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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1939   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark black pour. Obviously a strong coffee aroma; chocolate as well. Rich, dark coffee flavor, roasted malt and chocolate. Full body. Nice beer, but for me the coffee flavor overpowered everything else and limited the complexity of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (221) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
Tap. Pours pitch black with huge creamy mocca brown head. Aroma is big on coffe, some wood, dark chocolate, sugary caramel. Slight roast in the background an I do catch some subtle hop. Taste is pure coffee at first. Behind there is some sweet milk chocolate too. Roasty medium bitter dry finish. Smooth carbonation. Really drinkable! Maybe best coffee I have had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 Deep and rich black with a thiny beige head. Aroma of vanilla coffee bean. Very powerfull finish, long and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (220) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a dark colour with some almost brownish head and good retention. Aroma is coffee with hints of alcohol and caramel. Taste is sweeter with a background of bitterness. Aftertaste is also sweeter and dry with hints of bitterness. Generally a stronger and more complex beer, for fans of sweeter, stronger stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melker (218) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle @ Ölrepubliken. Served a little bit too cold. Color is dark red-brown, minimal head. Aroma of coffee, hints of smoke and red berries. Low sweetness, moderate bitterness. Long aftertaste, really tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Increible!! olor suave a malta y cafe,al paladar es un cafe espresso con cuerpo de una gran stout,malta y lupulo bien pronunciado, impresionante!! esta entre las mejores del mundo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Black with tan head. Dark chocolate and coffee malt aroma. Medium bitterness and a bitter finish. The malt really balance it out. The coffee taste is extremely apparent. I got this as a recommendation and he wasn’t lying, very good. Tastes like drinking a cup of coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2006
2005 bottle (thanks Secret Santa!!!) shared with puzzl. Black body with nice dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and black cherries. Flavor starts out with heavy bitter espresso that is balanced nicely by some sweet cherries and chocolate. Finish is a little bit sticky, but overall a delicious coffee stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
11.5 oz bottle. Winter Storm Blast 2008, being snowbound and stuck at home leads me to a cellar stash break in to see what is calling my name. Nicely complex brew pours out and leaves large small bubble head. Thick with a strong coffee flavor and sticky chocolate and dark fruit. Nice alcohol that blends so nicely into the beer leaving a warmth and resonance in your mouth. If you like coffee, no make that GOOD coffee, this is a beer for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
341ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours black, with a think tan head. Big coffee aroma. Nice chocolate and roast coffee flavour. Great mouthfeel, thick and rich. Excellent.

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