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

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RATINGS: 1976   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.


olsvammel's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3885) - Örebro, - DEC 30, 2009
It poured a pitch black liquid with a small light brown foam that left some lacing. It had a strong smell of primarily coffee, but also chocolate, toffee and an interesting smell that I couldnt quite distinguish, probably related to the added coffee. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with a thick body and medium bitterness. The bitterness was more of a coffee and dark chocolate bitterness then a hoppy bitterness. It had a strong taste of coffee but also chocolate, coconut and something burned and roasted. A fantastic beer! It felt complex and interesting to drink, perfect to sit and sip at for a while. I’m not a big fan of coffee and don’t normally drink it, but this was really nice. Definitely recommended and at this price it’s an absolute steal (34 SEK at Systembolaget). Just as with Rigor Mortis I hope to get a couple of extra bottles.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (708) - USA - APR 29, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass -- suprised about the twist off cap but DDC don’t care. I was skeptical about this beer from the get go, but it proved me wrong at every opportunity. Nothing crazy about aroma or appearance, fairly solid; flavor however, now that’s where this beer is magical. Medium to full feel of dark malts, roast and a firm hop bitterness give way to an oak flavor rounded out by a hint of sweetness. Just great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (249) - USA - APR 29, 2015
An onus attached to the bottle with the twist-off cap is obviously not dark enough to dissuade Dieu du Ciel from taking care of business as they see fit, and I certainly don’t find any reason to doubt them when I peel the cap off the neck of this deliciously sexy bottle. The aroma is mesmerizing; a desperately deep espresso flavor dripping in ashes and dark caramel. When I pour, the flow is akin to burnt toffee, the cascading liquid causing the foam to erupt on the surface, shrouding the beer in a thick, latte colored blanket. The first draw is so many times a light sip, almost an intake of breath. Not this time. The aroma is so powerful that I feel a need to draw a long swallow. I pull the cool brew into my mouth and ply it with my tongue, stirring it into the corners, pushing it into the hidden spots and finding all of its excellent features by letting it warm in the process. The espresso is rich, a dark toffee touching the flavor, but not overwhelming me with sweetness, only soothing the bitterness of the coffee. The creamy, full body and ample carbonation carry the flavors and aroma without a thought, as if they were light as a feather, despite their weight in gustatory gold. This amazing brew finishes as an excellent reminder of what I just experienced and lasts intact for a few minutes before waving a silent and graceful farewell. I don’t care what the shipping is, I’m finding this again...in multiples!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (984) - New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown (almost black) pour with a nice beige bubbly head that dissipated quickly. Coffee, dark dried fruits, soil, lead. Good carbonation. Medium milky body. A lot of great coffee but not overwhelming. Awesome balance of acidity, bitterness, sweetness and alcohol. Long coffee finish that ends with a long alcohol burn in the throat. Hides the alcohol well. Really nice

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (477) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Pitch black pour with a tiny tan head that fades quickly with minimal lacing. Nose is coffee, roasted coffee and some more coffee along with a touch of chocolate and some vanilla. Bitter coffee and chocolate throughout with a sufficiently sweet toffee background to support the whole. Vanilla notes are a bit more present in the taste. Medium full creamy mouth with a long bitter finish. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (68) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2015
Very black color in nature with a small tan/mocha head and no lacing to speak of. Coffee in the aroma as well as roasted espresso beans. Tastes like a fresh brewed cup of espresso over ice. Bitter coffee up front with roast and char to follow. A warm finish and smooth on the palate. Wonderful coffee stout; the way it should be!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TATE (345) - Lubec, Maine, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla aroma. Very similar to the Aphrodisiaque with a bit more booziness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
Jet black opaque with tan one finger head and full glass of lacing. Intense French roast coffee flavor perfect mouthfeel and a coffee finish that lasts and lasts.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
341 mL bottle. Black pour, couple fingers of dark beige head. good retention and lacing. Big roast malt, dark chocolate, espresso. Taste has some licorice, decent bitterness. big, bold, excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fredd_an (168) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
Makalöst fantastisk doft av kaffe, blockchoklad, kan inte bli bättre. Smaken av choklad går igenom ölen. Den är fantastisk! Även kaffe. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budedou (502) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2015
Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is mostly roast and dark fruit with a coffee. Taste is coffee and more coffee. Some spiciness. Coffee lasts way into the aftertaste. Great!!


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