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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1922   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 17, 2010
Deep coffee aroma. Dark, dark brown with a lasting tan head. Taste of coffee grounds, hops, and chocolate bitters. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (209) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pitch black pour with a light head. The aromas are fantastic. Coffee, smoke, vanilla, and coconut. Tingly first sip with licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso, slight hops and roast. Finish is super long and bitter. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Aroma: Coffe, burnt, raisin. Taste: Burnt coffe, raisins, bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel: Sweet, medium body. Notes: Very good coffe stout, seem tho somethings empty about it, lacks the flair i want. But really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
pours opaque black with a thick light brown head that is as dense as they come, and seems to be sticking around, but leaves lacing as it passes. the giant notes of coffee are evident even from a distance. i don’t much care for coffee, but i love the smell, and i tend to really enjoy beers brewed with it or that smell like it (plain old roasty stouts)--with the exception of speedway. this is closer to jah va in the smell, which i appreciate. just huge hits of black coffee, tempered a little by the dark malt smells of roasted and chocolate malts. the complexity is certainly there in the smell. it’s the sort of thing you wish they made air fresheners of. the coffee notes are more subdued in the taste, which i again appreciate, though they definitely dominate. there is still a ton of roast and chocolate malt character there, and the hops seem to be primarily for bittering, as it seems to have a coffee bitterness without any hop notes. so, a lightly bitter finish, with a thick but airy, with tons of carbonation to give it that creamy but coarse feel. very well done. i like it every bit as much as jah va, which i really enjoyed. and oh so much better than speedway. great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Had the bottled version last year...Lots of ,duh ,coffee. Quite carbonated. Bitter, ash tray finish that bothered me a bit . Had on tap last night at Spuyten Duyvil. Very little carbonation. Beautiful Pour. Black with nice brown head. Lots of coffee, and only a touch of the unpleasant ash tray/ cigarette flavor. Had again in the bottle, this time was blown away, awesomely flavorful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2009
11.5 ounce bottle. I must admit that I have become a pretty harsh rater for imperial stouts. I feel that one must really woo me in order to get a rating higher than a 4. This brew definitely deserves that honor. It pours a dark black color with a half finger width tan head that lingers throughout the duration of the beer. The aroma consists of coffee... and a lot of it! It may also have some hints of malt, but the coffee smell definitely masks it. The taste is also dominated by wonderful coffee hints. There is also some chocolate and roasted malts present, but is masked by the coffee again. It has a full bodied mouthfeel that leaves an excellent taste of coffee in the back of your mouth. Overall, this is an excellent brew. An absolute must-have for coffee lovers!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Thanks to RichLikeBeer! This beer was really good! Big coffee aromas mixed with the roastiness you would expect from a big imperial stout. The flavor is a perfect meld of chocolate, coffee, roasted bitterness, and a silky smooth mouthfeel that makes you almost feel like you are drinking a whipped frapachino (sp?). All of the different flavors balance perfectly with one another, and the alcohol is just right in this one.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (200) - - JUN 13, 2014
Pours jet black with a lively mocha head. Aromas of coffee with definite undertones of mocha chocolate. Medium mouth feel. Tastes of burnt chocolate malts with a hint of brown sugar. Overall this is too heavy and too high in abv to ever be a session beer but as a one shot sipper or a dessert beer with cheesecake, it is quite amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (199) - GREECE - OCT 18, 2014
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Black color with medium beige brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, milk chocolate, coffee, fruits. Silky full body,, almost creamy with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 25, 2008
black pour with nice dark brown head. cocoa and coffee aroma, smells kind of bitter. thick body intense coffee flavor followed up by a long bitter dark chocolate finish


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