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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: 1873   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 (148) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with solid tan head. The aroma is amazing--good coffee, burnt malt, some caramel and molasses. It just smells right, reminding of the first time I smelt Speedway Stout. The flavour has some sweet malt initially, caramel, but it’s swamped by hard roast coffee and roast malt bitterness. Loads of roast malt and roast coffee bitterness. The carbonation is excessive, and it lacks body. I find this very ashy and excessively dry--too much so to be a perfect coffee stout. But it is undeniably very good.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonedelson (3) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014 does not count
Smooth, versatile, not complicated, nice head, excellent mouthfeel, and good finish. I?d recommend this year round.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jur (294) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Draught @ barVolo, Dieu du Ciel tap take-over. Jet black, finely bubbled creamy head. Looks like a proper Irish coffee. Lil’ hard candy nose, yeast. Flavour smooth liquorice, dry herby finish. Boys know their stuff...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (772) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Half a pinky of tan foam. Dark brown body. Aromas of unsweetened cocoa, and perhaps even a wisp of alder smoked salmon. Thick chewy body. Flavors of black strap molasses and burnt rice from a pan where the water went dry. Not sure why they name it Péché (peach) because there’s no peach characteristic to it, nor does it say anything about peaches in the ingredients. Another great beer from one of the relatively unknown gems of the North American beer scene!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
09xx (5) - - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Le goût amer surprend bien le palais car il reste longtemps. La note de café est excellente et cette bière sent excessivement bon. Je la conseille au amateurs de stouts!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aerolfp (1) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Honestly the first time I drank it, the sensation took me by surprise. Unimaginably smooth, along with a rich aroma and a taste locked in battle between sweet and bitter. Instant love.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (485) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 16, 2014
Noire noire noire, tout petit collet brun. Quels aromes ! du café bien torrefié, du chocolat amer. Et une fois en bouche, whaou !!! Onctueuse, tres forte accroche sur le café qui tapisse le palais pour rester longuement. Le final est amer comme il faut et on sent bien le taux d’alcool élevé. Un regal tout simplement.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Tap. Not much more needs to be said about this beer! It’s just so good! One point off for being slightly too coffee heavy for my taste, but that’s just me being picky. Track it down now!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (217) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours a dark colour with some almost brownish head and good retention. Aroma is coffee with hints of alcohol and caramel. Taste is sweeter with a background of bitterness. Aftertaste is also sweeter and dry with hints of bitterness. Generally a stronger and more complex beer, for fans of sweeter, stronger stouts.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Voodoo (304) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap......poured an inky dark with an amazing creamy, frothy head which just lingered. Aroma of coffee. The taste was coffee front and center, a chewy bitterness in the middle which tailed off and left more coffee, and the alcohol hidden but appearing late. Quite an experience.


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