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

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4,086 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,086
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 556
Gots: 627 | FT: 60
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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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

P: 12 fl. oz. bottle in to a fluted glass

A: SRM is black/dark brown. Head is tan, 1 in, dissipates to top of beer. Medium/light carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: HUGE deep roasted coffee notes and malt with chocolate and slight carmel untertones.

T: COFFEE. Absolutely huge coffee notes. Slightly bittered chocolate and deep roast malt, light nuances of carmel. Alcohol is noticable, but does not detract from the beer. Aftertaste is coffee.

M: Viscous and thick. Full/heavy body. Coffee, roast malt, and chocolate notes blend with medium carbonation to create a mf that is heavy yet pleasing.

O: Phenominal beer. One of the biggest and best coffee beers I have ever had. The use of ingredients definitely showcased the coffee, but everything else was very well incorporated, making a fantastic end product.

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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A= dark chestnut, nice creamy tan head with great retention and lacing in circular layers.

S= nutty (maybe like walnut?), dark roasted malts, dry chocolate and strong coffee, nice hops florals notes but not west-coast style. Vague hints of brandy at times. Not an overpowering strong nose but very very nice. Maybe vague hints of dark fruits.

T= dry dark chocolate and coffee, roasted dark malts, hints of nutty-ness, a touch of caramel.

M= dry, then slightly creamy after it settles for a while. A slight touch of astringency.

O= a top-shelf beer in its class or any class.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz bottle (code 0-5) poured into a snifter. Pours a jet black w/ a rich dense mocha head.

Aroma is bitter dark chocolate, strong coffee, and liquor-laced truffles. Sweet dark roasted malt holds everything together.

Taste is smooth, decadent dark chocolate, bitter espresso, and swirling hints of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is dry and smooth, luxurious.

Overall this is a great imperial stout. Just tasty, complex, delicious, and very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Pitch black on the pour. A finger and a half of head settles into nothing very shortly. Lacing is spotty and minimal.

S: Intensely aromatic espresso and coffee roast. Bittersweet dark chocolate. Carob. Slightly nutty. Hints of plum darkfruit.

T: As in the nose, espresso and coffee flavors hit hard and fast. Deep roasty and nutty coffee flavors build until they reach their apex toward the finish. Roasted malts lend bittersweet dark chocolate tastes that compliment the coffee beautifully. Bitterness and acidity stay fairly modest. Plum darkfruit remains hidden. Kiss of smoke. Long finish of espresso and dark chocolate.

M: Thick and chewy in texture, large in body but not overly so. It has that creamy whipped texture that one would expect from a latte. Very little in the way of carbonation.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer from top to bottom, and one of the absolute best coffee beers bar none. Not the most complex of its ilk, but it provides a purely hedonistic drinking experience that's tough to match. This has long been a personal favorite of mine.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 4,086 ratings.