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

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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)

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4,088 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,088
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 557
Gots: 629 | FT: 61
Brewed by:
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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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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A - Pours ink black with a nice one and a half finger tall mocha head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, cherries, and lots of dark roast. The dark roast is strong but the additional aromas really keep it in check.

T - Starts off with a nice espresso kick slowly giving way to a mix of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, cherries, and even more dark roast. Very little alcohol initially with a bit more coming through as it warms up. Finish is pretty roasty with a touch of sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.

O - Easily one of the best stouts for your money. Tons of tasty flavors and very little alcohol detectable. The perfect beer for a cold winter night.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Poured into a tulip. This one pours black with three fingers of smooth looking dark khaki head. It retains nicely leaving some cobweb lace.

No nonsense on the aroma. Big espresso and bittersweet chocolate aromas. The finish of the aroma hints at molasses. Really hits the spot for a coffee stout. Dark roasted malts on this with a bitter espresso finish. Hints of rich chocolate on the finish but this is really a coffee bomb.

The feel is full and robust with soft carbonation.

Overall this is a great on. A good treat for a coffee and beer lover.

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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  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in SD over a year ago

Appearance – Pours an opaque black into a tulip. About half a finger of mocha colored head.

Smell – Roasted malts, chocolate, still heavy coffee aromas, vanilla, and slight oak.

Taste – Honestly, a wonderful fresh coffee flavor mixed with chocolate and oak. A nice real vanilla flavor comes in midway and ends with a hint of alcohol and bittersweet cocoa.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, good carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – A damn good coffee stout, and I’d be curious to see how this was fresh.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Two fingers of dense, creamy head is dark chestnut brown over an almost black, opaque beer. The head lasts a long time, eventually forming a blanket after leaving fine lacing. The beer leaves a viscous film on a Dogfish Head pint glass with each sip.

Nose fills with caramelized sugar, molasses, and deep roasted coffee. This develops to reveal pumpernickel bread and a background of bourbon and bittersweet chocolate.

The flavor profile follows the nose spectacularly well, with an emphasis on the bitter roasted malts followed by sweet milk chocolate. With warmth, one finds nuances of nuts and a subtle roasted finish of dried fruit.

This one has a full body akin to creamy milk with a tiny amount of carbonation with a hint of warming alcohol that sneaks up on you. Finishes dry with a sticky residue on the lips. Just fantastic.

Péché mortal would do well with food, on its own, or as an ingredient if you dare. I am enjoying it immensely as a sipper. It develops to be more mellow with time and warmth.

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

'10 vintage, consumed Jan. '12.

Poured an opaque black with a moderate tan head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, dark malts, some dark dried fruits. Big coffee/espresso taste, but decently balanced with sweet malts, caramel, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits, ash, and light indistinct spice. Pretty nice. Full-bodied and quite drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle has 2 notches. A 3 and a 5.

Poured from an 11.5oz bottle into a Deschutes tulip.

A: Pours an opaque black with 3 fingers of light tan frothy head. Good retention and some lacing.

S: Big roasted coffee notes. The dark fruits, bitter chocolate and warming alcohol work nicely with the coffee flavor. Very nice flavor.

T: Nice blend of coffe and dark fruit up front. Finishes dry with a lingering bitter coffee and chocolate flavor. Some warming alcohol notes as well.

M: Silky smooth with just enough carbonation. Nice bitter feel in the finish and slightly sticky. Very nice!

Overall this is top notch example of the style. Nicely balanced flavors and superb mouthfeel!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 4,088 ratings.