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: 2155   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2361) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
0.341 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, bottled in August 2015. Pitch black with a medium large, frothy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of lots of coffee, some dark chocolate, a bit of hazelnut, vanilla and licorice. Sweetish, roasty-malty taste with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, burnt nuts, some vanilla and licorice, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, minimally warming-alocoholic finish. Full body, very creamy mouthfeel, almost flat. The coffee flavours are prominent but still good in balance with the malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is great and it drinks very easy. It’s only a bit one-dimensional, but nevertheless quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2016
Drank at a bottle share with my fellow workers at Jersey Girl Brewing Company! A really nice well done Imperial Stout, nice smokiness in both aroma and taste but not overpowering. A really nice coffee/toffee flavor, well done!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (446) - - APR 17, 2016
Good god! Aromas of espresso, roasted malts, and tobacco. Taste is espresso, dark chocolate, nicely roasted malts, dark fruits, and vanilla. Mmmmmmmmm

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (973) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Deep clear brown, light tan brown head. Coffee, deep roasted grains. Slight bitterness, deepens as the taste continues. Sweet, vanilla. Thick body, heavy oily. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2016
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2691) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
341ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours black in colour with a beige foam head leaving lacing. Nose of coffee, ash, dark chocolate, roast malt, vanilla. Taste is sweetish, roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, chocolate & coffee, earthy, with some warm booze and bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Well balanced, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (4172) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of semi-sweet malt and coffee. Opaque black color, big 4" dark tan head that lasts, lace curtains. Taste is solid toasted malt that adds coffee and light carbonation on the swallow, then medium bittering that shares the finish with the malt. Strong, silky smooth, complex, balanced. A really nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1930) - Athens, GREECE - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma malt, coffee, roasted. Taste sweet, malt, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidezdonz (357) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2016
A 341ml bottle with a bottled on date of 13th August 2015 and poured into a snifter glass. It poured a deep dark brown, near black colour with a less than one finger tanned head that disappears fairly quickly but leaves nice small spotty lacing. Aromas are strong coffee, espresso, sweet black cherry and vanilla, roasty malts and a hint of dark chocolate. Tastes of very nice coffee, roastiness, lightly charred with a finish that is a lingering dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth velvety, full bodied with low carbonation. Overall a very nice coffee stout that I could drink again and again. Will definitely age a few bottles since it does suggest that on the back label. Would also love to try a barrel-aged version of this bad boy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (983) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes (11/27/15). This is a great example of a non-barrel aged RIS. It’s not the most complicated beer, but it is loaded with roasted malt flavor, with notes of chocolate and coffee, and it has a great, silky mouthfeel. Fantastic.


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