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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1854   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
Thanks to Chuck for the sample! Has a very nice mild roast coffee aroma to it. Pours a nice black body, with a nice foamy beige head. Flavor is also a nice coffee, quite good. Has a pretty good body and texture, and lively carbonation. Overall, really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Thanks to Four Firkins, I was able to try this rare Canadian gem. $6.50 per 11.5 oz. bottle. Pours jet black with a creamy tan head. Nose is aggressive, only slight hints of coffee along with roasted malts, a hint of chocolate and iodine. Mouth feel is heavy and brash, smooth & oily and very acidic. Definately taste the high alcohol from the get go. Coffee flavor is a bit washed out by the roastiness. This is definately in the running for the best coffee-beer. Only thing holding this back is the limited availability and high price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phiconners (148) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2010
On tap at the Armsby Abbey. Very dark with a perfect light tan head. Very nice flavor, full mouthfeel, very smooth. Excellent imperial stout, one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - APR 15, 2008
Bottle. (Bottled on Nov. 7th 2007.) Many, many, many thanks to tronraner. I wasn’t able to visit Montreal during the winter season, as my original plan. I was bummed. So, I am extremely grateful for this moment. The pour is quite opaque with hints of light passing through around the thinner edges creating a burgundy hue. The head is a long-lasting tan head that creates decent lacing. The aroma is very roasty in coffee as well as strong hints of molasses and toffee. There are some slight sour and tangy notes. The mouth-feel is very viscous with some fine carbonation and slight oiliness. The flavour, wow... it’s packed with coffee and lightly sweetened cocoa. Toffee is pretty predominant as well. The tanginess is much more subtle in the flavour than it was in the aroma. The finish is very smooth and slightly bitter. Coffee and cocoa flavours linger for quite some time. Overall, this is very balanced. It’s very delicious. Ah, this is quite amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caskalefan (148) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
For me, this stout is a wonderful paradox. I’m not normally a fan of heavily influenced coffee stouts, but this one is so perfectly done with just the right balance of chocolate, toffee, and acidity. The body is creamy/fluffy, and the finish is pure espresso, Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steverus0 (147) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Wonderful. Roast coffee and chocolate malts and barley in perfect balance. Beautiful appearance in the glass with great cling and a persistent head. Opaque with deep chocolate coloring. Clean and resolute on the palate and begging for a second, third, fourth.....wait, why not sip all day? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
WOW brew for me. Dark rich with some coco and coffee nibs. Cleaned up with nice acidity and no noticable alcohol. I could see this brew aging quite well for a couple of years. Would seek this out again though I haven’t seen it out west.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 6, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to Beerlando!!! The nose is roasted coffee and hints of cocoa. Alcohol is somewhat hidden behind the overloaded coffee bean flavors. This beer packs a huge expesso punch to your mouth. Solid just not great.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ygberg (143) - SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2009
Aroma of coffe, lots of coffe, vanilla and a kind of dusty, metalic sent. The appearance is night black with a nice brown head and great lazing. The flavor is coffe, vanilla and tobacco. The beer is also very bitter. Overall an amazing beer with great coffe taste.

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