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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.


barn0216's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Jet black color, zero head despite aggressive pour from bottle. Still lightly carbonated though. Rich fudge aroma with hazelnut. Flavor is well balanced blend of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee. The coffee eventually wins out leaving a light roasted, burned toast flavor. Maybe a note of alcohol in there as well but very well masked. Very drinkable stout, approaching the greats.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle@O’Haras, Tampere, Finland. Balanced, but not so bold taste of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. BD: 12/2015 smoothes the bitterness of coffee, good. Medium/strong body with low carbonation. Overall, top quality IS with a bit light body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CacheManyHose (575) - HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2016
Bought back by Matt from Brouehaha in Quebec! Pitch opaque black-brown with tan fizzy watery head. Smell is sublimely coffee: dark and roasted, like a handful of coffee beans in your face (in a very nice way). As it warms up moderate plum, spice, candied apple and honey malt, booze, smoky but fine cigar smoke, oak/wood, some inky liqourice. Taste is very bitter, somewhat minty/grassy, spicy sharp moderately chocolate finish. Body is stony, bitter, medium slickness, quite creamy/smooth, ends on a spicy slightly chewy note. Fantastic imperial stout with lots of roasty coffee. Great nose. Taste is good but would prefer a bit less sharpness. Excellent all round.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (839) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle@konttori. Opaque black color with small tanned head. Aroma has lots of coffee, roasted malt, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Taste is malty with long bitter and quite sweet aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, ripe fruits, licorice, vanilla and piney hops. Very intense but excellent. Complex taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are tons of bitter coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GunnarStal (10) - - AUG 3, 2016
Pours black, thick tan head. Roasty, bitter, chocolate on the nose. Taste was amazing, roasty coffee and chocolate, sweet and balanced. Nice bitter finish. One of the best.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (195) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Bien des choses ont été écrites sur cette bière, la très grande majorité en bien. Je pourrais donner trois conseils. Dans un premier temps, fiez-vous à ces commentaires. Ensuite, allez en acheter une si ce n’est déjà fait. Finalement, savourez-là attentivement. C’est fort probablement la meilleure Imperial Stout non barriquée qu’il m’a été donné de boire.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
1r355 (14) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2016
Pot on tap from Beer Deluxe. Is it legal to marry a beer as yet? This is one beautiful beer if I’ve ever tasted one. Beautiful froth, aroma and a taste of chocolate ice cream with a shot of espresso. There is a reason this hits the top rated beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smarticle (2) - - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
On tap, this is divine. Bottled, it’s still one of the best stouts you can find. Sweet with strong coffee, chocolate and roasted notes. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayseppi (159) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Midnight black under a mocha coloured head that has great retention. Espresso and roasting the nose. Big bitterness in the flavour. Intensity of flavour is high resulting in some umami on the palate as well. Nitro packed keg gives a full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Coffee and bitterness on the finish. Exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1582) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. A- Coffee, slightly bitter, earthy, subtle vegetables. A- Dark brown color, black liquid, brown head. T- Bitter coffee, roasty, dry. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. O- Timed nicely to have this as my 100th Imperial Stout and my 1,500th overall rating. Pretty tasty! Tons of bitter coffee. Almost overbearing. Possibly a bit overrated but still a very good beer. I think I may have liked it even more if it wasn’t quite so fresh.


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