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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2143   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.

verymerrymonk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Pours a thick black body with a thin tan head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and nuts. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2923) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle from Geers, Oostakker. Oily black colour, lots of brown creamy foam. Nose of roasted malts, lots of coffee. Bitter with light sweet hints. Nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (875) - - SEP 23, 2016
Pours jet black into snifter with generous foamy head. Aroma is coffee beans and alcohol. Body is thick and very heavy - almost a milkshake. This bottle might have had a hint of oxidation, which gave a metallic taste and left the rest a little watery. Decent coffee flavor with the right amount of bitterness. Really good with the potential to be great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
Along with Yves at home christof black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt hops coffee aroma a roasted malt hops coffee chocolate alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
vincentvega72 (383) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Donkerzwart bier met dikke romige mokkakleurige schuimkraag die langzaamaan inzakt. Aroma en smaken van donkere chocolade, koffie, leer, tabak. Diepe volle smaak met een heerlijk lange bittere afdronk. Heel smooth bier voor zijn abv. Zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Top

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1432) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2016
There’s certainly a lot of religious tension in the dark world of Imperial Stouts. Even More Jesus, Big Bad Baptist, Bible Belt, etc. It’s perfectly natural that Peche Mortel take its place among the fallen. It’s the drink of the bitter souls who lust for the blackened grain. Peche Mortel pours opaque with light brown foam. Smells like espresso, dark fruit, cocoa, and booze. Bold, bitter coffee and charred grain tastes. Some sweeter undercurrents of chocolate and subtle cream. Despite the high level of bitterness, this is ridiculously drinkable for an Imperial Stout. Full-bodied and dry, yet it’s smooth and far from being too warm or heavy. The best of sins are always inviting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
Shared with wim at bbq lille. Black colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Coffee aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is roasted bitter dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Pitch black color with foam ring. Thick alcoholic and intense coffee flavor with smokey notes (whisky barrel associations). Mild and coffee roasty taste with a vanilla sweetness and a very balanced overall impression. Sweet roasty finish and sweet aftertaste. Very smooth and pleasant beer (even though I still don’t like coffee).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (6420) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
341ml bottle @ One pint pub. Pitch black, thick brown head. Coffee, mocha, roasted malt. Massive stuff. Coffee dominates in flavor, hops, roastedness, ash. Solid. Smooth. Delicious IS. So good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1180) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Dry dusty coffee, very intense. Pure. Slight sweetness on the tongue, but mostly bitter. Dry. High drinkability too. There is not much more to say except that everythings with this beer just works. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3104) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, thanks sneakychi. Aroma is espresso powder, roasted malts, ashes. Taste is fresh espresso, ashes, full-bodied, but surprisingly light. Very dry, minerally finish. Medium carbonation. Excellent Coffee Imperial Stout. It’s not too complex, but I like the dry espresso flavours and it just works.

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