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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

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4.7
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - AUG 20, 2008
This is one great beer. A terrific Imperial Stout with that beautifully balanced addition of coffee. I could drink this every day.

4.2
unrulythings (73) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2008
pours an oily black with a thick light brown head. aroma is sweet and balanced of coffee and chocolate. first sip is strong of coffee, but as the beer warms, there are more noticeable flavors of hops, chocolate, a little bit of pepper, and spice. mouth is close to perfect, simply smooth on the tongue. I’m a big fan of coffee stout so when I saw this at Whole Foods and immediatly knew it had to be a winner.

4
smith4498 (3672) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle courtesy of growler. Pours deep black with tan head. Strong burnt malt aroma. Lots of coffee and roasted malt flavors. Full body with minimal carbonation and a very smooth mouthfeel.

4
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Poured nearly black into a snifter. Not quite viscous. The head was tan and offered up some lacing. The aroma was as much coffee as I can remember in a beer. Like Breakfast Stout without the chocolate. Like Juan Valdez’s nutsack. The flavor was coffee, roasted malt, chocolate and some dry hoppiness. Nice thick mouthfeel and a succinct finish. Very good, just kind of one dimensional.

4.7
HalifaxNick (4) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008 does not count
Pours coal black into a pint sleeve. Thick rocky head lasts long and laces the glass. Aroma of coffee really comes through. Excellent example of imperial, This stuff is royal. Full bodied imperial stout flavor and a glass of espresso to boot! Beautiful beer.

3.8
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2008
12 oz bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Black color. Good strong coffee aroma with balancing sweetness. Strong coffeish and chocolatey flavor with bittersweet finish. Good rich coffee flavor but the downside is the lack of complexity.

4.3
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 12 oz bottle from Secret Santa (sprinkle). Pours an opaque black color with an ample tan head that has good retention. The aroma is rich with coffee and spices. The flavor is similarly rich with espresso, coffee and spices. The mouthfeel is smooth, full and creamy. The finish is long with lingering black coffee. Overall: This is a great stout, God I wish I could get more. This is great. Thanks Mike.

4.1
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
12oz bottle Black Pour, with a healthy tan head, good lacing. Heavy dark bitter coffee bean and roasted malt aromas. Mouthfeel is creamy and roasted coffee abounds. Not Overly complex, but the facets of this beer are so carefully balanced that it is difficult to find fault.

4.9
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 Damn I love this beer. Smells like freshly ground coffee and molasses. Pours black with a lasting tan head. Very strong, bitter, grainy coffee flavor with hints of sweet vanilla. Smooth, creamy mouth feel. No hint of alcohol whatsoever - very smooth, enjoyable and drinkable. Possibly the best beer I’ve ever had.

4.3
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
Great discovery. Aroma of black chocolate and expresso coffey. Black color with nice light brown foam. Flavor of coffee as well with a bit of ashes in the palate. Very nice IS.


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