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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2188   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2012 11.5oz bottle thanks to mwbrady12. Opening the bottle (wow a twist off) I already get some coffee aroma. Poured from the bottle to a tulip glass. Quite thick with no head at all. Slight bubbling to the surface. Sits in the glass, black and thick like crude. The aroma is of black coffee and malts. Such a good aroma. The taste is nearly as good at the smell. Some bitterness coats the mouth but it is just enough to balance out all the sweetness of the malts. As I drink there is even a slight tan lacing down the glass. Definitely glad I have another to try in a year.

zvsn (2301) - ISRAEL - NOV 13, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom. Brown black with a beige head. Smell of coffee, ash, tobacco, licorice. Heavy sweet, coffee, licorice, alcohol, spicy, bitter finish, light acidity, a bit unbalanced. Medium-full bodied.

pjotrapostou (361) - POLAND - NOV 10, 2017
Dobra, palona kawa, gorzka czekolada, słodko wytrawne, nie za ciężkie, gładkie i przyjemne.

guizmopeg (8) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2017 does not count
Bue en bouteille de 341mL, disponible en 4-pack de manière assez commune. Apparence : Liquide sirupeux, d'un brun tres foncé, enjolivé d'un fin col brun latté, aux bulles éphémères. Arômes : Le café en prédominance, évidemment, le malt torréfié, qui vient lui prêter main forte pour un punch d'odeurs assez intenses, emmitouflées d'un sucre résiduel digne d'une imperial stout ayant ce volume d'alcool. Palais : très rond, faible effervescence, amertume du café, la chaleur de l'alcool, tout ça formant une symbiose décadente. Goûts : Le côté rôti, quoique bien présent, se maintient à un niveau acceptable qui le rend enviable, surtout par le fait qu'il soit soutenu d'un sucre si réconfortant, qui se mêle à la chaleur de l'alcool, qui ne demande qu'à être prise de manière lente et constante, pour profiter de ce breuvage pour un long moment durant une froide soirée.

tomer (3735) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2017
At a tasting, many thanks, smallish stable creamy bubbly head, opaque black color, aroma of roasted coffee with some green notes, mellow roasted coffee flavor with some dirt, dark bread, cocoa and milk chocolate in back. Very nice.

rayaron (1992) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Tom. Opaque brown with brownish head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee, earthy. Bitter flavor with notes of roasted malt, alcoholic, earthy, sourish. Slightly oily, full-bodied.

GregMooreNH (106) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Pours black with a thick, creamy head. Aroma is beautiful chocolate malt richness. Similar to its bouquet, taste is rich dark chocolate, with a bitter chocolate finish. One of the most enjoyable chocolate stout out there, and it won't break the bank account.

hauxe (927) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 25, 2017
Bottle thanks to wombat23. Pours virtually black with a frothy tan head. Sticky lacing. Aroma is old wet coffee grounds. Taste is coffee, bitter, with light sour undertones. Nice luscious body — rich, creamy, full. Dry. Not bad but I just can't get into these coffee additive stouts. The coffee is just too overwhelming and the other flavors are lost.

Desverger (12907) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
[email protected] Arms Savoy - Black pour with tan head. Rich roasted malty with opulent roasted coffee notes, some cocoa and dark caramel, charred burnt sugar, rich coffee roasted malty finish

ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2017
11.5 oz. bottle. Excited to try this one, looking out for it for some time. Not a fan of the label art work. Poured motor oil black, dark brown foamy head. Aroma was coffee, roasted grain, cherry. Taste was mild bittersweet, surprisingly creamy, coffee, dark chocolate, fruit(cherry), alcohol is apparent, but not overwhelming.

Kittenbieer (252) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2017
Partagée avec mon cher Appiantiqua dans nos petits verres "Saveur Bière",belle robe ébène opaque,surmontée d'une jolie mousse couleur café,fine et peu persistante avec une faible carbonatation.Le nez nous offre rapidement des arômes de café et une forte amertume mêlée subtilement à l'alcool,laissant apparaître une grande complexité...la bouche est à l'image du nez avec cette pointe "piquante" qui domine l'ensemble bien harmonieux.Le palais est long et nous laisse sur une agréable et douce amertume avec une petite note terreuse.Un Impérial Stout Grandiose!Le Dieu du ciel fait tout pour nous inciter au Péché!!!!...18/20

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