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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1958   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) - København, - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Coffee, sweet and roasted malts, light caramel, and licorice. Dark brown with some tiny effervescence and a creamy almost brown mottled head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, toasted malt, and tons of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (93) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
after years of enjoying it, I thought is was time to finally revue it! As always, a lovely roast coffee nose with a touch of vanilla. The coffee profile is smoother in the taste profile, augmented by a creamy smoothness, solid malt background, a hint of bubble gum, some hops and dark berries. The blending is impeccable, the body rich and smooth, and the aftertaste true to the initial taste profile. Understated professional brewing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmahut (1260) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle, from end of 2007, 7 years old. Pours in deep black body with low persistent brown head. Aroma is just amazing right away, full of caramel, toffee, coffee, very smooth and easy. Taste has smooth dark chocolate caramel sweetness with well balanced coffee bitterness, not astringent at all. Light woody notes, coffee sweetness persists in the after taste. Amazing balance. Texture is soft, smooth, light oily, body is full, soft medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (84) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
2 years in the cellar. Flavour really softens but good either way. One of the best in the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (647) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by beerlover_ben. Some green coffee beans, alcohol, hops, chocolate. Expected much more to be homest.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (435) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Black and opaque, medium tanned head. Aroma of coffee, bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour of chocolate, a bit sweetish, roasty bitterness - very well balanced. Full body, fruity-roasty-sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (429) - ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
341ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a thick compact beige head. Aroma is lots of coffee, roasted malts, some liquor, some sweetness, light vanilla note. Taste is strong roastiness , ground coffee, bitter chocolate, some milky sweetness. Thick mouthfeel, full body, medium carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish with ground coffee again. Excellent.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Это пиво вкусное. я, конечно, рекомен& его всем, что любит хорошую Craft пива!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
napdynmite (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Deep dark and complex. Cocoa, smooth despite the alcohol. Big with some fruit, maybe dark cherry. Absolutely delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (103) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2015
Eccellente stout dal colore quasi nero e dalla bella schiuma marrone persistente. Aroma delizioso di caffè, molto presente anche al palato insieme alle note di cacao e malto tostato. Sapore lungo e deciso, birra quasi oleosa e l’alcol si lascia assaporare solo dopo alcuni secondi. Assolutamente da provare.


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