Péché Mortel
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #180
Ranked #437
4.41 | pDev: 8.39%
Jun 19, 2022
Jun 09, 2003
Péché MortelPéché Mortel
Notes: 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.
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Blogjackets from Ohio

A magnificent stout with a bold in-your-face roasted coffee flavor. Poured from a twelve ounce bottle dated 2019.

Body poured bible black with initial head that receded to a thin ring around the edge during the tasting.

The nose is roasted coffee with chocolate flavor expressed from the malts. Very pleasing.

The body follows the nose but adds a significant bitterness. Chocolate malts and char arrive with the bitterness than all fade to a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is good though a bit thin for my expectations of a stout of high ABV. The powerful flavor more than compensates.

Coffee fans must track this beer down. You'll thank me later.

Jun 19, 2022
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4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours black. Aroma is best feature of this beer. Incredibly intense coffee aroma with equally intense dark chocolate & roasty, smokey char. Taste doesn't match aroma. Tastes like I'm drinking strong coffee. That's it. Mouthfeel is way too thin for me.

Jun 02, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Resistance88 from California

Drinking this fucker walking through Modern Day McArthur Park..if you know you know . It's like the 90s all over again here

Dieu De Ciel - Peche Mortel
Imperial Stout with Coffee.
No bottle date
Not a fan of their label rework at all but it's what's inside that counts right

Drinking it out the bottle so forgive my notes.
Nose is alll roasted coffee goodness, cacao nibs, semi sweet chocolate and dark malts. A bit on the sweeter side .
As with all well made stouts taste follows nose with that big robust coffee flavor , semivsweet chocolate, cacao, dark fruit and big dark malt flavor that adds some sweetness (coffee balances this well cuz its not overpowering sweetness at all, very mild) .

Look: don't know.

Feel: as expected from non ba coffee stout. Lingers on the palate for a while and gives your teeth that 'drinking coffee' dry feel.

Overall : enjoyable no bullshit Coffee Stout.
Thanks @micada"

May 29, 2022
4.5 by festizio from California on May 07, 2022
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4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Bottled on 1/27/2022. Poured into a stout glass at 59°. It pours nearly black with a half finger of creamy, toffee-colored head and lacing. It smells of freshly-brewed coffee, dark chocolate, leather, tobacco smoke, and nutty char. The coffee in the flavor is strong, burnt, and acidic. It combines with baker's chocolate, burnt nuts, and earthy char and is as dry and roasty as they come. There is just a hint of chocolate and caramel sweetness but this is a bitter brew. The flavors are big and bold and it finishes with a strong dose of hop bitterness. Delicious! The mouthfeel is creamy but not quite as viscous as I'd expected. It's moderately carbonated and isn't overly boozy for 9.5% ABV. Overall, this is the quintessential coffee stout. I'd recommend against drinking it before bed if you want to sleep. I don't know why Dieu du Ciel doesn't distribute to northern New Jersey but now that I can find it in South Jersey or eastern Penna. I'll be sure to stock up.

May 01, 2022
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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
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Pitch black pour with toffee colored lacing.

S - Intense chocolate roast aroma with some char and deep coffee aroma.

T - Coffee roast, char, deep chocolate malt roast all up front and ends with a lingering chocolate roast/coffee bitterness.

M - Full silky body with some slight thinness around the edges and very dry on the back of the tongue.

O - This is a Classic and fantastic Imperial Stout that never gets old. Highly recommended.

Apr 06, 2022
4.27 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
4.69 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Jan 23, 2022
4.29 by caffeinelogic from New York on Jan 16, 2022
4.4 by cozmo from New York on Jan 15, 2022
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2.96/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by naikwot

More chocolate than beer to me - nice bitterness - coffee comes through mid-back palate.

Jan 08, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

11.5 oz bottle notched 1 0 2 (my research shows this is a batch number and means nothing) poured into teku glass at fridge temp 9.5% ABV. The beer pours dense very dark brown with just a hint of light penetration around the edges. The head (or lack thereof) never fully develops and presents as the finest, razor thin ring around the glass. No lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength featuring coffee and a hint of booze. The taste is bittersweet coffee, chocolate and slight oxidation. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, there's not a lot of life left in this bottle. I wish this beer was still imported. I would try fresh given the opportunity. Scores are skewed up as this bottle was just purchased off a room temperature shelf this week and has clearly suffered.

Nov 18, 2021
4.25 by beermanben from Wisconsin on Oct 05, 2021
4.5 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Sep 01, 2021
4.58 by mmars010 from Virginia on Jul 22, 2021
4.55 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Jun 17, 2021
4.98 by 2dspot on May 22, 2021
4.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Apr 20, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

11.5 oz bottle, born on 9/18/19, poured into a snifter at 52 degrees F:
L - black with a hazelnut head that lingered
S - coffee, chocolate, roasted malt
T - very dry, malt flavor with coffee and a bit of chocolate on the finish
F - thick mouthfeel, very dry, little carbonation
O - Fabulous beer, very dry with strong bold flavors of coffee and roasted malt

Apr 01, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by backblast from Alaska

Taste of dark roasted coffee is up front along with roasted malts that have a burnt-toasted character and a nice bitterness that lingers, but not too long. Nice imperial stout.

Mar 21, 2021
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3.89/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

341 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 9.5%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast malts and dark chocolate. Rich flavour, but not too sweet, notes of roast malts and strong coffee, also plenty of bittering hops. Hints of dark bitter chocolate and unsweetened liquorice. Good beer, but not as outstanding as expected.

Mar 18, 2021
4.6 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Mar 18, 2021
4.43 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Mar 15, 2021
4.5 by Justincredble from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2021
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4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

WOW. This beer is really something special.
Looks like any other deep black imperial stout does. Beautiful black in colour with small brown head, leaves some lacing.
Smells like roasted malt with some subtle dark roast coffee. Very inviting.
The taste of this beer is amazing. Nice roasted malt, caramel malt, coffee, and some vanilla maybe in the back. Some chocolate notes and brown sugar are present as well and it's all very well balanced. I didn't notice any of the fruit notes other people have reported. I drank the bottle in like 2 minutes without even noticing so this is definitely a dangerous drinker.
The mouthfeel was quite pleasant and full bodied. Doesn't coat the mouth but has that medium-full body with light-medium carbonation.
Overall at $14 for 4 bottles this beer is insane. This is the best overall Canadian beer I've ever found and I love Dieu du Ciel. Such a great beer and huge recommend for anyone with access to it.

Feb 23, 2021
4.23 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 10, 2021
4.43 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Dec 20, 2020
4.74 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon on Dec 17, 2020
Photo of IKR
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by IKR from California

Appearance: Very dark brown bordering on black with a generous-sized foamy dark beige head that slowly faded. A very good looking Imperial Stout.

Smell: Roasted malts, moderate coffee and some very mild brown sugar notes. The coffee and the roasted malts are the star here.

Taste: The taste profile features prominent coffee and roasted malt notes, and some very faint brown sugar notes. The finish is fairly dry featuring the roast malts and coffee notes lingering to the end. The beer has a mild alcohol presence.

Mouth-feel: Medium bodied with a generous level of carbonation. Not the thickest stout but it still has a good mouthfeel.

Overall: A good coffee stout. The flavor profile is that of a prototypical stout with a real roasted malt backbone plus a nice coffee presence. A good pastry stout is tasty but sometimes it's good to go back to the basics.

Dec 08, 2020
4.24 by Kentster from Canada (AB) on Nov 18, 2020
3.43 by stephenlee93 from England on Nov 13, 2020
3.3 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 11, 2020
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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by andy_legrunge from Colorado

Purchased based on a rave review from Foss Co. in Golden, an accolade to take very seriously. Still, at $5/12 oz I wasn't expecting something quite this ... exceptional. By appearance it's an average imperial stout, jet black with a thin tan head, but oh wow. The reviewer who called it "something like hard cold brew" pretty much nailed it. Delicately chocolaty and dark fruity, with a seamlessly integrated bitterness upon a clean but comforting body. An elegant palette of bold and beautiful flavors that never overstay their welcome. (By the way, hard cold brew does exist, and it's disgusting.)

Oct 13, 2020
4.3 by Archfiend from Illinois on Sep 28, 2020
4.54 by aklavall from Canada (AB) on Sep 13, 2020
4.25 by Pchop18 from Kentucky on Jul 27, 2020
4.74 by le00metalero from Canada (QC) on Jul 24, 2020
4.63 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Jul 22, 2020
4.62 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Jul 17, 2020
4.17 by Argail from Louisiana on Jul 14, 2020
Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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