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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1818   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
deepeary (41) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at The Only Cafe. Hands down the best coffee stout I’ve tried. I can’t imagine anything more rich and delicious. Tonnes of coffee, chocolate on the nose and mouth. Bitter chocolate finish. Thick, creamy mouth feel. A joy to sip. Definitely lives up to my expectations.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
curepute (124) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Dark black no head. Big coffee nose, booze, dark chocolate. Taste is coffee, black chocolate, roasted malts, big bitterness. Finish has a long bitter coffee taste. Big mouth feel with a little booze. One of the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heavylaevy (1) - - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Delicious imperial. First time with this beer for many moons. Black as night. Coffee ground and roasted malt aroma. Thick on the mouth. Strong roasted coffee taste with hints of molasses, Caramel, chocolate, and a touch of nut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
This beer poured as black as the night and formed a huge dirty tan foamy head coated the glass with lace as it subsided. A good deal of carbonation is present. The aroma really smacks you over the head with expresso coffee, malt and a slight peanut odor. The flavor was of malt, coffee and chocolate. The body was creamy, but a bit on the thin side for the style. The warming aspect of the alcohol level is present in the slightly burnt coffee finish. A great beer, but at the current pricing, I would be hard pressed to have this on more than just a rare occasion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (266) - - FEB 12, 2014
12oz bottle poured into stout snifter. This beer is black with highlights of cola at the edges. A gentle pour yielded a thin head that receded to a ring. Dots of lace are left behind as the beer is consumed. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is bitter espresso, dark cherries, some vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, and a smoky/roasty malts. On the low end of full body, creamy and thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (503) - - FEB 7, 2014
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours black with a fringe of ruby and a tan-cinnamon colored head. Aroma is milk chocolate and cookie dough with the faint tinge of coffee beans. Taste is milk chocolate and a little cookie dough sweetness up front. Builds into a pleasant coffee bitterness with some of the sweetness remaining. The alcohol comes through slightly at the end and creates a little astringency. Medium mouthfeel, wish it was a little fuller. Very good, easy drinking imp stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Couleur très opaque noire et avec presque pas de mousse. Odeur de café, dr céréales roties. En bouche, c est riche, café, choco avec une houblonage herbeux. Elle a bc de corps. Très intense, bon mais elle peu vite devenir écoeurante...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
On tap. Poured a deep black with a thin head that dissipated quite quickly. This may have been a result of the server not getting it to me. The smell is malt and coffee but is not overpowering. The taste was only slightly of coffee and a little watery. Interesting, but not something I’m likely to order again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pitch black with a finger of dark khaki head. Smells sweet malt, coffee, earthy roastedness, some chocolate. Taste is tons of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted hop bitter, some caramel sweetness, earthy mustiness a tad. Alcohol isn't too apparent mouthfeel is relatively slick and not very coating. A very well done coffee stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (749) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog, Leeds. Almost black. Thin, broken, but lasting, tan coloured head. Fresh ground coffee. Vanilla. A little grassiness. Taste is heavily sugared espresso. Thick, hot chocolate, gloopy palate. Long, dry, bitter finish. A punch in the face from someone wearing a 12" thick, foam, boxing glove.

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