Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,090 Ratings
Péché MortelPéché Mortel

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had the opportunity to have this on tap at the brewery itself, which was quite a treat.

Small pour of midnight black...small dark brown head....fairly tight. Smells nice...a lot of espresso there and some chocolate notes. Tasty and straight forward.

One thing that strikes me is how smooth and creamy the mouthfeel is. Really feels like a dessert beer here on the tongue. Taste wise, it definitely has the coffee in bunches there and the typical dark chocolate notes...but what I'm struck by is how pleasantly sweet the beer is. There aren't any real bitter notes to speak of here....it isn't really roasted....it's just smooth, creamy, and rather sweet. So tasty, this is what I wish coffee stouts were ALWAYS like!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 30, 2013.

It pours deep black with a small but lingering beige head that eventually fizzles down. Opaque.

Everything about the aroma screams subtle. There are dark roasted malts and coffee but nothing that is in my face.

Medium body and reasonably smooth.

The taste is like the aroma with a dark malty character, mild sweetness, and more earthy bitterness at the end. You wouldn't know this to be a 9.3% ABV beer because the alcohol is non-existent. Yet while is has some good Impy Stout characters it is definitely not in your face.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,090 ratings.
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