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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1918   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Name: Peche Mortel
Date: April 30, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2004
Appearance: black, foaming tan head
Aroma: strong coffee aroma
Flavor: all coffee flavor, lots of roasted, lots of bitter

Name: Peche Mortel
Date: February 25, 2006
Source: blind coffee stout tasting
Vintage: 2004
Appearance: black, huge foamy head
Aroma: ashy roasted coffee aroma
Flavor: big roasted malt flavor with lots of coffee character, nice chocolate background, hint of sweetness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

Name: Peche Mortel
Date: December 18, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: black, thin brown head
Aroma: strong roasted smokey ashtray aroma with a slight hint of sweet chocolate
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big roasted flavor, good long lasting coffee bitterness, beer flavored coffee, coffee is mellowed nicely by rich chocolate, lots of coffee as it is the predominant character but still a very tasty brew

Name: Peche Mortel
Date: February 25, 2006
Source: blind coffee stout tasting
Vintage: 2005
Appearance: black, thin fine tan head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: nice sweet chocolate malt flavor with a great fruity character, touch of coffee in the finish, nice blend of flavors

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 9/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Peche Mortel
Date: February 08, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Sunset, Boston
Vintage: 2006
Appearance: black with black edges in a black sort of way, wispy beige head, touch of lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt and ashy coffee aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of coffee character, light bitterness considering all of the roasted and coffee, even though there is an ashy edge the coffee is tempered enough to be mostly flavor with just a touch of distracting ash

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Peche Mortel
Date: May 20, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Bruisin Ales, Asheville NC
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: rich coffee and dark chocolate aroma with a touch of dark caramel sweetness and earthyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor with lots of coffee character, dark caramel and vanilla sweetness, lots of roasted adds balancing bitterness
Overall: a very creamy pint of coffee

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Peche Mortel
Date: March 06, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, thick lace
Aroma: big roasted and coffee aroma, caramel sweetness, dark chocolate
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, touch of caramel sweetness, long bitter finish
Overall: a rich dark chocolate mocha latte

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
bottle 34.1cl 9.5% alc. from řlbutikken. 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted, smoked, alcohol, hop, cacao. Full bodied beer. world class beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Intensiver röstig-malziger Antrunk, bereits hier wird die Malzdominanz im Bier ersichtlich. Die Malzintensität steiget nun deutlich an, darin befindet sich eine leichte Bitterkeit und passende Hopfennoten. Kaffeeartig röstig, der Alkohol ist ersichtlich und bringt sich gut in die Kräutergewürznoten ein. Zum Ende, als der Malzhöhepunkt vorbei ist, sind leichte Zitrusnoten erkennbar. Hier ist das Bier aber weiterhin sehr aromatisch und kann, trotz leichtem Brennen im Hals überzeugen. Etwas nach Lakritz, Whiskeyandeutungen. Ein absolut gelungenes Imperial Stout! 9/12/13/14/13/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10798) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10604) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10377) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
[Bottle @ Řlbaren] Black with thick head. Coffe aroma with liquerice. Strong coffee flavor with roasted malt, bitter and ashy notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10308) - Sřborg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Botted: Pitch black coloured. Huge brown chocolatish head. Loads of sweetness, coffee, roast and coffee, coffee, coffee. Flavour is light hoppy and has these roasty coffee notes as well. Full bodied. Has some malty notes. This is very heavy stuff. And I love it. Almost like licking coffee grounds from the filter bag. Is quite bitter and very roasty in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 21, 2008
Bottled in 2007. Pours a pitch black colour with a big well lasting creamy brown head leaving a very nice lacing. Aroma of well roasted malt and pepper, nice dark chocolate and some alcohol. Very good mouthfeel. The flavour has a great soft roasted maltiness with black pepper, good roasty coffee, dark chocolate, bitter hops and a mild touch of alcohol. Long lasting roasty dark chocolate spiced finish. Lovely spiced Imp. Stout!

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