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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2172   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 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2011
huge chocolate coffee nose, tiny bubbles in a stormy twisty formation in the head, creamy bitter taste almost like a mocha, a pleasure all the way around this beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (240) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Poured from a growler bought at craft cellars in Calgary. Pours black with a slight tan head; lots of lacing. Smells of coffee, smoke and hints of chocolate. Tastes bitter with a heavy alcohol finish. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nasty3939 (21) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2017
The best coffee flavor I’ve ever had in a beer. Dark rich appearance with a dark roasted espresso flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Some breakfast beers try to capture the entire breakfast, this one just perfectly captures that first cup of Joe in the morning.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael_bb (85) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2017
Heavy and very persistent aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is very bitter and leaves a stong coffee-like finish, carbonation is average to soft and texture is quite thick. I left it a while outside the fridge before opening but it was still better after a while, so probably the ideal temperature of consumption is around 10-12º. While I’m not a huge fan of imperial stouts, I have to admit this is a very solid beer with a strong coffee accent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (308) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2017
33cl @ bottle. Davvero un’ottima Imperial stout. Bella schiuma cremosa, caffé e cacao al naso, nonostante la gradazione si beve molto facilmente. Ottima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (485) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (864) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Redstone Liquors, Stoneham. Appearance is opaque black with less-than-finger-width light brown and slightly red head with poor retention and light lacing. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee, bordering on burnt/ash, dark chocolate. Taste is up front bitter roasted malts and coffee with subtle dark fruit and dark chocolate in the middle and ending strong bitter burnt/ash. Palate is medium bodied with thick, silky texture; soft carbonation and bitter roasted/burnt/ash finish. Overall, while I like smoke and hints of ash and burnt character, this was a little too forward and dominated the experience. I was so looking forward to this and, while still very good, am a little bummed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (1058) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle. Pitch black with a bubbly to lacy light beige head. Aroma is of biscuit, chocolate, treacle, coffee, dark fruits, hint of ginger. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, caramel, treacle, raisins, nuts, smokey. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (1526) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, coffee, toffee, and some dark fruits. Flavor is rich chocolate, bitter roast, and coffee. Well-carbonated with a medium body. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_queue (124) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Smells like a big ball of chocolate-covered, well-roasted coffee beans! Of course it’s pitch black—it’s called mortal sin for crying out loud! Tastes of dark roast coffee from beginning to end with a powerful, smoky espresso finish. Arrives mostly sweet with dried fruits & chocolates and then moves towards a roasty/smoky end. Dark fruits intensify as it warms up but still subtle compared to the coffee. With time the espresso intensity grows and lingers in the finish. Seriously, the alcohol is masked by all that strong coffee until it warms up. The medium body, dry finish, & absence of carbonation fits this beer perfectly. If you’re into huge, flavorful coffee, then this beer is your dream come true. One criticism, though, is that the dominance of coffee perhaps makes this beer one-dimensional after a few sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dakingindanorf (6) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Usually don’t like to let coffee stouts sit around but this has been fridged for a long time. Pleasant, not overpowering coffee nose, pours a touch thin looking. Doesn’t taste it - not overly roasty but bitter, still has a lot of nice coffee flavor. Gonna have to restock on a few of these.

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