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:
#231
Reviews:
1,859
Ratings:
5,232
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylepod
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOBEERFB
4.21/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of micada
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Never heard of the brewery before, but wife was out with friends at a place with it on tap. She texted me the list, I looked up the brew, and was the ratings were very high. On pour from growler at roomish temp to a barrel glass, it had very brief carbonation and no head. Nothing! The nose was very nice, with a rich coffee aroma, and what seemed bourbon-esque, despite it evidently not being a barrel aged variety. First sips followed the nose, with a deep roasted coffee flavor, some vanilla and bourbon vibe on the back end. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Alcohol is on the "low" side of the imperial spectrum, at least compared to what I've been drinking lately, but it's just enough to keep it noble but drinkable beyond one and done. Overall it reminds me of Heavy Boots of Lead, but with more of a roasted coffee presence. On a side note, the place from which my wife got it (*izza *lant) was a LOT jerky about the price AFTER they poured it: gave her a sob story about half kegs and selling it by the glass, blah blah...for a $78 64 oz growler, I'm going to enjoy it one way or another. I might try to bottle 12 oz, but my last attempt at that left the beer a bit flat.

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Photo of nvbrew
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jallen5076
4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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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 Nass
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have had a few better coffee stouts & they were at a fraction of the price. Still recommended though. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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Photo of grapeshops
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.8/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

first above the LSTFO review.
On first impression:
Holy snot !!! Wow. If you love coffee and I mean bitter coffee as in putting milk and sugar in it is complete heresy, this is your Canadian imperial stout. AND at 9.5 ABV, a great desert brew which you want to get to room temp as you sip it, is the way to go.
summary without the LSTFO
This is one of those brews where I way handed it saying, i know U have had bourbon barrel coffee stouts and cigar city’s Marshall Z....and founder’s breakfast stout...
NOW..
Try this.
OK, I will.
And i’m glad I did.
It’s like an imperial bitter espresso stout. And NOT at 12 or 13% ABV, it does not need to be there.

And thats my review

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

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

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4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smell is dominated by roasted coffee and malt, with hints dark chocolate, tobacco and spice. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by slightly sweet roasted coffee and malt, with hints of dark, bitter chocolate, toffee and tobacco. There are also subtle notes of dark fruit and and spice: nutmeg, vanilla, along with a certain earthy character and a light smokiness. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. Quite complex and well-balanced. Even though the coffee flavour is huge, it's not overpowering and there are a lot more subtle nuances to this. In fact, I'm pretty sure that a lot of those subtle notes, especially the spice, tobacco and earthiness are actually from the coffee itself, rather than the malt/hop bill.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,232 ratings