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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 1922   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.


calfaro's rating

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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (305) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Nice Impy Stout. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, tobacco, and bread. Taste is similar, dark roasted malts, coffee, slight bitterness, and bready yeast. Medium to full mouthful. Taste lingers on the palate, nice winter warmer. Enjoyable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2400) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Black. Sweet fresh espresso on nose, soft roasty, dark fruity, soft sweet. Med bodied, pretty nice considering the high abv. Flavourful, intensive. Dark roasty coffee, sweet malty. Black berry fruity. Real nice coffee-RIS. Bitters enough to leave a clean finish. Nice flavour. Quite alright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1425) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Appearance: Very dark brown, lots of dark tan head. Oily.
Aroma: Dark malt, coffee, roasted.
Taste: Strong coffee, dark malt, some chocolate. More balance needed.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 340 ml, $6.99
Info: 27/10-2014

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cool_Bond (1522) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2014
Very chocolate in the aroma. Dark chocolate and coffee taste. Wonderful bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. Great beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3645) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, plums, raisins, and some earthiness. Flavor is heavy roast, chocolate, espresso, light ash, earthy bitterness, and dark fruit sweetness; roast finish. Medium/full body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2245) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
From a bottle. Thanks jheath99! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes like roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso beans, syrup. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, syrup, dark chocolate, raisin.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (61) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Grosse imperial stout,mais en même temps si délicate.Arômes de noisette grillé, expresso,vanille,du bois aussi.Très onctueuse et souple. un classique! Je dois avouer que la version vieillis un an en fut de bourbon est aussi très bonne voir capiteuse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1008) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with a brown-tan head. Coffee and griddle grease nose. A bit of roasted pork too. Moderately thick and coating. Muted flavor for an Impy. Ice cream carton, griddle grease, a bit of coffee, and a note of cherry.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (440) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Czarny, gęsty, smolisty stout, przepiękny w szkle. W aromacie i smaku ma wszystko. Jest czekoladowy, kawowy, bardzo goryczkowy. Jednocześnie słodki, gęsty i ulepkowo waniliowy. Świetne piwo!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (472) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a thin brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate. Flavor is burnt roasted malts, heavy coffee that lingers long into the finish. Lighter in body than anticipated. Overall a very solid imperial stout.


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