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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2127   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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.


sitzds' rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (318) - - FEB 12, 2014
12oz bottle poured into stout snifter. This beer is black with highlights of cola at the edges. A gentle pour yielded a thin head that receded to a ring. Dots of lace are left behind as the beer is consumed. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is bitter espresso, dark cherries, some vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, and a smoky/roasty malts. On the low end of full body, creamy and thick texture, soft carbonation, and a long bitter finish.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
1r355 (14) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2016
Pot on tap from Beer Deluxe. Is it legal to marry a beer as yet? This is one beautiful beer if I’ve ever tasted one. Beautiful froth, aroma and a taste of chocolate ice cream with a shot of espresso. There is a reason this hits the top rated beers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smarticle (2) - - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
On tap, this is divine. Bottled, it’s still one of the best stouts you can find. Sweet with strong coffee, chocolate and roasted notes. Delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayseppi (159) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Midnight black under a mocha coloured head that has great retention. Espresso and roasting the nose. Big bitterness in the flavour. Intensity of flavour is high resulting in some umami on the palate as well. Nitro packed keg gives a full bodied creamy mouthfeel. Coffee and bitterness on the finish. Exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1564) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle. A- Coffee, slightly bitter, earthy, subtle vegetables. A- Dark brown color, black liquid, brown head. T- Bitter coffee, roasty, dry. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, dry bitter finish. O- Timed nicely to have this as my 100th Imperial Stout and my 1,500th overall rating. Pretty tasty! Tons of bitter coffee. Almost overbearing. Possibly a bit overrated but still a very good beer. I think I may have liked it even more if it wasn’t quite so fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Clear, black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, & long finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Drv11 (4) - - JUN 13, 2016 does not count
Great coffee/chocolate aroma. Great stout flavours. Very sharp bitterness, suits the beer well. No head, low pressure in keg? Hides the alcohol well .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vhanniet (6) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 11, 2016 does not count
Pas convaincu. Café très présent mais pas forcément goûteux. Consistance sympa mais un peu aérienne pour une stout. Je ne renouvellerai pas l’expérience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2016
Tap at DDC and later at Bar Hop 2. Black with extremely thick, exceptionally well-retaining and lacing mocha head. Nose and flavour of ground coffee, cocoa, toffee... Quite sweet, but nothing residual about it. The 9.5% is extremely well hidden, and integrated with the whole, giving off just a tiny feeling of heat in the throat. Could be a bit more heavy but that’s the only critique I have. Awesome stuff, yet again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (3782) - NORWAY - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at What’s Brewing 2015, day 2. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark malts, roasted coffee, layers of chocolate and sweet fruits, very appealing. Taste follows with a roasty bitterness, lots of cocoa, sweetened with a dark toffee taste, beautifully balanced. Fresh iced coffee and ash aftertaste. Impressive!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cattaneopapa (277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
341ml bottle from LCBO. 9,5% alc./vol. Pours an opaque dark brown colour with one finger of beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and some hay. Complex taste matches the aroma with a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation. The high alcohol content is concealed well with malty flavours. I’m not a big fan of Imperial Stouts but this one has changed my opinion. Excellent beer. Recommended.


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