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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1965   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.


Cornboy's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Most of what I like in an Impy stout. Big, bold dark with aromas of roasty coffee. The only thing I would prefer is a little more body and sweetness. Excellent beer


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1644) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle. Black color with a thin beige foamy head. Aroma of oak, peat, licorice and coffee. Dry, bitter taste with some sweetness in otherwise bitter finish. Oily feel. Medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bodega95 (47) - - MAR 17, 2015
on tap at Biercab, Barcelona. Pours black with a creamy head. Intense roasty, dark malty aroma, hints of dark chocolate, roasted grain, liquorice, soy sauce. Taste is dry, roasty, chocolately dark malty. very nice taste with intense chocolate and coffee notes. A fantastic Imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AleRider78 (69) - - MAR 15, 2015
Looking pretty good! Poured a nice layer of brown head, not too thick really. ok retention. Extremely dark appearance. A bold, strong taste of roasted malts, dark coffee, and chocolate flavours abound. Almost the same for aroma, but more apparent is the coffee and hints of the alcohol coming through. Mouthfeel had some thickness like a watered down syrup or molasses (not as thick obviously). Goes down pretty easy. Nice sweet aftertaste as well as good bitterness in the finish. Love it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (509) - - MAR 14, 2015
Seriously good stuff toch coffee aroma and taste. Thick full bodied. Dry bitter and some choco

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (144) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2015
Olfato bastante intenso e adocicado. Paladar caramelizado e um after taste duradouro. Faltou um algo a mais para se destacar.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmaurice (4) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
Well rounded and perfectly balanced. Coffee expresso nose. Malted expresso in mouth. Full, full body. Long aftertaste of coffee and cocoa. No sugar, no bitternes. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jannick13 (114) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap. Aroma of coffe and a bit of vanilla. Taste is more of the same, but with a hint of chocolate. Super smooth texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1135) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Coffee, sweet and roasted malts, light caramel, and licorice. Dark brown with some tiny effervescence and a creamy almost brown mottled head. Taste is coffee, chocolate, toasted malt, and tons of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (99) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
after years of enjoying it, I thought is was time to finally revue it! As always, a lovely roast coffee nose with a touch of vanilla. The coffee profile is smoother in the taste profile, augmented by a creamy smoothness, solid malt background, a hint of bubble gum, some hops and dark berries. The blending is impeccable, the body rich and smooth, and the aftertaste true to the initial taste profile. Understated professional brewing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mmahut (1304) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle, from end of 2007, 7 years old. Pours in deep black body with low persistent brown head. Aroma is just amazing right away, full of caramel, toffee, coffee, very smooth and easy. Taste has smooth dark chocolate caramel sweetness with well balanced coffee bitterness, not astringent at all. Light woody notes, coffee sweetness persists in the after taste. Amazing balance. Texture is soft, smooth, light oily, body is full, soft medium carbonation.


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