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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2030   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle from fiver29. Poured black color with a large brown frothy head that mostly lasted with . Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium smooth body. Good complex combo of sweet coffee and bitter chocolate with a moderate to heavy roasted bittersweet finish that was strong and lasting. This is a standout brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11902) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2008
Black with a disappearing light brown head. Coffee (cold, day old coffee), ashes, licorice, charcoal in the nose, the coffee so dominating that I don’t sense beer. Intense flavour mixing coffee, chocolate, roast malt, and a touch of hop bitterness on a sweet background. A pleasant surprise after the aroma. But as always with flavoured and spiced beer, I prefer the flavouring subdued and the beer in the foreground.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11869) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Creamy lightbrown exellent fully lasting head. Powerfull coffee aroma. Too much coffee flavor, chocolate notes but not powerfull enogh compared to the coffee notes. Creamy palate. Long bitter finsih but too many coffee notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (11679) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, wunderbares Bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11613) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
11.5oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–pours a light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is anise, ashy, some acidic. As it warms coffee too. Taste is coffee-dark malt, ashy, some acidic hops. Not my taste but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11591) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
bottle 34.1cl 9.5% alc. from ølbutikken. best before 2007-10 !!!?? poured very dark brown, settles pitch black with a small thick very nice light brown head. aroma is hard roasted coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, aroma is quite powerfull yet well blended , balanced and gentle. flavor is coffee, espresso, roasted mailts, roasted coffe beans, brown sugar. alc well hidden. one sip and i got dizzy - lots of coffee in this one. 9.5% alc. well hidden. Great brew. Wish i was not allergic to coffe ;-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11591) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Boutip!]
Poured in my Belle-Vue Kriek Snifter. Absolutely pitch black with a nice, medium cappucino-beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted coffee and a sweetish background of chocolate. Good and very dry mouthfeel - perhaps a little thin when you think of the 9,5 %. Flavour is very much dominated by coffee, some slight coffee. Also there are tar-like notes and light fruity hoppiness. Actually a very drinkable beer - and I sure like coffee in my beers :o) Finish is a bit chewy with the chocolate coming through a bit more. But this is first of all, a coffee-lovers dream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (11547) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2008
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Jet black, large tan head, settles to a small ring. Coffee and sweet spicy peppers aroma. Taste matches the aroma - coffee and even more spicy peppers. Slightly fizzy on the tongue, otherwise quite sticky in the mouth. Swirling it softens it nicely. Covers the alcohol perfectly. Great sipper, but so tasty you want to glug it. The spicy sweet peppers wow me all the way to the bottom. And the coffee’s not caricatured, all very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle poured an opaque black with a lasting creamy brown head with good lacing. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and roastiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roastiness, coffee and light vanilla with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11418) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2008
Bottle, bought in Copenhagen. Almost black and opague. Roast, cream and coffee in the aroma. Malty sweet, creamy flavor with coffee. Roastbitter aftertaste with mocha. Alcohol is well hidden. Delicious beer.

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