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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1993   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.

pfr's rating

   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

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2015
APPEARANCE - Perfectly black with an amazing head of creamy nougat colored beauty. NOSE - string coffee notes, slightly sweet. FLAVOR - deep notes of roastiness. Coffee at the end of the sip, balanced with just a bit of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2483) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Finally located this at one stop thanks to a shout from Ron. Different than expected, not a true to form IS, doesn’t seem to be what they were going for but a very good beer. Powdery cocoa and roasted malt dominated, well balanced and good tasting. Not a lot of complexity I noticed - I’ll have to try this again 1-off and rate more critically.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home. black color, small coffee-colored head. Bottled 3/2015. smells of coffee-roast, ash, bitter chocolate, quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, almost creamy mouthfeel. tastes of coffee grounds, ash, some bitter chocolate again. finishes with coffee grounds and light ash notes. decent Imp Stout although a bit one demensional. alcohol is well hidden though. decent but ash notes are a bit too overwhelming, overall also rather simple Imp Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (17) - - JUN 23, 2015
Bière très noires avec une belle mousse et arômes de café torréfié, presque brûlé, très intense. Peut-être un tantinet trop, mais ça a le mérite de masquer le fort taux d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On nitro at the brewery. Pours a deep chocolate color. Almost black, but some light passes through edges. Beautiful fluffy khaki head that lasts forever. Coffee and coffee. Maybe a hint of booze, but still mostly coffee. There is a roasted malt character in the back. Delicious coffee flavor, but it’s tough to gather any other flavors because the coffee is so dominant. Much like the smell, there is a hint of the roasted malt and some chocolate, but it’s a distant second to the coffee. A little bit boozy and not a lot of carbonation. Medium body. Rich and creamy on nitro. One of the few beers I think is better on nitro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (485) - - JUN 21, 2015
Drank at ZeeBra 2015 (20-6-2015), thanks Michael for sharing. A thin beer, very ’raw’ beer. Hard hints of roasted coffeebeans, very dominant. Also bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kezman07 (7) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015 does not count
Dégusté en bouteille de 341ml et en fût chez DDC à Montréal. De couleur noir le liquide est complètement opaque. Une mousse beige de densité moyenne est présente. Arôme de grain torréfié et de café. Goût de café et de céréales rotties. Belle rondeur en bouche, quasiment crémeuse. Une finale longue sur des notes de café et une amertume moyenne. Il s’agit d’un produit exceptionnel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Angerhops (18) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Black color. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee and roastiness. Really intense beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at brewery. Black with one finger lasting head. Strong coffee. Smooth creamy body with nice mouthfeel. Under carbonated, but it works well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (51) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 3, 2015
Au nez, une légère odeur de chocolat qui s’exprimera un peu plus au fur et à mesure de l’aeration, une odeur boisée soutenu par un fruit confit (genre pruneau) qui donne un faux-air d’armagnac. En bouche, elle est très épaisse et assez ronde. Le chocolat/café explose littéralement. La torréfaction finit un peu en amer portée par un alcool assez présent ce qui peut être dérangeant. Pour ceux qui pourraient craindre l’amer/alcool trop fort, je recommande l’Imperial stout de Camba.

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