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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2188   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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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3.8
Dedollewaitor (16393) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2008
[email protected] Pitch black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Heavy roast and a bit of smoke. Very smooth & creamy. Coffee, smoke/ashy and a touch of alcohol.

4
MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Bottle. Coffee and ashtray aroma. Cloudy black colour. Dark brown head. Slightly smokey flavour with some coffee. High carbonation. 6 3 7 3 14

Bottle, 9.5%. Roasted barley aroma, some smoke. Black colour. Big stable creamy brown head. Nice roasted flavour with lots off coffee. A little cream in the aftertaste. The flavour is also quite sweet, which is apparent in the slightly slick mouthfeel. 7 4 7 3 16

Draught, 9.5% at the brewpub. Sweet roasted coffee aroma. Black colour. Good creamy light brown head. The flavour starts off nicely creamy, turning to vanilla and alcohol bitterness. Late coffee aftertaste, vinous with a lot of chocolate, quite bitter chocolate. 8 4 8 4 16

4
bhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle from Bottle Trek. Very black color with a tan head that left rapidly. Aromas of coffee and darkly toasted malt. More or less medium body with fizzy/creamy carbonation. The flavor is really dark toasted/burnt malt (but smooth) with something approaching espresso. With time, chocolate notes come forth. Finish is a little bit sweet, and there’s not much bitter other than the burnt malt. Overall, it’s a heck of a drink. Every taste is a fresh experience. It may be the same one over and over, but who cares.

4.2
Scopey (15747) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at Rattle N Hum. It pours opaque black with a thick tan head. The nose is coffee, liquorice, caramel, toffee, leather, dark chocolate, date, fig and cherry. It tastes of dark chocolate, rich-roast coffee, caramel, sesame seeds, dried cherry, date, raisin, sherry, burnt sugar, charcoal and some bitterness towards the end with a very long finish. It’s really smooth, very fruity and lighter than expected. Top quality gear.

4.3
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Bottle as shown. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a sweet roast and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a rich coffee malt and chocolate with rich finish. Wow really enjoyed this one.

4.4
Ratman197 (15372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle poured an opaque black with a lasting creamy brown head with good lacing. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla and roastiness. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roastiness, coffee and light vanilla with a smooth lingering bitter finish.

4.5
gunnfryd (15294) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted, hop. Flavour is coffee, roasted, smoked, alcohol, hop, cacao. Full bodied beer. world class beer.

3.8
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Bottle. Black-colored beer with a huge brown head, a bit bubbly. Aroma of roasted barley, coffee beans, some coffee liqueur and light fruitiness. Bitter flavor with some sweet, slightly chocolatey, notes, lots of coffee and tobacco and a bit of alcohol. Thick body. A good Imperial Stout.

4.5
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle at ølbaren - shared with Mette and Anders37. Black - brown head. High coffee, espresso coffee, dry freshly grounded coffee, burned, roasted, light hoppy, dryness. Very nice.

4
Tmoney99 (14983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle from fiver29. Poured black color with a large brown frothy head that mostly lasted with . Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Medium smooth body. Good complex combo of sweet coffee and bitter chocolate with a moderate to heavy roasted bittersweet finish that was strong and lasting. This is a standout brew.


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