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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: 2114   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2008
tastes like the best coffee ever mixed with an awesome imp stout....mixes really well into a cohesive whole...wow...wow....wish I could get this every day! thanks kkearn

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pours black with a light tan head. Aroma is light chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and molasses. Pretty good stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kennydiaz (355) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Pours a dark black. This beer should be sold at starbucks it has a nice caramel, vanilla coffee taste. Absolutely one the best beers I ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (351) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (351) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown with short lived light tan head. Aroma is earthy coffee grains with little else. Taste is less bitter than you would expect from the seemingly high level of coffee grounds. A very well balanced coffee stout and probably the best I have had. A good level of bitterness but not excessive. Not much going on other than coffee but nevertheless very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Aroma: coffee, roasted and burnt malts. Pour: Black, minimal head thats dark brown. Flavor: coffee, chocolate and caramel malts, roasted. The coffee isn’t too great for me. If this is all about coffee, then they need to ask Alesmith for some advice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
guil0000 (349) - 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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
finally got to try this after a long time of trying. jet black with a solid tan head made up of the smallest bubbles you could find. strong coffee aroma. taste is from coffee up to and including the kitchen sink. very complex. amazing beer.

4.2
   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.

4
   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.


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