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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2186   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark black color with a large, frothy - creamy - rocky, excellent lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, nutty, dark storn coffee, coffee bean dusty, dust, light alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration and a dry dust finish. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very nice ;o)) (120308)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From 75 cL bottle. Pours black with a nice chocolate rim. Aroma of coffee. Flavour is mild coffee and bitterness into the finish. Very nice coffee stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ungstrup (36470) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
[Tap at the brewpub] A pitch black beer with a small brown head. The aroma contains strong notes of primarily coffee and vanilla - reminds me of a good ice coffee. The flavor has strong notes of roasted malt, coffee, and again vanilla. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (27286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
Bottled, thanks to René for sharing. Dark brown coloured with a beige had. Sweet aroma of coffee with roasted notes. Roasted flavour of coffee with notes of chocolate. Good, but too much coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
Bottled. Pitch black colour with brown mediumsized head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, some nuts and wood. Flavour is tobacco, coffee and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25591) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
Bottle. Thanks to Theis for sharing. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty coffee aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty coffee flavor with some hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee finish with some bitter chocolate and coffee in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
(Bottle 66 cl) 9% ABV in this version. Pitch black, completely opaque with a bubbly, light brown head. Burned nose, full of coffee aromas - actually extemely coffeeish - one of the most aromatic beers I’ve ever come close to. Extremely dry - the world’s driest beer? Very burned flavours, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and burned toast. A bit like licking your fireplace? This may sound unpleasant but the beer certainly is not. It’s a true experience. Very dry, bitter finish - not a hoppy bitterness, again the burned malts dominate. 031205

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (24627) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
A big coffee flavoured imperial stout. Black soloured. Coffee fragrant. Big soft maltyness, very salty, burnt flavours. A tasty, dangerous potion reminding of Irish coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
4th May 2008. Rich dark stout. This is better when not too cold. Silky smooth with a subtle sweet note and subtle vanilla and even subtler red fruit. This is followed by a very dominant coffee note which leads to a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2008
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE. Aroma - coffee. Taste - burnt espresso coffee. Mouth - full of coffee. Finish - coffee.

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