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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1949   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.

phiconners' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phiconners (149) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2010
On tap at the Armsby Abbey. Very dark with a perfect light tan head. Very nice flavor, full mouthfeel, very smooth. Excellent imperial stout, one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (4) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2452) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and milk chocolate. Taste of roasted coffee, dark cacao and bitter hops, dry bitter finish, but somehow also fruity with a little cherry. Warm glowing aftertaste. Solid coffee stout, real tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
twistedtxb (26) - - JAN 19, 2015
Bouteille de 330 ml. Arôme de café. Apparence superbe dun noir intense et dun col persistent et velouté. Notes de café et de vanille bien équilibré. Surprenant!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yourilevesque (67) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
C’est un grand jour pour moi - celui où je m’accorde le droit d’écrire sur cette bière de renom qui à juste titre emplit d’orgueil chaque Québécois amateur de bière! Le liquide est Noir comme la nuit et d’une densité quasi aphrodisiaque(!). En la faisant danser dans le verre, on voit que cette bière à un corps exceptionnel, tant la mousse remue langoureusement et séduit l’observateur situé de l’autre côté du verre. Le nez est d’une complexité remarquable - largement dominé par le grain de café frais et où s’entremêlent également des arômes de vanille, de cuir et de tabac. Le palais est absolument parfait: le liquide est d’une structure imposante tout en étant d’une légèreté féérique. C’est rond, juste assez amer, gazéifié sans trop l’être toutefois... un corps de déesse Inca. La texture est sublime! Les saveurs sont parfaitement en accord avec les arômes révélées par les arômes. Cette bière accompagnera à merveille des desserts tels la crème brûlée, une éclair au chocolat ou le gâteau Opéra. Je termine en félicitant et remerciant Dieu Du Ciel de ne pas avoir joué la carte de la rareté pour rendre cette bière prestigieuse. Elle l’est naturellement, disponible à l’année et partout ainsi qu’à un coût qui défie n’importe-quel autre brasseur cherchant à lui faire compétition. C’est un privilège que de boire cette bière et j’en suis reconnaissant à chaque gorgée!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rock_Buffalo (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
The Péché Mortel opens with an amazing aroma, drawing fond memories of a fine espresso on a Sunday morning as the first waft massages your senses and tempts you to taste it. Deeply coloured and thick with an almost oily texture, the Mortel is akin more to a spirit then a beer. The first sip assails the taste buds, reinforcing the coffee scent with a deliciously complex coffee and stout blend, underpinned by sweet sugars that are almost undetected as you savour the stronger notes. Worth visiting multiple times on cold, wet nights, to draw out fond memories and warm the spirit. Frangimus

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (228) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: coffee, toast, roasty malt, dark fruits. App: pitch black with small brown head. Taste and palate: smooth full body, medium sweetness, light-medium bitter finish. Overall: this is so smooth, it’s like eating a cake. Wow! An amazing stout from DDC.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: intense coffee, roasted malts, caramel. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: coffee remains dominant, roasted flavours, vanilla. Overall: excellent Imperial Stout, intense coffee in aroma and palate. Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1413) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from saveur bier, france. Black color, brown head. Aroma is sweet vanilla, roasty, coffee. Full body, roasted, vanilla and coffee notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
simont1 (321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Roasted malt, vanilla and coffee, quite intense but very balanced, coffee goes forward, semi-dry, really solid beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (143) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served around 8 degrees in a snifter: Pours like motor oil, pitch black robe topped by a finger of copper head showing nice lacing. Retention is low and the head fades to an uneven porous layer. The nose is fresh and addictive with espresso, roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts. On the tongue, you get the same torrefied blends found in the nose with sweet notes of cocoa. An intense bitterness then wraps the tongue and sets the pace for a super long finish. This Imperial Stout feels extremely dense and robust and shows and oily body. This is an awesome dessert brew to pair with black forest chocolate cake or anything sweet and daring. You could well let this one spend 2 or 3 years in the cellar to let it mature.

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