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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2128   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - APR 22, 2005
4/22/05. Poured out of 22 oz. bottle, obtained in a trade with footbalm on RateBeer 4/17/05. Black-brown in color with sometimes-fluffy, sometimes-rocky dark tan-brown head that lasts pretty well with decent, blotchy-but-sticky lace. Huge coffee aroma. Sweetened coffee. Wonderfully fluffy carbonation in the mouthfeel. Huge roasty cofee taste, bright with big roast malt and dark toffee. Dark and dry with a direct espresso zip to it. Finish lasts with dry, dark biscuity and black malt. Quite a nice beer, but it doesn’t have the deep malt richness of a mind-blowing imperial. I still can’t wait to try it on tap (I’m really curious about the nitro), or better yet-- on cask.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Kaffe, mørk malt, chokolade , bitter, kælder, sort, brunt skum, sirup, livlig, sød. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Poobah (370) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Opaque with a creme brulee surface, some lacing and a chocolate, dark roast coffee, liquor nose. Easy entry with a lightly carbonated, syrupy mouthfeel followed by a mocha, chocolate malt finish with some warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2008
Bottled: a simply delicious imperial stout! Pours a dark color with a big tan head. Smells of roasted coffee beans and tastes of sweetly roasted malts and coffee, that lasts on the palate. A great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark black with a small tan head. Strong coffee smell. Medium mouthfeel. Distinct coffee taste with no trace of the alcohol. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plaugher (366) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Serious malt and coffee nose. Dark medium foam. Extreme coffee chocolate flavor. Alchohol is masked beautifully. A rarity as far as being available in bottles. Available at Colonial Spirits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2005
11/04 bomber from slob. The first thing to get you with this brew is the immensity of the coffee in the nose. It really smells like the coffee grounds left over once the coffee is brewed. Kind of like coffee and dirt. There’s also a little bit of chocolate and vanilla in the nose, and it’s a bit sour. Very very very roasty mouthfeel. This puts Starbucks to shame. Coffee, coffee and more coffee in the flavor. I guess there’s also dark baker’s chocolate, vanilla, some caramel, and a lot of nuttiness. I don’t really think that imperial stout is the best classification for this, it really lacks the complexity. Thank you slob, for sending this one my way!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours black as night with a medium bubbly tan head. Instant and obvious aroma of fresh ground coffee. Taste blends the strong coffee with some roasted bitter chocolate. Nice palate that leaves you wanting more. I’m just getting into good coffee, but I’m thinking I should take a cup of this to the office every morning instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours black with thin tan head. Nose off deep chocolate malt. Good body. Taste is burnt coffee and chocolate. Little disappointed in the lack of coffee but it’s a good overall stout.

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