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Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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4.41/5
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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
Ranking:
#220
Reviews:
1,849
Ratings:
5,168
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
Wants:
654
Gots:
927
Trade:
71
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

Pours black with a decent amount of foamy tan head.

Smell is toasted malt, coffee, and slight alcohol.

Taste is very coffee forward, with toasted malt, vanilla, a slight bitterness, and much more coffee. No alcohol perceived whatsoever. Very tasty for sure, loving the coffee!

Mouthfeel is super creamy. Medium bodied with incredible smoothness. Excellent.

Overall, this is among the best coffee stouts I've had. The flavor is outstanding and it couldn't be smoother going down. If you see this, don't pass it up!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, almost perfect black, with a hint of garnet. Thick solid dark mocha head (~2 fingers) with fantastic retention and thick, thick lacing.

Initial and obvious aroma of red grape booziness, wheat/barley, cream, chocolate malt, and smooth coffee.

Interesting mix of flavors: powdery cocoa, smooth creamy coffee, and a not insignificant bit of dark fruit booziness. Mostly follows the nose, but in different proportions. Lots of wheat, and a pleasant finishing bitterness.

Not particularly thick - about medium to medium-full - but certainly full-flavored. It may not be a particularly chewy beer, but it's definitely a sipper, with significantly cloying residue.

This is an excellent, smooth, creamy, and tasty coffee stout. The coffee is smoother, if not exactly more subtle, than in beers like FBS. This could easily work as a breakfast or dessert stout, as the coffee works for the former, and the sweetness for the latter.

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

Picked up a single at Total Wine back in mid-August for $6.99. Bottled in June 2013.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head that is leaving a bit of lacing behind.

Nose is intense with espresso, mocha, roasted barley.

Taste is espresso forward, some vanilla and cocoa, roasted malts. Hopping and roastiness keep the sweetness at bay.

Mouthfeel is lighter than expected - medium bodied but very smooth.

Overall this is a world class brew, espresso is awesome, lots of flavor layers going on and a delightful feel to it. Worth every penny - treat yourself to this if you can find it.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,168 ratings
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