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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2135   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.

sitzds' rating

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anstei (1072) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Dry dusty coffee, very intense. Pure. Slight sweetness on the tongue, but mostly bitter. Dry. High drinkability too. There is not much more to say except that everythings with this beer just works. Incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, thanks sneakychi. Aroma is espresso powder, roasted malts, ashes. Taste is fresh espresso, ashes, full-bodied, but surprisingly light. Very dry, minerally finish. Medium carbonation. Excellent Coffee Imperial Stout. It’s not too complex, but I like the dry espresso flavours and it just works.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (478) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle@O’Haras, Tampere, Finland. Balanced, but not so bold taste of coffee, roasted malts and chocolate. BD: 12/2015 smoothes the bitterness of coffee, good. Medium/strong body with low carbonation. Overall, top quality IS with a bit light body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CacheManyHose (577) - HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2016
Bought back by Matt from Brouehaha in Quebec! Pitch opaque black-brown with tan fizzy watery head. Smell is sublimely coffee: dark and roasted, like a handful of coffee beans in your face (in a very nice way). As it warms up moderate plum, spice, candied apple and honey malt, booze, smoky but fine cigar smoke, oak/wood, some inky liqourice. Taste is very bitter, somewhat minty/grassy, spicy sharp moderately chocolate finish. Body is stony, bitter, medium slickness, quite creamy/smooth, ends on a spicy slightly chewy note. Fantastic imperial stout with lots of roasty coffee. Great nose. Taste is good but would prefer a bit less sharpness. Excellent all round.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (844) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle@konttori. Opaque black color with small tanned head. Aroma has lots of coffee, roasted malt, ripe fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Taste is malty with long bitter and quite sweet aftertaste. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt, ripe fruits, licorice, vanilla and piney hops. Very intense but excellent. Complex taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are tons of bitter coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GunnarStal (10) - - AUG 3, 2016
Pours black, thick tan head. Roasty, bitter, chocolate on the nose. Taste was amazing, roasty coffee and chocolate, sweet and balanced. Nice bitter finish. One of the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adamsville (200) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Bien des choses ont été écrites sur cette bière, la très grande majorité en bien. Je pourrais donner trois conseils. Dans un premier temps, fiez-vous à ces commentaires. Ensuite, allez en acheter une si ce n’est déjà fait. Finalement, savourez-là attentivement. C’est fort probablement la meilleure Imperial Stout non barriquée qu’il m’a été donné de boire.

   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.

   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.

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