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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2006   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle, LCBO (Dieu de Ciel Promotion) Pours near black with thick tan head. Heady aroma of roast malts and coffee. Full bodied. Initially bitter with near sweet finish. Not something I could drink every day, but a standout occasional treat.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
bottle thanks to hey_kevin and hopdog. i am not a coffee fan i have never liked it but this is wonderfull. pours a nice pitch black with a large brownish tan head just a little lacing. aroma is a very rich coffee with a nice smoked malt backround taste is dark chocolate, coffee, malt, hops and just a little sweet. a fantastic beer. very surprising for a non coffe drinker.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
This beer has a huge coffee aroma that appeals to the nose upon pouring. The flavors that appear are numerous and show up at different points in the tasting (as the beer warms.) First was the obvious chocolate and coffee followed closely by a richer mocha and slight vanilla. Very good beer that you shoud definately try to find.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours opaque black with a dark chocolate head that dies to nice lacing. Smells of roasted coffee beans and chocolate notes. Tastes of delicious coffee beans, some bakers chocolate and a minor hop bite. Medium in the mouth with a tickle of carbonation. Surprisingly very easy to sip, could go for another. Weird combo but complements my quiche very nicely

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours thick and black, like motor oil, with thick tan head and tons of lacing. Aromas of coffee, some booze, and roastiness. Taste is sweet, coffee bitter. Palate is thick, sticky, and a bit oily. Overall, a very tasty stout. Love the palate, nice flavor for this non-coffee drinker.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2010
It pours the deepest shade of black, very dense, with a deliciously creamy tan head. No lace though. The aroma is tantalizing. A full force of bold coffee beans hits your nose followed with a healthy dose of dark roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden underneath the massive coffee/chocolate aromas. The flavor continues to provide a mouthful of dark roast coffee beans, swirling flavors of espresso, mocha, and melted chocolate richness. The taste has a lot of depth. A hop bitterness presents itself toward the end as the flavor rounds out with a bittersweet smooth richness. The body is incredible. Elegantly smooth, creamy, and pleasant to drink, especially at room temperature. The carbonation is mellow, but spot on. Alcohol is present, but not hot. I really love this beer. The rich smooth palate paired with an unbelievably strong espresso/coffee/chocolate melody is phenomenal. Give me this with breakfast or dessert!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured from bottle to tulip glass, with many thanks to match1112! Pours an ominous pitch black with a slight edge of ruby clarity. Creamy half finger of light brown head is produced by a gentle pour. Fudge brownie, faded coffee presence, chocolate syrup, dry cocoa, various burnt malt in the background. Nice and soft, subdued on the nose. Delicious. More of that fudge brownie right in the front. Some bitter coffee and faint hops are tied together on the finish. No discernible alcohol presence, a really satisfying drink. A perfect dessert beer I think. Creamy and smooth. Very grateful to have had the chance to try this one!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plaugher (263) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle. Poured black in color with nice big foamy tan head. Aroma was coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste was similar but very well balanced and smooth with nice texture. Finished nice and enjoyed a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (260) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
APPEARANCE - Perfectly black with an amazing head of creamy nougat colored beauty. NOSE - string coffee notes, slightly sweet. FLAVOR - deep notes of roastiness. Coffee at the end of the sip, balanced with just a bit of sweetness.


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