overall
100
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style
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: 2190   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (529) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
It’s been a long time coming... sampled from a bottle courtesy of BitchesBrew. Thick, creamy, sticky cappuccino-like brown head. Dense, rich, malty aroma with loads of coffee/espresso, dark roasted/burnt toast graininess, a bit of a sweet molasses hint. The flavors lived up to the aroma, huge amounts of sweet rich roasty malts, coffee, molasses . Very viscous, but soft and silky sugary mouthfeel. Pretty lasting, inconclusive finish. Very little (to no) astringency. A pretty serious beer, very good, very well-made, but you have to be in the mood for this blast of COFFEE.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
11.5oz bottle thanks to Kempleton (BA). Pours black as outer space witha lovely light-brown head. The head hung around to produce great lacing. Nose was of roast coffee and chocolate. Taste was roast coffee, chocolate, fruit and somewhat ashy. Mouthfeel was medium, but more of a wet feel, not the usual dry chalkiness often found in impy stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2008
11.5 oz bottle pours inky and opaque with an impressive brown head that strews some satiny sheets of lace on the snifter. Aroma is more subtle than expected but boasts black coffee, chocolate and black currants. Rich coffee dominates the taste, joined by lots of bittersweet chocolate and a fruity black currant note. Alcohol is concealed very well. One of the better coffee stouts around.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15796) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2016 341ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (7:5:8:4:15=3.9)
Jet black, large tan head, settles to a small ring. Coffee and sweet spicy peppers aroma. Taste matches the aroma - coffee and even more spicy peppers. Slightly fizzy on the tongue, otherwise quite sticky in the mouth. Swirling it softens it nicely. Covers the alcohol perfectly. Great sipper, but so tasty you want to glug it. The spicy sweet peppers wow me all the way to the bottom. And the coffee’s not caricatured, all very well balanced.
Rerate: 341ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut (6:4:7+:4:14+=3.5++)
Peppers in the aroma, some coffee, some chilli. Lovely rich roast, but not harsh or astringent. Not getting the coffee so much. Beaniness almost completely gone. Drinkability very high, no sign of 9.5%. Still very good, but it’s missing the extreme yumminess of the previous one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReademNwheat (174) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2008
From a bottle pours a murky dark brown. big aroma of roasted coffee beans. taste is the same. a great coffee stout along with jah-va from ST. and the label is just great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - JUN 18, 2008
Pours an obsidian black with small beige head. Nose is most definitely coffee: earthy, nutty, roasted, with a hint of bitter chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, and herbal hops. Smooth and not too rich on the palate, again with the coffee up front, however as flavor progress greater depths reveal themselves: burnt toast, deep bready malts, milky toffee, and an espresso bitter finish. A delightful coffee stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. Aroma powerful with coffee right out of the bottle, but becomes surprisingly subdued. Completely charred malts as well. In the mouth, it’s of course very coffee, but with those charred malts hanging around burning off the tongue. Some sweetish chocolate in the background, but I had to search to find it. A dry finish that feels odd to me in such a big, bold-flavored beer. Very good, very interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2008
From a 12 ounce bottle from Belmont Station in Portland, OR--Poured a dark brown-black body with a thick whitish head. Massive coffee and chocolate nose. Sticky, thick, and bomby. Very rich and gritty. Chewy and heavy. This beer is more than all about coffee.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
easement (4) - USA - JUN 17, 2008 does not count
Notes of coffee and vanilla in the smell. Coffee comes in at the end. Lingering bitterness. Head for days and stays the entire drink. Very nice lacing. I don’t know how they manged to have so much head retention with all of the coffee oils. This is my new favorite coffee stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2010 Pours black with puffy tan head. Nose has strong coffee and vanilla. Flavor is similar with burnt coffee overload and sweet chocolate in the aftertaste. A little dry (hops? yeah right) and incredibly salty, this is a smooth, creamy beer. While I really enjoy it, I wish it wasn’t so one-sided.

A bit green of a nose, not quite Founders Breakfast Stout but the coffee comes off a bit beany. Again coffee in the flavor, a bit of anise and chocolate before the heavily ashy chocolate finish. Not very complex or balanced and a bit harsh on both ends.


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