Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
97
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5,093 Ratings
Péché MortelPéché Mortel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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.

Added by Popsinc on 06-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,093
Reviews:
1,830
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
648
Gots:
911
For Trade:
72
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cshafer7
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cajzr8
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robertm2152
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruthd637
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Playing Void & Meddler. Nice coffee profile,notorious yet not excessive.Lighter body than other coffee stouts,less creamy,quicker drinkable. Some herbal hops at end

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Photo of koerns311
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a jet black body with around 1.5" of soapy, beige head. The aroma is very prominent, calling to mind coffee, green pepper, and cocoa powder. The flavour starts out with a bold coffee bitterness, branching out into some sweeter chocolate, with toffee, caramel, and a finish that really brings out a flavour of espresso. The feel is silky smooth, with gorgeous texture going down. The hype is real, stout fans.

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Photo of Giggy
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel, 9.5% ABV. Pours thin and black with no head. Nose is coffee and roast malt, taste follows, with hardly any bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.I like the strong coffee taste without strong bitterness.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Traditional optics, perhaps could have presented a larger cap. Aroma is nice, there is a foundation of classic dark malt with the coffee added ontop, but it isn't brusque or grabbing, rather a smooth roasted South American style smell. Taste is maybe a tad more curt, but along the same lines, though the boldness & bitterness of the end was a little much. There is a whisper of that green pepper / vegetal taste you get from some coffee beers but nothing egregious. There are notes of espresso & warm nut to support the coffee & roasted (near burnt) malt. A little rough around the edges but a good coffee beer nonetheless.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheOakKing
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narkee
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

pours out a dark brown color that is blackish in the glass, thick and dense 2 finger head, great retention and lacing... no good reason to knock this one on points for appearance in my book! big aroma on this one, roasty earthy coffee, bakers chocolate, almost burnt malts, leather, tobacco, hint of ashy, some caramel, milk chocolate, and dark fruits coming as it warms.

palate follows very closely - intensely roasty, but all of the bold notes come together cohesively, creating a really complex and enjoyable brew. up front is an earthy and slightly bitter dark chocolate, into espresso and roasty coffee notes, slight bitterness is balanced by sweeter chocolate and caramel - as well as some fluffy vanilla/marshmallow type thing. mouthfeel is medium-full and has excellent texture .. almost sludgy!!

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4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with very little to no head. Light lacing throughout. Very enjoyable roasted and slightly bitter coffee notes. Not too heavy which made it more enjoyable then other Imperials.

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,093 ratings.
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