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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2149   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 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1116) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Aromas of fresh made coffee, espresso, coffee oils, chocolate, toasted cocoa, dark malts and subtle oak. Pours brownish black with a thin mocha foam and lots of oils floating atop the glass. Taste brings harsh dark roasted malts and grains, tire oil, chocolate, dark coffee roast, burnt espresso and caramel. Finishes slightly bitter with chocolate, espresso and coffee oils still on the palate. Overall, this is a very roast and chocolate forward beer with a hint of heat and spice on the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Booga (82) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle aged 2 years to snifter. Pours dark with creamy 2-finger beige head. Lots of lacing as the glass is drunk. Aroma is strong coffee. Creamy, slick brew. Dark chocolate and coffee taste. Pretty bitter with little sweetness. Damn, this is good! One of my new fave non-BA imperial stouts!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1685) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
Black pour with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is coffee, char, and dark chocolate. Taste is strong coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and roast. Black coffee aftertaste. Slick palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with similar viscosity and khaki colored head. Coffee, lots of coffee and roast on the nose with a little chocolate; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with coffee, pretty much lots of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2268) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
0.341 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, bottled in August 2015. Pitch black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, a bit of hazelnut, vanilla and licorice. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, burnt nuts, some vanilla and licorice, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, minimally warming-alocoholic finish. Full body, very creamy mouthfeel, almost flat. The coffee flavours are prominent but still good in balance with the malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is great and it drinks very easy. It’s only a bit one-dimensional, but nevertheless quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
Drank at a bottle share with my fellow workers at Jersey Girl Brewing Company! A really nice well done Imperial Stout, nice smokiness in both aroma and taste but not overpowering. A really nice coffee/toffee flavor, well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (433) - - APR 17, 2016
Good god! Aromas of espresso, roasted malts, and tobacco. Taste is espresso, dark chocolate, nicely roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla. Mmmmmmmmm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Deep clear brown, light tan brown head. Coffee, deep roasted grains. Slight bitterness, deepens as the taste continues. Sweet, vanilla. Thick body, heavy oily. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2604) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
341ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours black in colour with a beige foam head leaving lacing. Nose of coffee, ash, dark chocolate, roast malt, vanilla. Taste is sweetish, roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, chocolate & coffee, earthy, with some warm booze and bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Well balanced, very drinkable.

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