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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2210   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigBen2120 (687) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz bottle purchased at The Lighthouse in Manchester, Maine. Pours an opaque black body with a good inch of light tan head. Rich espresso and dark chocolate dominate the aroma. Roasty espresso and dark chocolate hit the palate initially, with some nuttines. Full bodied without being viscous, rich with vigorous carbonation from the bottle conditioning. One sip definitely invites another and this beer was gone way too soon. A bit pricey, but no doubt one of the best impy stouts I’ve ever had. No description I can give will do this beer justice.

nathanvc (804) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2018
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Shared with Anke. Pours cloudy black with a small, frothy, beige head. The aroma contains lots of coffee roast and roasted malt, some dark fruits and dark chocolate, bit of hops and cream. It tastes light mocha-like sweet and light to medium roasted (almost 'coffee powder'-like) bitter; dry, roasted finish, some warming alcohol. Full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Good, and it delivers what it promises; but perhaps a bit too 'compulsive' in its coffee character?

fombe89 (4243) - Asturias, SPAIN - JAN 23, 2018
Botella, @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 20/01/2018 BBD:20/10/20
Color negro corona de espuma beige, aromas cafe con notas licorosas, sabor cafe, tostado, cuerpo denso, rica.

balloonbuffoon (752) - - JAN 19, 2018
11.5floz bottle, BOD: 03.06.2017, $4, large stem glass. Appears near black with a thin brown head. Smells sugary sweet like cookies with some extra brown sugar. Smells like coffee with a good dose of woodsy smokiness. This beer strikes the palate heavy. with broad roasty strokes of 'Colombian' type of coffee (general medium roast coffee), and dry cocoa To abruptly sum it up, this double stout is balanced goodness. I could rate a couple ticks lower for being unexceptional, but it is a genuine solid brew - so no I won't.

dambor (861) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 On nitro in Berlin's Muted Horn. Pours black with creamy head. Aroma: coffee clearly dominates, followed by chocolate and a bit of charcoal. Taste, coffee and chocolate forward, with a touch of alcohol.

julesxxl (135) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2018
(noire, nez café torréfié & old hot choco, bouche mi-dense café (add), lot carbo thin, harmonieuse, bitter lasts)

Patersoi (189) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2018
Oily black pour. Malt, chocolate and alcohol on the nose. Coffee and charcoal added to the mix in terms of flavour along with an ever present glow of alcohol. More charcoal on the finish but a little bit of sickly malt in there too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

angel77 (4072) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2018 Botella 33 en vivalabirra 28..12..2017. (r2204). Color negro con espuma beige oscuro persistente. Sabores y aromas intensos a café y achicoria torrefacta. Ligeros cacaos y especiados. Cuerpo medio no muy denso con gran dosis de café y seco al final. Buena.

KraftowyJakup (488) - POLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Klasyczne podejście do stylu, bez udziwnień, mocno palony RIS, jest świeża kawa, kakao. W smaku wytrawnie, ale nie pusto, kawa łagodniejsza, smakuje trochę jak posłodzona kawa, ale nie jest słodkie.

wojanex (556) - warszawa, POLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Ładny, bardzo kawowy mocny stout, gorzki, wyttlrawny, bez szczególnych cech wyróŻNIAJĄCYCH. Przyzwoity risik.

mrjez (723) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2017
2016/3, bottle from Slowbeer. Pours black with slight highlights, low ring of beige. Fantastic aroma of espresso with cream and vanilla, intense rich roasted malt, chocolate, smoke. Flavour ticks all the aroma boxes, strong bitter coffee and dark chocolate, a touch burnt, even a little pepper heat at the end. Smooth rich body, high bitterness, dry. A ballsy rich imp stout with a manageable ABV.

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