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Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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:
#221
Reviews:
1,845
Ratings:
5,148
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
Wants:
656
Gots:
926
Trade:
70
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of JBreits83
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep black with khaki head. Excellent head retentention and lacing.
S: Espresso dominates. Smoked fudge and cream.
T: Espresso, dark roasted malts. Char. Smoke. Biscuit. A roast-forward stout without sweetness.
M: Creamy, silky, above-average viscosity.
O: This is my first time trying this beer, and it was already 7 months old when I purchased it. It tasted great and ages gracefully, but I would like to find a fresher example.

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Photo of Hophazzard
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metacog42
4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeanJacketLover
3.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RealDeal
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drawbackwards
4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eddiehop
4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting for this for a while and was pleasantly surprised. Normally these highly rated beers let down, not because they are not.good but.are not.as great as expected.

This truely lives up to the legend.

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3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark as death with a tan head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate, as is is the taste, though there's a good deal of roastiness as well. Feel is medium. A bit thin for an imperial stout. Definitely a very good beer but based on reputation I expected more.

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4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tcsox
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bogdawg
4.71/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wanderingpints
4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caboguy
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All that its cranked up to be - nice coffee taste , but not as strong as Founders Breakfast stout. Some hints of fruit and chocolate. Hides the 9.5% very well. Dark, smooth tasting, nice lacing of the glass. Had it on tap in Montreal. Served in a tulip glass, poured with nitro. An excellent Imperial Stout. Not sure that it 'opens up' as nicely as it should when it sits. I may need to try some more. Very drinkable!

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Photo of Rristow
4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with khaki head. Aroma is coffee, cayenne pepper, chocolate. Taste is moderately bitter with minimal sweet backbone. Flavors of coffee, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, toffee. Overall a very well done imperial stout.

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4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raspy22
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,148 ratings
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