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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (541) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Jet black color, zero head despite aggressive pour from bottle. Still lightly carbonated though. Rich fudge aroma with hazelnut. Flavor is well balanced blend of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee. The coffee eventually wins out leaving a light roasted, burned toast flavor. Maybe a note of alcohol in there as well but very well masked. Very drinkable stout, approaching the greats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (552) - - APR 29, 2017
Strong notes of coffee, roasted notes, cocoa, black with a good brown head, medium body, carbonation is soft, taste is similar but very well balanced and very intense, pleasant warming final...perfect, a very mortal sin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (3065) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Péché Mortel by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! at Czerniakowska Duzo kawy fajnej, duzo zboza, nieco owocowosci, lekki, megapijalny, slodkawy, alko prawie 0, session RIS w pozytywnym sensie. Klasa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2209) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
The beer is hiding the alcohol so well it makes me think no more then 7%. Very smooth and mild. Very easy to drink. To easy. Coffee notes are also mild but delicious. Greatly balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
azzurro (155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
This strong stout is a bit too strong for me. The alcohol makes it too overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle from City Beer SF. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, espresso, nuts, hops, chocolate, wood, dark fruits and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, espresso, nuts, hops, a bit of wood and licorice. Excellent imperial stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2017
Insane coffee aroma, insane coffee taste. Well rounded, balanced, soft, good mouthfeel. Just wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dagimp (995) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2017
From a sixpack purchased in QC by my mom. Screw caps, yeah! Pours midnight black without much brownish head. Coffee aroma. Mouthfell is actually pretty light. Taste is coffee and more coffee. But it’s real coffee and it’s not burnt, so it’s yummy. First few of these were OK, but the last one with a year or so of age was very tasty. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (272) - Washington, USA - APR 1, 2017
Bottle from Tacoma Boys. Pours black. Tan head. Scent is roasted malts, coffee. Taste is some booze. Very roasty, coffee. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2844) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich coffee, & chocolate; Flavor of roasted/smoky sweet malt, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, and hops; Nicely balanced & complex; It’s all about coffee - very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeanF (2418) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2017
Great creamy solid guinness like head and black body, minimal carbonation, a joy to look at really. Strong sharp coffee on the nose with hints of licorice, oak, charcoal but in a good way. Flavour is chocolate syrup and espresso with coffee bean, barley, charred oak. Smooth finish. A real winner and deserving of its reputation.

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