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

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RATINGS: 1873   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2005
Without sounding redundant, way overcarbonated. Afer allowing the beer to settle, a nice puffy tan head appeared provided a nice creamy mouthfeel to the beer. The aroma is somewhat lacking (not much of one at all) but the beer presents well at the first sip with a dry biting bitterness typicall of a nice coffee stout. Farily tannic and bitter with a cit of chalkiness to the taste. The beer finishes with a fairly warm trickle down the gullet. A nice offering made possible by Joe. Thanks.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours jet black with thing brown head. Like motor oil. Aroma is like sticking your head in a bag of coffee beans, but with some sweetness. Surprising light on the palate, though a bit oily, considering the thickness of the pour. Flavor is mostly coffee on the tongue, but then then the after taste builds with banana and vanilla. No alcohol presence. This beer comes off as one note on the palate, but it is so much more. Truly a great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
The bottle does this beer no justice. Must be consumed from a proper stout tap. Liquid gold!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
allesmetkaas (168) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle shared @ Dean’s Sticky Floor Tasting II. Pours black with a thin tan head. Beautiful aroma of coffee with a hint of chocolate. Taste of sweet dark coffee with a bitter finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steverus0 (166) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a small tan heads that recedes into a small wisp leaving lacing down the glass. Smells of coffee and also some sweet chocolate. Taste is of bitter roasted coffee with a hint of chocolate. A bit less complex than I was expecting. Mouthfeel is a closer to medium than thick. Good beer, but not as good as the ratings for me. Maybe my palate is spoiled by a constant supply of Founders stouts. I’d rather have a FBS when in a coffee stout mood.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to Fratto. Dark pour, thin tan head. Smells slightly fruity, with a hint of coffee. I don’t taste any fruit though...this is actually really good. I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours black short creamy brown head. Aroma: roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor: coffee, roasty, bittersweet chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plaugher (161) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
12oz on tap in a tulip. Pours a deep black with a light fluffy mocha head. Big nose of roasted coffee and caramel, with a very rich, warming, coffee flavour. Smooth, silky and oh so warming, with a light bitter finish. Doesn’t feel boozy at all, which is mildly disconcerting; however, the richness ensures that this does not turn into a session beer. A gorgeous stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2008
shared 11.5 bottle with bobby at the congressional less:tiger - parking deckin’ good bunker shot by charley hamilton. beer was the best thing i’ve had at 9 am since... a long time ago. smooth coffee tones with a nice richly amhesrtish blend of goodness, go jim fyurk and go peche mortel.


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