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

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4,019 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,019
Reviews: 1,642
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 532
Gots: 603 | FT: 57
Brewed by:
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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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A Canadian beer from Montreal, poured a jet black colour with a coffee crema head.
The Initial taste was an intense espresso hit that tapered off into a dark chocolate flavour with hints of orange and tiramisu laced throughout.
The ending was like a smooth long black poured just right. At 9.5% this imperial coffee stout is an incredible drop!
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: [3.75] Pours a 1/2 finger of tan head on a black body. The head dissipates quickly laving only a thin tan film. The bottle lists the ABV (9.5%) and there is a date code of some kind (It is 9.5% I am not sure if matters).

S: [3.50] Very coffee forward. It smells like sweet coffee.

T: [4.00] The taste follows the nose. Very prominent coffee tones from front to back. There is a slight bitterness to the coffee flavor. No taste of the alcohol at all.

M: [4.5] The mouthfeel is velvety on the tongue. Nice carbonation level and nice slick mouthfeel.

O: [4] Where some IPAs might be a "hop bomb" this is a "coffee bomb". I like coffee stouts - but this was almost too one dimensional. I wish there were some hints of chocolate or roasted malts. The mouthfeel is very good - but the nose and taste lacked depth beyond the coffee. I thought I would be burned out by the coffee, at the end, but it actually tasted better as I reached the end. I think this nudge it up a fraction.

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Poured from a 341 ml bottle, 18 november 2014 at around 8 degree celsius.

I don't get all the good ratings for this beer. Maybe i fell on a bad one?
It surely smells like coffée and dark cocoa but, nothing more.

it taste the same as an average stout should taste, (cocoa, coffee) but is waaaayyy too much bitter. Where is the sweetness everyone talks about? bitter, bitter and bitter. I feel like eating a spoonful of cheap cocoa powder added with some poorly chosen hops. No fruit here.

The feeling is very thin in mouth, a little carbonation , no density here. The texture barely gets at the end of the tongue that it is dissipated, leaving nothing but a bitterly taste and the warmth of alcohol drying my tongue out.

I feel like i must buy this beer another time from another place, because I really don't understand all the overly positive critics about this beer. And I really enjoy the other types of beer from this brewery.

I'm sorry to leave such a nasty critic, but inconsistency is a bad thing for any company out there.

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Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
98 out of 100 based on 4,019 ratings.