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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: 1818   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.


phiconners' rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phiconners (144) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (812) - Nevada, USA - APR 19, 2014
Head left plenty of lacing but was thin. Aromas of coffee, smoke, and blackened toast. Body is full with good carbonation of tiny bubbles. I’m not a fan of the coffee and its bitterness. No sweetness here to balance the ashen flavors. Bitter and black. Ok if that’s your thing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Really tasty and satisfying. Like put u in a good mood easily. The 9.5 abv is masked. Beautiful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours dark brown with quickly settling tan head, no lace. Aroma is big, sweet coffee, toffee, roasted, vanilla, banana. Flavor is sweet up front, caramelized sugar, raspadura, with a roasted, dark chocolate finish, coffee finish. Rich, sweet imperial stout. Very soft carbonation, medium body, very smooth texture.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (10) - - APR 10, 2014
Dark beer, thick head that quickly dissipates. Smells sweet, malty, banana and coffee, decaying tropical fruit. Tastes sweet, coffee, slightly burnt malt, molasses, black current. Bitter finish and far to easy to drink. A powerful brew with no shortage of flavour. Nice mouthfeel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christopsy (80) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Aberdeen. Roasty coffee notes on the nose and in flavor. A wee bit of treacle, but not sweet. Thin brownish head.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
auee92 (8) - Lawrenceville, USA - APR 9, 2014 does not count
Aroma: coffee, toast, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, Appearance: black, minimal head, tan foam, taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, slick feel, thick feel, flat, long finish, soft carbonation,

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (162) - - APR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with almost no head and leaves no lace. Nose of burnt coffee, burnt malt, dusty/ashen malt and a little licorice. Heavy sweet and medium bitter, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body and a lingering bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1050) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Ray’s in Tosa. Has a black pour with a brown head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. And coffee. Taste is of rich espresso with sweet cream. Light chocolate presence, but all coffee. Smooth and terrific! Medium to full bodied. Finishes long and luscious with a great blend of bitter and sweet. Faint alcohol presence. Terrific brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (5524) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, wunderbares Bier.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ljthiessen (165) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a very nice mocha head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, light cherries and a bit of cream. Sweet, creamy flavour with lots of coffee, some chocolate and hints of dark fruits as it warms. Incredibly tasty, although not overly complex.


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