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

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Ratings: 4,016
Reviews: 1,641
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 529
Gots: 606 | FT: 60
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:
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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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Delirium tulip at low altitude. Imported this one from Canada myself after a trip to Montreal.

A: Pours jet black with a huge foamy mocha-colored head that sticks around for quite a while considering the level of alcohol here. Nice lacing.

S: To sum it up in a word, coffee. Also a bit of chocolate and oak notes, but this one really doesn't smell much different from a cup of espresso.

T: Coffee flavors up front followed by some floral, oaky notes and a long black coffee finish. Exactly what you might imagine when you think of a coffee stout.

M: Full-bodied and smooth, but could be just a bit creamier.

D: The alcohol doesn't come through at all on this one. It's basically like drinking a cup of tepid coffee. This one has the level of refinement that sets it in the world of imperial stouts.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Very dark brown almost black in colour. No chance of seeing light through this one. Pours with a very thin tan head.

Smell- Roasted coffee beans almost like espresso. Vanilla aromas and a slight hazelnut aroma comes through.

Taste- Powerful roasted coffee flavour predominates. There is a hint of cocoa as well. ABV is quite noticeable in this one. Slight bitterness at the end but very pleasant.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with slight bubble tingliness. Overall, quite smooth.

Overall- A really nice flavoured Imperial Stout. This has been on my want to try list and has lived up to the hype.

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

Enjoyed this offering on brisk winter night out of a 11.5 oz bottle. Presents midnight black with a small dark brown head. Light to no carbonation with excellent lacing. Smell of toffee and coffee with lingering sweet notes. Taste is wordclass. Robust sweet espresso that lingers just long enough and masks the 9+% ABV very nicely. Thick on the palate as it should be with this style. If you have chance to try/buy this one its a must!!! Even better on tap.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black. Like motor oil. No light can bee seen through this bad boy. Nice small head. Medium lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and coffee. Dried Raisins. Slight booze. Really nice, sweet notes.

T: the smell on this one is really misleading. Coffee and toasty characters dominate this brew. Slighty boozy but no bad. Some dark chocolate on the back end. Not as sweetl as the nose would lead you to believe. Slightly rich mild hop bitterness.

M: light carbonation. Smooth. Heavy and lightly creamy.

O: Go for it!

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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