. Tastes of very nice coffee, roastiness, lightly charred with a finish that is a lingering dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth velvety, full bodied with low carbonation. Overall a very nice coffee stout that I could drink again and again. Will definitely age a few bottles since it does suggest that on the back label. Would also love to try a barrel-aged version of this bad boy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes (11/27/15). This is a great example of a non-barrel aged RIS. It’s not the most complicated beer, but it is loaded with roasted malt flavor, with notes of chocolate and coffee, and it has a great, silky mouthfeel. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AwaKe (220) - Laval, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Par où commencer? Un produit incroyable, arômes café, goût houblonné, café torréfié, effervescence parfaitement balancée, palais onctueux, finale sèche et chaleureuse avec un petit goût boisé. On est privilégiés d?avoir un produit aussi delicieux et accessible au Québec. A+++

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2016
BBD 01/18. Pours dark as Satan’s heart. World class head volume, lacing and retention. World class nose of rich roast, strong coffee, chocolate and a solid malt base with caramel. Perfectly smooth and creamy full body, but done with an artful brewers light touch. World class carbonation with an effervescent middle and a prickly punch in the finish that tickles the tongue. The carbonation/body balance is a masterpiece. The flavor profile is high end world class. The balance of this beer is a masterpiece. The complex flavor profile arrives in a blended fashion then slowly separates. The intensity of each flavor is so perfectly balanced that none can dominate, yet all arrive for their moment of glory but never completely fall from the palate. Underneath is a rich malt sweetness that accelerates in intensity and peaks at the finish in a rich caramel blast. The more assertive flavors arrive first (coffee, roast) then taper to the moderate flavors (chocolate, anise). The middle is slightly bitter from roast, coffee and hops plus a touch of char. As the finish approaches, the char aspect fades into smoke like a ghost fading away. The 9% alcohol remains completely covered but gives itself away in the dry finish, which is quite a difficult brewing task. The finish lingers with shifting flavor sensations that encompass the full range of complexity. This is the beer that all stouts should be measured against. It simply, is the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dragoon76 (3) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016 does not count
Excellente biere mais le seul défaut le café pas toujours le même!!! Des fois trop et d autres fois parfaite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Karamelagtig smag, med sødmen fra karamellen. Lettere syrlig, med en del alkohol i eftersmagen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1104) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2016
12oz bottle - pours pitch black with medium tan head . Strong coffee aroma . Bitter coffee and dark Cocoa flavors , mild sweetness that leads to a bitter finish . Solid . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (171) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Bottledog. Pours very dark, thick tan head. Loads of coffee and burned (in a good way) toffee on the nose. Lovely thick mouthfeel, lots of toasted notes, hint of licorice, espresso in the back, but not overpowering. Develops nicely as it warms up. Bloody lovely. For sipping after a good meal. Or instead of one....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frax (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle packaged on 12/22/15. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissipates. Raisin notes in the aroma. Lots of coffee and chocolate, some vanilla. Full, thick body with a gritty mouthfeel. Alcohol is clearly present up front and through the finish. The finish is looooooong and the coffee notes seem to get stronger and more bitter. It all works.

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