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

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RATINGS: 1885   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from Beer Pantry at Grand Central Station.. Pour is a dark dark brown almost black with a nice tan head that dissipates to nothing. Smell is coffee and roasted malts with some chocolate. Taste is heavy coffee.. very crisp with a roasted chocolate malt finish. ABV is apparent. Mouthfeel is creamy and rich. Overall a nice coffee stout.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (378) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
D’un noir sans équivoque, ce grand classique est surmonté d’une mousse onctueuse rappelant un bon café crème. Le café est la flaveur dominante de cette bière, et est supportée par des notes chocolatées et de malt rôti. Bien ronde en bouche, sa texture crémeuse facilite grandement la déglutition de ce stout impérial de réputation internationale.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (316) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
A coffee stout done great. Pours pure black with a beautiful crema head. Aroma is of strong coffee, chocolate, and sour milk. Tastes of strong coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate milk, roasted malts, and hides its booze very well. Has a heavy body with low carbonation and an oily texture. The booziness adds a warmth, yet is still so smooth for how strong it is. Absolutely beautiful this beer be.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EtTuCthulhu (1049) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2014
The color of this beer is a solid jet black, and it pours with a large tan head that fades slowly. The aroma is full of coffee beans with undercurrents of roasted and caramel malts; the taste is a lustrous blend of mild malt bitterness with heavy coffee flavor, but it’s mellowed out by the mild umami and touch of sourness. The aftertaste is purely coffee flavor because the bitterness only continues to mellow, and the palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation. Overall, this beer is a very, very amazing--if not the best--coffee stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours black with a one-finger tan head. Nice aromas of coffee, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt and cocoa. Taste follows the nose. Loads of coffee in the foreground. This is coupled with cocoa and vanilla and into the roasted malt. Hints of burnt toast. Fairly bold hop profile as well. A nice harmony of bitter and sweet make their way into a lively finish. On the higher side of carbonation for a stout of this size, making the body feel a tad bit thin. Slightly oily, but stays crisp. Really nice stout that keeps a great balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle poured into a oversized snifter. Jet black pour with a tiny head that quickly settles and leaves tan lacings. Nose has loads of ground coffee, some chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows the nose with some soy sauce and medium bitterness. Pretty nice!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (312) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Oh la la! Les Francais savent comment faire une biere Stout! This is absolutely divine, smells of wonderful dark roast espresso, very dark raw cocoa, roasted malts, some chocolate ilk sweetness and smooth, light, roasted barley. Looks are impeccably sexy, exceedingly brown-black with a tan head that retains itself well and laces the ol’ vessel most kingly. The tongue is treated to everything to nose enjoyed plus some sweet tart cherry and vanilla. Quite sweet to start and ends bittersweet with a warming, playful booziness. A nice smooth, lightly oily mouthfeel with mid-low carbonation makes it all to easy to gulp.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (264) - FRANCE - SEP 10, 2014
Noir avec des reflets rouge, mousse chocolat. Nez de café, d’alcool, de bois et de fruits noirs. Bouche sur le café et le chocolat, malts grillés, alcool. Belle complexité. Corps puissant, chaleur de l’alcool présente dès le début de la dégustation. Amertume forte et peristente. Grande longueur en bouche. Superbe bière !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (720) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Super smooth imperial coffee stout. Opaque black with glowing tan ring. Great lacing. Charred malt, black coffee, dark cocoa. Toast follows with great balance between bitter char and boozy sweetness. Great lighter mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (420) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
Sample in Alibi Room, Vancouver. Aroma had coffee, roasted / burned, caramel, chocolat. Pours black, lacing beige head. Only one of the rack that had a head actually. Taste had lot of roast, coffee, liquorice. Finish was light spicy, dry. Good beer to start my stay in Canada.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1107) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to kansaibeerlvrs. Poured black with thick tan head. Aroma strong with vanilla, pretzel coffee char. Light carb med bod. Charred grill dark choc taste.


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