Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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97
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5,120 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:
5,120
Reviews:
1,839
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
651
Gots:
920
For Trade:
71
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap a few times at Avenue Pub, NOLA.

A-Nice midnight black pour with a mud colored head that quickly dissipates into a little lacing on the circumference.

S-Holy coffee. Holy dark chocolate. Holy smoked malts.

T-A dominating coffee profile that is mixed well in with the chocolate. Probably one of the more coffee forward beers I've ever had. Slight hints of tobacco. You get a bit of a lactose taste reminiscent of espresso with a splash of milk and sugar.

M-Extremely light in carbonation. Very easy to drink and forget about the ABV. Doesn't leave your stomach feeling too thick.

O-Very very good.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a coffee brown creamy head that quickly dissipates. The head is not very large but rises enough to be about one finger. The beer itself is a nice dark chocolate black-brown with some nice sheen on the surface and a slick appearance.

Smell:
The beer smell has a a tiny hint of alcohol but it is quickly overtaken by the other smells. The other smells consistent primarily of coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. The primary notes mix well with each other and the alcohol complements the smells well. Some other smells as hints of hazelnut and a bit of a tarty dark fruit also make an appearance.

Taste:
The beer taste is dominated by strong coffee notes with hints of dark chocolate in the midtaste. Additionally, the beer has a slight mineral taste as well but works for the beer. The coffee taste dominates the palate and leaves a nice aftertaste. Slight hints of dark fruit and hazelnut that are barely noticeable. The alcohol also makes an appearance towards the end of the drink and lingers a little bit in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
The beer is full bodied with very little carbonation. The feel is very smooth and slick such that it almost feels creamy or as if I'm drinking a thick milk hot chocolate.

Overall:
An impeccable beer and absolutely wonderful for when it's cold or looking for something to relax you. I only wish this was at least a seasonal beer instead of a rotating one.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.4 out of 5 based on 5,120 ratings.
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