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

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Ratings: 4,020
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 532
Gots: 603 | FT: 57
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Quebec, Canada

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-09-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
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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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It doesn’t get much better than this. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass. Immediate notes of coffee. This thing smells and taste like coffee but in a great way. One of the best coffee stouts I have ever had. Also get notes of a toasty chocolate. Pours dark black with a decent head. highly recommend

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown to black with a small mocha head. Aroma of big spicy earthy coffee, roasted malt, and hints of chocolate. Taste is big coffee with a nice sweetness and balancing bitter, lingering cocoa and espresso on the palate and a big roast presence. Heavy but not syrupy and the perfect solid medium carbonation. Maybe could use a bit more body, but this is very drinkable for an impy. Nice brew.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 4,020 ratings.