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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: 2075   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a thin tan head. Amazing smells of toasted coconut, banana, coffee, vanilla, oatmeal, and bitter chocolate. Tastes mostly like that with some alcohol warmth and a nice bitter coffee finish. Syrupy and delicious

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2005
I finally got my hands on a sample of this at a tasting yesterday -- tried next to Speedway Stout. Pour is beautiful black under a dark tan head. Aroma is immense coffee roast. Nothing but coffee. The flavor matches perfectly, leaving me wondering where the beer is. The coffee is impenetrable -- malt character and hops are almost indiscernable. The mouthfeel is way too thin for an imperial stout, too. Where are the residual sugars? This is an interesting beer, but difficult to call wonderful and difficult to call an imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Poor head, but a potent coffee aroma that just leaps from the glass. Wonderfully creamy mouthfeel, slightly oily texture, but the carbonation. Slightly overcarbonated and very odd texture that actually takes away from the other components. The coffee flavour always dominant on the palate. Smooth, good bitterness and adds a great deal to the overall flavour. Overall, a very well-done beer "if" you enjoy huge amounts of coffee in your beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel Pours jet black with a thin tan head. Head remains until the beer ends. Strong aroma of coffee, smoked vegetables (good) and stout beer. Aroma is very nice and complex. Taste is smoky roasted coffee with some alcohol and bittersweet caramel on the finish. Holy shit this is good. Another Dieu Du Ciel spectacular. I am beginning to really like this brewery. Almost musty in a good way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElCapitan22 (321) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Pours a dark brown/black color but has a nice thick, creamy head and nice lacing. Smells of cocoa nibs and coffee. Tastes like unsweetened milk chocolate. A very rich beer, and an excellent one at that!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Thick black pour that instantly hits you with coffee. First taste and every taste after is super smooth coffee with a lot of chocolate velvety that makes it go down incredibly easy. Even non coffee drinkers can enjoy this one. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Very dark black with faint ruby hues. On top sits a rich frothy brown head. Looks devilish. Coffee, of course, in the aroma, but tons of complexity as well. Molasses, chocolate, soy sauce, brown sugar, anise, brownie batter and very light alcohol. The taste is predominately coffee and espresso, but the rich flavors of roasted malts blends perfectly. Lots of molasses and bittersweet chocolate. The lingering alcohol burn in the chest is quite welcome. Overall this is fantastic, one of the best coffee brews to ever cross my lips.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
draft . Thin head with a light aroma. Slightly acidic and jet Black in color. Smooth espresso crema flavor. Brings me back to north Americas most euro city.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - FEB 12, 2014
12oz bottle poured into stout snifter. This beer is black with highlights of cola at the edges. A gentle pour yielded a thin head that receded to a ring. Dots of lace are left behind as the beer is consumed. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is bitter espresso, dark cherries, some vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, and a smoky/roasty malts. On the low end of full body, creamy and thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fredthecat (318) - CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
smells like barbecue, acrid burnt wood, coffee, cigarette butts, but not in a bad way... absolutely opaque brown with a small beige head. woah, intense flavour and feel, body like turkish coffee dregs, taste is burnt malt, coffee grounds, just a powerful taste, interesting tangy hopping and black licorice. awesome


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