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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2009 Thanks to bitbucket!!! Pours a nice black color with a small brown head that sticks to the glass with each sip. Aroma is purely coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is coffee, burnt malts, bitter dark chocolate and some hops. It is smooth and full bodied. I do taste some of the alcohol, but not too much of a burn. Very nice brew indeed. Glad I finally got to try it!!

4.2
walleye (1099) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2008
From the 12 oz bottle. Poured adark brown with a nice big brown head. Aroma mild coffee, raosted malts, dark fruits, molasses, chocolate. Flavor same as a aroma, the alcohol is nice and smooth. good beer

3.8
Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Nice and strong, lots of flavor of coffee and high caramel flavor, one of the better imperial stouts with great flavors. slightly smokey and lots of cocoa.

3
BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
The aroma is strong of coffee, smoke, and chocolate. Very dark brown to black with a coffee colored head. The flavor is of coffee, chocolate, burnt malt, and some hops. Very thick on the palate and a coffee aftertaste. Surprise... it’s made with coffee. It’s ok..

2.8
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
The aroma had chocolate, coffee, smoke, and burnt malt. The appearance is black with a tan head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall it’s over rated!

4.2
Lowe1983 (1589) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is strong of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Flavor is pretty strong with coffee at first that gives way to the other roasted flavors of chocolate and molasses. Finishes bitter with not much alcohol warming as I thought there would be.

3.7
Slipstream (2608) - USA - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Another big thank you to Adrian for a bottle of this stuff. Cool, artistic label with a spooky female figure hanging out with a green snake. This has a big, fluffy, tan cap on a pitch-black pour, with lots of lacing. There are coffee grounds, hops, and malt in the sweet aroma. The taste is sweet espresso, spruced up with some hops. Smooth, with coffee flavor continuing into the aftertaste. It hides its 9.5 ABV well. A few sips into it, I start wondering how strong the caffeine and alcohol combination buzz is going to be (since this is made with "real, fair-trade coffee"). It could be a good morning-after drink, althou that is something I do not indulge in. This is "pas de question" recommended to those who like coffee-flavored brews - but it is too one-dimensional to be ranked as high as it is. Don’t bother with a glass - put it in a coffee cup. You could even try adding milk.

4
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Pours a very dark brown or black with an average sized tan head, that quickly dissapates with minimal lacing. Aroma of roast coffee, chocolate, malt, light booze, and light hops. Taste is similar and a little sweet. Mouth is heavier than average, but not too thick for the style. Overall, a good imperial stout.

4
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2008
opaque black body with a creamy hot cocoa colored head. insane retention and lots of spotty lacing left behind. the smell of coffee wafts from the glass long before my nose ever gets to it... medium ground dark roast colombian with hints of dark grain and cream. so much coffee that it begins to smell smoky and ashy as well. the flavor is heavy on the coffee as well... along with astringency, rich roasted grain and chocolate. sour finish akin to a really strong cup of coffee (so strong that it starts to hurt your teeth and stomach!). coffee beans, cream and cocoa linger for a while in the aftertaste. incredibly dry on the palate given how rich and robust this smells and tastes. medium body. soft airy carbonation gives it a light mouth feel. parchingly dry. ..

3.1
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Black with a frothy tan head. Big spent coffee grain cocoa aroma. Medium body. Strong bitter coffee espresso blackened malt flavors with a lump of sugar. A little too much coffee in this one.


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