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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2195   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2006
2005 bomber from Adrian. Thanks. I have wanted to try this forever sinec I can remember when it used to be draft only. Pours out a dark black color with a tan head on it. Smell is coffee. More coffee. And then, just a tad more coffee. Some chocolate seems to make its way through as well. Taste is like drinking a rich cup of coffee with 9.5% alcohol in it. This thing had me on the ceiling after I drank the whole bomber of it. I would recommend sharing this with someone, as I didnt go to bed until 4am after drinking this. A fantastic beer though, perhaps not worthy of its 18 dollar price tag, but its still a damn nice beer that I wouldnt mind having a few more bottles of.

Aminatchime (191) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2017
Flesje van 2013. Kleur is heel donker bruin-zwart. Geur is zoet met koffie en cacao accenten. Smaak is koffie met een tikkeltje room/melk en een lichte koffiebitterheid op het einde.

kaserov (1023) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor y buena retención. Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa, con un mínimo de carbonatación de inicio, luego se pierde. Aroma torrefacto, a grano de café, café frío, chocolate con leche, ligera vainilla, ligerísimo ahumado, casi inexistente, y licor suave. Apetece oler durante horas. Sabor a café, muy puro, sin que este brille por encima de lo demás, como pasa en otras cervezas con café; chocolate, vainilla, pasas, ligero fruto seco. Buen balance entre dulzor, torrefactos y amargor. Licor al final del trago. Postgusto a licor, café y chocolate. Delicia.

Evilkniamhel (1046) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2017
På fat på brygg, oslo. Ugjennomsiktig svart med kremaktig karamellhode. Lukter av julekake, kaffe, mørksjokolade, brent toffee. Smaker av marsipan, mer sjokolade, litt røyk.

dinkle50 (1559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Jet black pour with a single finger espresso head. Aroma is a bit boozy along with some choclate. Medium bodied. Taste is bitter, finishes pretty strongly with ash and a little raisin. Lots of lace. Lingering bitterness. A hint of chocolate here and there. Loads of flavor.

hcof (4) - - NOV 26, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 Robe noire Nez café Mousse brune Crémeuse en bouche avec une amertume prononcée

tfredvik (2055) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2017
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Black body with average-sized, long-lasting, brown head that laces the glass well. Strong aroma that is very dominated by coffee. Also dark roasted malt, and dark caramel, and chocolate in the back. Strong flavour that follows the aroma. Moderate sweet taste with a heavy bitter finish. Full body, creamy texture, very soft carbonation. A very nice imperial stout, but a bit too dominated by the coffee.

[20 cl from tap @ Brygg, Oslo]

coil (172) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2017
341ml bottle from kanata.fr. Black colour with mocha head. Big dark roasted malts, big bitter dark roasted coffee, big ristretto, big roast, ash, dark fruits, sweetish dark malt start + bitter espresso finish. Full body despite fairly low abv for the style. Super coffee forward, very nice.

borre_m (1727) - NORWAY - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 pours black. aroma is coffee late for me as a non coffee drinker. taste is balanced coffee.

Humlehode (861) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2017
Tap. Pours black with thick brown head. Full bodied. Smooth. Roasted, dark chocolate, coconut, toffee. Very balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

zvsn (2320) - ISRAEL - NOV 13, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom. Brown black with a beige head. Smell of coffee, ash, tobacco, licorice. Heavy sweet, coffee, licorice, alcohol, spicy, bitter finish, light acidity, a bit unbalanced. Medium-full bodied.

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