Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 4,291
Reviews: 1,681
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 591
Gots: 694 | FT: 68
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003

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.

The Péché Mortel was born in our Montreal brewpub in October 2001.
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Photo of d3brewing
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oh my god. 11.5 oz botttled on 3/15. Got this as a freebie and had no idea what I was missing. A huge thanks to @jfletchfaust for this piece of heaven.
Perfect RIS blended with coffee, and they did the coffee right. I can't tell if that slight spice is pepper or coffee but oh my god it's amazing.
This beer is better than BOMB! And I hate to say this better than my go to Speedway.

Photo of danh53
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pitch black beer with two finger head. The aroma is nothing special, mostly coffee and roasted malts. The taste is the highlight with tons of creamy vanilla and sweet chocolate in addition to the coffee which leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste. There is almost a smoky quality adding depth and complexity. Mouth feel is medium to full with a nice vanilla cream texture. Very complex and we'll constructed beer.

Photo of gobuccos
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black. Smell is of roasted coffee. Taste is smooth with a coffee finish. Very enjoyable beer.

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from a growler via Eight Ball Brewing at the Party Source. This most excellent coffee stout pours black as sin with a moderate brown head of dissipating foam that dies down to a thick, lush ring of foam and very nice lacing. Nose of espresso, cream, cocoa, and some smoked malt elements. Flavors follow the nose with solid rich espresso and light cream sweetness to all sides followed by strong dark cocoa flavors to the middle and back with a lightly smokey, heavy, bitter coffee flavor on the back and aftertaste. Smooth and slick mouth feel with a lingering aftertaste of cocoa and coffee. Excellent. I would suggest this as a finisher since it is SO heavy and very intense. Coffee lovers rejoice, stout lovers prepare your praise. This is most excellent.

Photo of sgameroz
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tons of roasted coffee on the nose which continues with every sip. Very smooth and well balanced with no [bitter] bite caused by the roasted grains. Excellent value.

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Coffee and Ice Cream, This is the best beer I've ever had.

Photo of scotorum
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 11.5 oz. bottle into a Victory Donnybrook Stout nonick.

a: Opaque black with slight clear ruby hoghlights at the bottom. Finger thick tan head receded to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Black coffee and alcohol.

t: Smoky malt up front with some black coffee notes and heavy bite. Bitterness lingers in the back of the mouth of an otherwise dry finish.

m: Very smooth medium to full, considerable carbonation tingle.

o: Obvious quality, but rather more harsh/bitter at first, and less coffee flavor than expected. Bottled 7/13 so at nearly two years of age it may be past its prime for a coffee stout, although like many stouts it has a smoother mouthfeel with some age on it.

Photo of beerdrifter
4.81/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up at La Capsule Cave à Bière in Nancy, France. Thick pitch black pour with one finger caramel-colored head with decent retention and lacing. Huge roasted coffee notes dominate the nose along with hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, espresso, and booze. The taste follows suit with earthy dark chocolate and coffee dominating along with hints of espresso, cocoa, chocolate fudge, vanilla, brown bread, and leather. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, maybe even slightly oily, with incredible balance and drinkability, and a velvety smooth finish. Overall, this just became my favorite Coffee Stout! Incredibly flavorful and unbelievably drinkable. Highly recommended!!!

Photo of Catracho5
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.5 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Black with a tan head, some carbonation coming off the bottom, some lacing, looks a little thin for a double stout.

A: Coffee, chocolate malts, alcohol on the nose, mostly dark roasted coffee notes, smells great.

T: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some bitterness, finishes with a nice bitter dark chocolate flavor,really good, love all the flavors going in this beer.

M: Medium mouthfeel, finishes dry.

O: Very impressed, my two favorite flavors in one, stout and coffee, very complex, definitely earns its world class rating, if you love coffee stouts this one is worth a try and is worthy of regular consumption.

Photo of safaricook
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At Bar Hop in Toronto. Pitch black body. Creamy head looks like a nitrogen tap line. Coffee malt aroma. Taste follows nose, even Espresso. Hop bitterness as well as roasted malt bitterness. Impressively low on the alcohol burn. Smooth. Not overly exciting flavors but dangerously drinkable at the given ABV.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was amazing!! Very well done. Smooth with an easy slight sweet finish. I could drink a bunch. It is that well balanced. Great Job to the brewer!! Cheers

Photo of beermeplz
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional coffee stout. I should've drunk this in the morning.

Edit: This shit is delicious...there's alcohol in here? Incredibly well done. If you like coffee and beer, this is it.

Photo of utopiajane
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown and opaque. A creamy head of dense mocha foam tops this one and won't leave. refreshes with each tip. Nose is roast. Deep and rich. Caramel, coffee and earth. Nutty as it warms. Taste is smooth and rich. Touche of booze and plenty of roasty bitter coffee. Light cream. Blackened malt. Intense. Earthy bitter finish with some burnt sugar. Full mouthfeel.

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best coffee infused beers I've had. Very rich, somewhat bitter, distinct coffee taste on the palate. Enjoyable!

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very black color in nature with a small tan/mocha head and no lacing to speak of. Coffee in the aroma as well as roasted espresso beans. Tastes like a fresh brewed cup of espresso over ice. Bitter coffee up front with roast and char to follow. A warm finish and smooth on the palate. Wonderful coffee stout; the way it should be!

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What a great example of a coffee stout. Possesses heavy coffee flavor with great smoothness to beer. Have to try BA version.

Photo of Moose90
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

11.5oz bottle poured into 16oz tulip

A – Pours a deep dark black, with slightly translucent mahogany edges. Head is creamy cappuccino colored and leaved behind spotty lacing.

S – Intense notes of rich and deeply roasted coffee and chocolate malt.

T – Roasty, bitter and fresh espresso roasted coffee, dark and nearly charred notes of rich malts.

M – Medium-Full, not overly heavy, long and lingering finish.

O – Truly a world class representation of the style. This leans toward the drier and more bitter side of the spectrum, which I really appreciate. Wonderful beer.

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderfully crafted RIS. Roasty, smooth and creamy. Absolutely perfect

Photo of kevinlater
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

341ml bottle into goblet. bottled some time in october 2014. enjoyed on april 16, 2015

a: pitch black with a finger of coffee-coloured head. yep, coffee stouts...

s: espresso/black coffee, cocoa, caramel, licorice, slight dark fruit

t: very coffee-forward stuff -- i love it. up front is a quick prune-like dark fruit note, but that quickly dissolves into rich freshly-roasted coffee/espresso and cocoa. mid-to-late-palate has a mild herbal, licorice-like hop presence, notes of toasted bread and maybe a touch of toffee. finishes with bitter coffee and cocoa flavours that linger forever

m: slightly above medium body, creamy stuff, coats your mouth. little to no carbonation

o: very one-dimensional but it is a dimension that i adore

Photo of thebeers
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark black with thin head that's quick to dissipate but leaves nice mocha-colored lacing. Roasted malts and quality coffee in the aroma carry over to a smooth taste, full bodied, with sweet cream and milk chocolate present. Solid across the board. I especially appreciate how they meld the dark roast and creamy, chocolatey flavors.

Photo of fatneck13
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After having it on tap I considered seeking asylum in Canada. So imagine my excitement after bringing the legal allowable limit back into the states to be rationed out until my next possible visit. Alas once having it on tap, the bottle version was a let down. While unfair to compare it to the tap version I will forever feel that slight pang of heartache upon the first sip from the bottle ... well of the beer, poured from the bottle.

Photo of adacovsk
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a black abyss. Strong, pleasant aroma. Bitter coffee aftertaste; could be more refined, but very smooth for a strong stout.

Photo of KATCanada
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this beer makes me proud to be Canadian. Incredible nose, the sweetness, the coffee, the chocolate. Unbelievable. A great beer to share with non beer geeks - i guarantee you will blow their minds. I have never met anyone that did not love this beer. Not saying it's the best but it's damn close for me.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.67/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Almost opaque dark brown color with subtle carbonation activity. Creamy light brown 1.5 finger head lasting around 5 minutes and some good legs.

Aromas and flavors of toffee, cocoa, coffee, herbal spices. Strong earthy roasted oak like bitter taste, slight caramel sweetness, and smoky cappuccino feel.

Creamy milky medium body with some perfect carbonation. Strong and long finish ending with a highly spicy burnt mouth coat and thick toffee feel aftertaste.

Overall : Warming good craft without the elegance. Overly spicy, slightly stale, missing some body, and not very accessible. Overhyped in my opinion.

Photo of Snoman4141
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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