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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1965   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fub4r3d (7) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 341 ml bottle into shaker glass. Pours deep black with a thin coffee-coloured head. Aroma of coffee, darker chocolate/cocoa, and alcohol. Taste of coffee, roasted and chocolate malts and a hint of vanilla. Very well balanced and does not taste overly of alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fashawn (296) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 10, 2014
Buonissima oltreché bellissima, birra a tratti irripetibile che mi ha conquistato in una serata. Bella, scura impenetrabile, nero cenere con schiuma color crema di caffè, intensa, abbastanza persistente. Al naso subito conquista. Soufflè al cioccolato, qualche candito, tantissimo caffè in predominanza, una leggera nota sia affumicata che di cenere. Anche qualche leggerissima prugna, ed un odore di alcool buono, tipo bourbon. In bocca si avverte una predominanza di caffè. Il caffè è l’amalgama, che incontra ora note di cacao in polvere, ora note dolci che stemperano l’amarezza di tortino al cuore tenero di cioccolata. Qualche prugna anche in bocca, una presenza di malti tostati e torrefartti che portano lievemente in bocca l’orzo. Il reterogusto porta sempre il caffè, tanto caffè, che sembra quasi quello presente in un gelato alla vaniglia affogato allo stesso. Retrogusto lunghissimo e meraviglioso. tessitura imponente, la birra non è cremosa ma oleosa, o meglio quasi oleosa. La carbonatazione è molto lieve, la birra scende quasi liscia nonostante non sia beverina. Ma potrebbe spingere a lunghi sorsi. L’alcool emerge lentamente scaldando tutto il palato sul finale. Bellissima bevuta, impegnativa ed appagante. Great Job, Dieu Du Ciel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adricadabra (9) - Crehange, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2014 Première fois que je bois ce style de bière, wahou j’en suis encore scotché. Une robe noire opaque à vous en absorber la lumière, une mousse brune très légère mais qui tient longtemps. Au nez, elle sent le malt rôti et bien sûr le café, je sens légèrement la noisette, caramel et la vanille. En bouche, une légère douceur vous rempli la langue puis le palais, s’en suit pas un fin pétillement très légèrement acide, pour finir toute la puissance du café et du malt utilisé et "dieu du ciel" que ça y reste dans votre palais.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (349) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours near-black, near-opaque with very small tan head. Huge aroma of roasted coffee beans, with a little dark chocolate, vanilla and some alcohol. Lots of coffee in the taste too, along with molasses, vanilla and cocoa. Very smooth and full bodied. Hides the 9.5% ABV pretty well. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maximet (115) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Pitch black with a ring of coffee foam. Strong coffee, little roasted malt, vanilla with a little dark chocolate presence. A little bitter from the coffee infusion, dry finish. Creamy, oily texture with a average carbonation, long bitter finish. Not a wow, probably too high expectation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at the Brewdog Camden, London. pours black with lasting creamy brown head. Coffee aroma. Sweet, roasted malts, lots of coffee, dark chocolate. Full bodied. Great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2014
Negro intenso, espuma beige. Aromas de cafe, cacao, cereal. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce de cacao con final de amargor acafetado. Excelente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (139) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee with a bit of chocolate. Pours black with tan head. The first taste is intensely bitter but seems smoother after a few sips. Full bodied, with slick texture, and a bitter finish. Definitely a sipping beer that goes well with deserts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbllmm (5) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
Well rounded and perfectly balanced. Coffee expresso nose. Malted expresso in mouth. Full, full body. Long aftertaste of coffee and cocoa. No sugar, no bitternes. Great!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biirusaikou (900) - - NOV 10, 2014
Rich and deep coffee beans character, roasted malt, touch of vanilla, clean finish. Simply an amazing coffee brew, THE coffee brew, so hypnotizing that it is said to have psychedelic side-effects @o@

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