Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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97
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5,101 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:
5,101
Reviews:
1,831
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
653
Gots:
916
For Trade:
71
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psmith161
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with a creamy tan slim finger’s worth of a head. Lacing was speckled and clung initially but slid later. The smell had a nice sweet to bitter espresso flavor up front initially. As it warms, light tobacco, dark chocolate, slight vanilla and an ever so slight licorice meld for a wonderful flavor. The taste was most a bitter to roasty coffee to milk chocolate. Delicate on the aftertaste, there’s some sweet to bitter coffee notes. Dry and roasty to semi-sweet on the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a delicate sipping quality about it. Roasty feels roll about on my tongue creating a slight dryness on my tongue. Overall, to me, this was an absolutely wonderful Double/Imperial Stout that I would love to have again.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FyreStorm
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JSG18
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robertm2152
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruthd637
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Playing Void & Meddler. Nice coffee profile,notorious yet not excessive.Lighter body than other coffee stouts,less creamy,quicker drinkable. Some herbal hops at end

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Photo of koerns311
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coorsy
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a jet black body with around 1.5" of soapy, beige head. The aroma is very prominent, calling to mind coffee, green pepper, and cocoa powder. The flavour starts out with a bold coffee bitterness, branching out into some sweeter chocolate, with toffee, caramel, and a finish that really brings out a flavour of espresso. The feel is silky smooth, with gorgeous texture going down. The hype is real, stout fans.

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Photo of Giggy
4.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blinkyoureyes
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel, 9.5% ABV. Pours thin and black with no head. Nose is coffee and roast malt, taste follows, with hardly any bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.I like the strong coffee taste without strong bitterness.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,101 ratings.
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