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

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RATINGS: 1870   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


pfr's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfr (121) - Křbenhavn, - APR 28, 2006
Bottel Color - Dark/Brown Head - Beige Aroma - Fruit, Coffe Flavor - Fruit, Bitter, Coffe


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (771) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Half a pinky of tan foam. Dark brown body. Aromas of unsweetened cocoa, and perhaps even a wisp of alder smoked salmon. Thick chewy body. Flavors of black strap molasses and burnt rice from a pan where the water went dry. Not sure why they name it Péché (peach) because there’s no peach characteristic to it, nor does it say anything about peaches in the ingredients. Another great beer from one of the relatively unknown gems of the North American beer scene!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
09xx (5) - - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Le goűt amer surprend bien le palais car il reste longtemps. La note de café est excellente et cette bičre sent excessivement bon. Je la conseille au amateurs de stouts!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aerolfp (1) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Honestly the first time I drank it, the sensation took me by surprise. Unimaginably smooth, along with a rich aroma and a taste locked in battle between sweet and bitter. Instant love.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (464) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2014
Noire noire noire, tout petit collet brun. Quels aromes ! du café bien torrefié, du chocolat amer. Et une fois en bouche, whaou !!! Onctueuse, tres forte accroche sur le café qui tapisse le palais pour rester longuement. Le final est amer comme il faut et on sent bien le taux d’alcool élevé. Un regal tout simplement.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Tap. Not much more needs to be said about this beer! It’s just so good! One point off for being slightly too coffee heavy for my taste, but that’s just me being picky. Track it down now!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (217) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a dark colour with some almost brownish head and good retention. Aroma is coffee with hints of alcohol and caramel. Taste is sweeter with a background of bitterness. Aftertaste is also sweeter and dry with hints of bitterness. Generally a stronger and more complex beer, for fans of sweeter, stronger stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (300) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap......poured an inky dark with an amazing creamy, frothy head which just lingered. Aroma of coffee. The taste was coffee front and center, a chewy bitterness in the middle which tailed off and left more coffee, and the alcohol hidden but appearing late. Quite an experience.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3175) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
No niesamowite piwo. Po prostu swietne, najpierw bomba kawowo sosnowa w zapachu. Wyglad to gleboka czern ze sredniej wielkosci piany ale trwalej, bardzo ciemno bezowej piany. Smak slodowy kakaowo kawowy i nawet dosc slodki ale potem przechodzi w lekka winnosc i taniny i garbniki jak w winie wyczulem, a po chwili, po przelknieciu konkretna i dosadna gorycz, ostra lekko wodzaca w gardlo, dlugo utrzymujaca sie. Na ustach pozostaje jeszcze lekka slodycz i lepkosc ze slodu. Klasyk godny polecenia wytrawnym smakosza.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - AUG 12, 2014
vannak olyan pillanatok, amikor egy főzetet akkor tekintek módfelett jónak, ha minél inkább elrugaszkodik a hagyományos értelemben vett sör fogalmától, anélkül azonban, hogy az alapvető és lényegi tényezőket nélkülöznünk kellene. Ha a sör kiválóságának fokmérőjét néha az előzőekben említett tulajdonságok meglétében véljük megállapítani, a világ egyik legjobb söréről beszélhetünk. Mind illat, mind íz tekintetében jobban hasonlít egy jó erős feketéhez, ez az extravagancia azonban cseppet sem válik hátrányára. Véleményem szerint még a Beer Geek Breakfastnél is aromásabb, íze pedig legalább annyira karcos, mint a Flying Dog Kujojáé. Az üres kávé jelleg hamarosan kiegészül ízgazdag komponensekkel, melyek betöltik szánknak minden egyes szegletét, és izgalmas összetettséget varázsolnak. A túlérett cseresznye és intenzív pörkölés, tiramisus édesség, komlós keserűség lebilincselő harmóniában olvadnak össze, így téve abszolút megszívlelendővé az elcsépelt útmutatást, mely szerint lassanként kortyolva, minden cseppjét kiélvezve értékelhető igazán. Nem mintha egy hasonló kaliberű sörrel lehetne másként is bánni. Az mindenesetre biztos, hogy top kategóriás alkotás.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, rich smoky chocolate, sweet, dry bitter roast coffee.


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