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

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4,060 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,060
Reviews: 1,648
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 539
Gots: 619 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Bought at the Winooski Bev in early August. Poured in to a wine glass at my mom's house. No date on the bottle.

A - Pitch black in color with two fingers of brown head with a red tent. Less lacing than a lot of imperial stouts.

S - Roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits, hop oil, and alcohol.

T - A lot of coffee, followed by burnt malts and alcohol. A bit of a light finigh though.

O - Very drinkable. However, I had this side by side with Storm King, Ten FIDY, and Dark Truth. This was my least favorite.

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One of Canada's best brews. I've had it both bought from stores and from the brewery direct.
This is what makes Canada such a great place to visit. Beers like this and La Monde du Fin are a cut above most USA crafts. Go to Montreal during Jazz Festival, the first week of July. Find these beers.
Drink them instead of the crappy Henniken they serve at the festival.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Black in the glass, not much carbonation and not head.

S-Lots of coffee, very roasty with good balance between the two.

T-Starts with a good deal of coffee. Then roasted malt with a tad bit of burnt notes. Well balanced.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, tad creamy.

O-Improved as it warmed, but it could have used some slight chocolate/vanilla flavors to make this beer amazing.

Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 4,060 ratings.