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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2107   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (346) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2015 A very highly rated beer that I am a bit torn about how to review. I think how much one likes this beer depends a lot on how much one likes an imperial stout to taste like coffee. I like a roast taste in a stout but by that I mean the taste of roast malt (and in good examples with hints of several other flavours) not roast coffee. The beer is well balanced and the coffee taste is not overwhelming but it is nontheless the dominant flavour. I don’t dislike coffee flavour in beer but am also not an enthusiast so I can’t rate it higher though I understand that those who like this flavour in a beer would do so.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours super dark black with a thick, foamy brown head. Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Lots of roasty malt notes come through as well. The flavor has more smoky notes than the aroma leads on, but it is full of dark chocolate, and a robust coffee finish that lingers forever. Mouthfeel is adequately thick. The lacing made black metal band logos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
341mL bottle from Omni. Pours a deep black with a tiny bit of brown head that dissipates very quickly. Smell is mostly roasted malts with some coffee and maybe a bit of chocolate. Palate is on the heavy side of medium body, but still mouth filling, with some fairly strong carbonation. Taste is excellent, with some roasted sweetness at first, giving way to some bitterness which balances out and then the entire thing fades away in a nice aftertaste. Really good, but the bourbon aged version is even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (344) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Pours a pitch black colour with a medium beige head that sticks to the glass. Beauty. Nose of strong coffee, cream, some chocolate and a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel is small sourness at the start that afterwards smooths out beautifully. Medium to full body. No trace of alcool. Medium to low sweetness for a stout which is kind of nice. Very well balanced. Excellent. One of the best stouts i tasted

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2005
Wonderful rich coffee aroma. This beer is BLACK, light does not pass through it. It has a nice rich mocha flavor. The beer starts sweet and finishes smooth, although a touch chaulky. A very well balanced beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAR 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 On tap at Dieu Du Ciel. Black with dense brown head. Huge Coffee, molasses and cocoa aroma and taste. Flavors meld together perfectly. Very sweet but strong vibrant black coffee flavor keeps the sweetness from cloying. Thick smooth body with soft mouthfeel. Bitter finish comes from the coffee instead of the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Appearance: Just lovely obsidian body with a mocha head made from delicate layers of fine bubbles. Lots of lacing and some retention. Sexy. Smell: Cafe Latte All The Way! Just a slightly milky creamy coffee aroma that entices you to take a sip :) Taste: Well blended coffee stout. The coffee is never unnoticed but not overpowering either. I’m not even a coffee drinker and I love this stuff. Then again the bottle has been in my fridge for about 3 months so maybe I’m not having the freshest sample. Mouthfeel: Not very heavy and well carbonated. I’m happy this one wasn’t thick or syrupy. Drinkability: Easy to down this brew although I wouldn’t recommend drinking too many as too much caffeine is a bad thing. Especially when consumed in a mixed form with a depressant. Home Run! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-26-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Thanks to jimmack and Eric: As soon as I got the beer in the house I popped the cap. Huge amounts of deep tan head came pouring out much of it ending in my sink. Overcarbonation maybe the reason, I don’t know.After letting it settle I poured and the beer looked great. Aroma wasn’t as pungent as I expected it to be. The flavor on the other hand was. Lot’s of sweet coffee throughout with some decent alcohol as well. I think this beer is a little overhyped. Sure it was good but it didn’t break any new ground for me. I’m not saying I was dissappointed just underwhelmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - SEP 4, 2007
Very much like the Alesmith Speedway, with a lighter body and a mellower taste. Which for me was better. Tons of coffee, roasted malts and very creamy. Slightly sweet with soft bitterness. Finishes with a toughof vanilla bean, cinnamon and caramel.

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