Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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
Ranking:
#235
Reviews:
1,860
Ratings:
5,240
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
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4.03/5  rDev -8.6%
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4.17/5  rDev -5.4%
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aromas and flavours of coffee and bitter chocolate. Slight hoppy note in the background. Medium bodied. Coffee aftertaste. Great stout but I prefer them with no adjuncts.

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
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4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
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4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
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Never heard of the brewery before, but wife was out with friends at a place with it on tap. She texted me the list, I looked up the brew, and was the ratings were very high. On pour from growler at roomish temp to a barrel glass, it had very brief carbonation and no head. Nothing! The nose was very nice, with a rich coffee aroma, and what seemed bourbon-esque, despite it evidently not being a barrel aged variety. First sips followed the nose, with a deep roasted coffee flavor, some vanilla and bourbon vibe on the back end. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Alcohol is on the "low" side of the imperial spectrum, at least compared to what I've been drinking lately, but it's just enough to keep it noble but drinkable beyond one and done. Overall it reminds me of Heavy Boots of Lead, but with more of a roasted coffee presence. On a side note, the place from which my wife got it (*izza *lant) was a LOT jerky about the price AFTER they poured it: gave her a sob story about half kegs and selling it by the glass, blah blah...for a $78 64 oz growler, I'm going to enjoy it one way or another. I might try to bottle 12 oz, but my last attempt at that left the beer a bit flat.

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
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5/5  rDev +13.4%
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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,240 ratings