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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:
#220
Reviews:
1,849
Ratings:
5,166
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
Wants:
653
Gots:
926
Trade:
71
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4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Burghman
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of c_tails
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer but nothing too special . Some coffee flavoring with alcohol bite but nowhere close as good as the many stouts that exist in today 's world. Not top 250 worthy.

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Photo of coryhk
4.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Academymike
4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque dark brown with a tan, creamy long-lasting head.
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, brown sugar and anise.
Taste is huge coffee and roasty notes with chocolate and dark fruit undertones.
Mouthfeel is thick, smooth and creamy.
Excellent.

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Photo of Holderness
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark body but not super dark. Nice head retention and lacing. Aromas of bakers chocolate, french roast coffee, dark roasty malts, smoke, and mild dark fruits. Flavors largely follow in suit, with a definite aggressive coffee character. It's a little stale, but nothing too offensive, especially given the year of age on this one. Velvety, slick mouthfeel with medium- carb. Long finish. Bit pricey @ $6/12 oz bottle

85/100

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddieeight
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks dark brown with a deep dark red hue glow
Smells like coffee straight up and so good it makes me excited to drink it
Tastes roasted espresso and coffee grounds, like a good deep rich strong brew.
Mouthfeel is heavy but lightened by a good amount of tiny bubblies.
Overall I've never had a better coffee flavored beer. The taste lingers in the mouth. Theres not much room for Improvement. I could drink this for breakfast.

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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep black with khaki head. Excellent head retentention and lacing.
S: Espresso dominates. Smoked fudge and cream.
T: Espresso, dark roasted malts. Char. Smoke. Biscuit. A roast-forward stout without sweetness.
M: Creamy, silky, above-average viscosity.
O: This is my first time trying this beer, and it was already 7 months old when I purchased it. It tasted great and ages gracefully, but I would like to find a fresher example.

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4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,166 ratings
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