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

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RATINGS: 1918   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
calfaro (21) - Trujillo Alto, - OCT 22, 2009
Bottle pour. Incredible coffee aroma. Beautiful lacing and carbonation. Strong espresso initial notes and subdued/sweet/balanced finish. Not to bitter aftertaste. Overall an excellent imperial stout.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (119) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Smells great. The aroma gives off mostly espresso, but has some other cream-like sweetness to balance it out. Looks great too - black with a small ring of tan foam that sticks around for the whole glass. Taste is coffee bitterness but has a slightly sweet aftertaste that belies the balance suggested in the aroma. Very drinkable for 9.5%. Palate is pretty watery, which I believe is it’s only true flaw. Coffee stouts should have their own category in RB; this is a good one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (849) - Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with big, dark tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, lactose, sweet. Taste is bitter coffee, smooth body, rich, long chocolate, tart finish. Fantastic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rototo64 (3) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Au service, on a une belle mousse chocolatée, le jus est d’un noir opaque avec un léger rougeoyant. Au nez, ça se présente bien sexy: café, cacao, caramels,alcool, fruits noirs,bois, je pourrais laisser mon nez dans le verre pendant une heure, quel bonheur !!!..en bouche, pas de mauvaise surprise, c’est énorme, café, cacao, une trés agréable viscosité, c’est assez doux au début, puis ca glisse tout doucement vers le café sérré, les grains grillés, une légère acidité et cette fin de bouche!!!!!!!&# longue, si longue,c’est effrayant... Un magnifique breuvage que ce Péché Mortel, ça vaut bien les flammes de l’enfer !!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (191) - GREECE - OCT 18, 2014
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Black color with medium beige brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is sweet and bitter, milk chocolate, coffee, fruits. Silky full body,, almost creamy with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (324) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle to a pint glass. Pours black as oil with thin tan head. Big robust coffee notes. Smooth silky chocolate, toffee and espresso... An outstanding RIS... Beautiful.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennawood79 (366) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2014
xtremely easy drinking, dangerously so. This "in the nude" version is as delicious and effortless as the regular version, and showcases the beer’s true virtues for those who thought nitro was masking most of its character. Back roastiness may linger longer, or appear to. This is a marvelous creation, any way you look at it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting a at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Vova. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of caramel, coffee, nuts, pepper, flavor of coffee, chocolate, nuts, caramel, medium bodied. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
circinus (215) - SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle 33 cl at Rotary Pub. Black with no head. Milk chocolate, coffee, cappucino. Slight sweetness, some bitterness, some lactose, cocoa. Full body, low carbonation, bitterish finish, smooth, very nice body.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
This is as smooth as the nitroed version, but perhaps silkier. Extremely easy drinking, dangerously so. This "in the nude" version is as delicious and effortless as the regular version, and showcases the beer’s true virtues for those who thought nitro was masking most of its character. Back roastiness may linger longer, or appear to. This is a marvelous creation, any way you look at it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
341ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: First of all, the most beautiful bottle art ever. Dieu du Ciel trademark. The beer pours a deep black Imperial Stout color forming a one to two fingers brown moka-style head. Thin bubbled and creamy. Retention is low but many spotty molasses lacings are left in the glass as it goes... S: Strong roasted malts on the nose, followed by notes of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit milky with some notes of wood too T: Follow the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The upfront is slightly sweet becoming deliciously bitter quite quickly. Absolutely delicious roasted bitterness in the end. Again, a bit lactic and woody M: Creamy, heavy molasses body. Low carbonation. Roasted bitterness aftertaste O: Delicious Imperial Stout. I was expecting more coffee but, in the end an excellent experience anyway [ BA Review @ 4/4/2013 ]


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