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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2015   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Black, small tan head with no cling to speak of. Carbonation is very light . Roasted coffee, vanilla, and chocolate notes dominate the aroma and taste. The alcohol is noticeable, but easily forgotten. Very nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2009
I love coffee and I love beer, and this is the most amazing combination of the two I’ve ever had. Bitter, chocolatey, lots of coffee flavor and a deep, roasted goodness. Really an amazingly tasty brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2009
Que dire de ce classique québécois. Très bon mélange de café,chocolat et alcool qui termine très bien une soirée.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2010 Tastes of coffee and vanilla, finished off with wonderfull bitternes that goes on forever.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drougkolya (276) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2010
Délicieuse une de mes bière favorite....elle goute vraiment l’expresso à la bière. Bonne amertume...bon houblon...saoul vite!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2010 bottle. tasted out of snifter glass at near room temperature. pours a beautiful pitch black with a perfect brown mousse like head. aroma is of coffee, coffee and more coffee. the alcohol content is definately present in the aroma as well. flavour is sweet, followed by a perfect balance of bitterness. coffee dominates but roasted malts make their presence felt as well. nicely carbonated, and thick on the palate. overall this is an excellent imperial stout, one of my favorites. it is even better when served on tap at Dieu du Ciel. edit: if paired with some Lindt 70% cacao dark chocolate, it becomes an overwhelming beer experience. i recommend this pairing to all!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Pours jet black with a thin tan head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of coffee and tobacco. Body is sweet and bitter with huge notes of dark roasted malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (273) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served around 8 degrees in a snifter: Pours like motor oil, pitch black robe topped by a finger of copper head showing nice lacing. Retention is low and the head fades to an uneven porous layer. The nose is fresh and addictive with espresso, roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts. On the tongue, you get the same torrefied blends found in the nose with sweet notes of cocoa. An intense bitterness then wraps the tongue and sets the pace for a super long finish. This Imperial Stout feels extremely dense and robust and shows and oily body. This is an awesome dessert brew to pair with black forest chocolate cake or anything sweet and daring. You could well let this one spend 2 or 3 years in the cellar to let it mature.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
plaugher (272) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (271) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2015
Eccellente stout dal colore quasi nero e dalla bella schiuma marrone persistente. Aroma delizioso di caffè, molto presente anche al palato insieme alle note di cacao e malto tostato. Sapore lungo e deciso, birra quasi oleosa e l’alcol si lascia assaporare solo dopo alcuni secondi. Assolutamente da provare.


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