Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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97
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5,119 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:
5,119
Reviews:
1,838
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
651
Gots:
919
For Trade:
71
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After having this a while back on tap, I've been waiting to try the bottled version, so here we go...

A: Pours an inky, opaque black into a snifter... looks kind of like I'm holding an 8-ball its so darn black; the thin, mocha head that's there on the pour maintains a thin haze of retention throughout consumption; nice rings of lace get left on the glass after each sip.

S: Well... coffee; dark chocolate; some charry notes; crushed coffee beans; maybe a touch of toffee, as well; aroma itself is almost intoxicating.

T: Initial dark chocolate sweetness is followed by burnt malt and some molasses; some acrid bitterness and oatmeal characteristics on the finish. Of course, coffee and espresso notes are there throughout each sip.

M: Medium bodied (lighter than expected) and a bit sticky on the palate; moderate carbonation for the style (a bit more than I'd prefer, personally).

D: Delicious; very drinkable; alcohol is virtually undetectable; awesome beer. This is one of my favorite coffee stouts, no question... this completely blows away the draft I had a few months ago.

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Peche Mortel pours a very dark color, being virtually black with a tan colored head from a brown 11.5 ounce bottle. It smells intensely like coffee. The flavor is coffee, so much so that I want to look at it to make sure it's beer and not coffee. If you like coffee and you like beer, this is the beer for you.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.4 out of 5 based on 5,119 ratings.
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