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


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RATINGS: 1882   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmyers8807 (176) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Sampled at stout tasting. Two bottles of different vintage, one bottle was small, the other larger. cant remember the vintages but they were extremely similar in flavor. I actually preferred the newer one so here it goes. Black pour. Taste of coffee, hints of hops, little to no fruit flavor stands out. I could drink this for breakfast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
from bottle, as described by everyone else pours a deep rich black with the thin light brown head. Interesting to compare against Harviestoun Ola Dubh there was a little more fizz in this one which i found quite pleasant on the tongue, not something i’d expect in an Imperial Stout. Rich roasted malts on the nose with a waft of dark chocolate and a shot of espresso. The malty flavour carries the other flavours bringing with it the sugary sweetness of plummy fruits and dark berries. Nice, a definite prime example in it’s class. It would be interesting to try Peche without the added coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours inky black with a two finger head mocha head. Aroma of this is simple, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, roasted burnt malt with some faint vanilla. Taste is coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit, and burnt malts. Very balanced, good carbonation, awesome stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steverus0 (175) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2008
From a bottle pours a murky dark brown. big aroma of roasted coffee beans. taste is the same. a great coffee stout along with jah-va from ST. and the label is just great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Pours black with tan head. Tons of coffee here. Roasty and a bit bitter as youd expect with all the coffee. Finishes pretty crisp. Doesnt linger very long, which I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bottle. Pours a ridiculous blackish brown with the darkest head I’ve ever seen - think chocolate and cream. Head is very impressive and intense. First aroma that came to mind was dark cocoa, with some prunes and milk chocolate sweetness. Surprisingly enough I don’t detect any coffee flavor in this one at all, it’s predominately heavily roasted malt in the palate, which is why I rate that one at 3. That being said, I have no doubt that coffee is actually added to this beer, but it’s more than likely such a well-balanced mix that I don’t detect anything being more obvious than the other. It’s one hell of an imperial stout though, a great example of one, and nothing intense as to overwhelm the senses. Much thanks to numbleprop for the hookup.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Lots of coffee, roasted flavors, dark chocolate. Ethanol in the nose. Thick and molasses-y feeling, it delivers a lot of flavor from start to finish and almost burns in the finish. Really bitter and dry at the end. Probably my favorite beer from Dieu de Ciel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Randy4Beer (171) - - JUN 13, 2014
Pours jet black with a lively mocha head. Aromas of coffee with definite undertones of mocha chocolate. Medium mouth feel. Tastes of burnt chocolate malts with a hint of brown sugar. Overall this is too heavy and too high in abv to ever be a session beer but as a one shot sipper or a dessert beer with cheesecake, it is quite amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 29, 2009
12oz bottle poured into a small glass. True to style, this stuff looks just like motor oil, except for the dark tan bubbles on top. Black, opaque, sticky. Imagine the strongest and most complex French roast from your favorite coffee shop. Next, imagine a massive beast of a stout, bursting with roasted malt flavors and balanced by subtle yet powerful hops. Now, bring those two mental images into a unified experience, and you’ll be imagining the Peche Mortel. I’m not talking about some half-and-half blend of coffee and stout -- what I’m talking about is a true union of the best of those two beverages, a union on the molecular level. For those who love both coffee and beer, this is paradise.

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