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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1921   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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2009
Pours a pitch black with small tan head. Aroma overwhelming of cofee and a little roasted malt in the background. Flavor is obvious of coffee, but it meshes with the malt, spice, chocolate and alcohol well. What a solid coffee stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexgrimm (125) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
the nose is full of roasted coffee beans. Mouthfeel is rich but not obese, rendering drinkability to this nourishing imperial stout. Malt roastiness and coffee are seamlessly integrated, creating a chocolate espresso paradise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (410) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (459) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (856) - 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.

   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 !!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (198) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (341) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

   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.

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