Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,104 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.

Added by Popsinc on 06-09-2003

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a midnight black with a beautiful two finger mocha head. It smells like freshly brewed espresso, bakers chocolate, and darkly roasted grains. There is also a very big freshly ground espresso bean note, like the smell when you open up your coffee grinder and that dusty, intense coffee aroma flows in to your nostrils. The taste follows the nose, with intense, oily black espresso at the front. There is a light amount of sweetness to make sure the bitter coffee doesn't overwhelm. The beer is nicely carbonated and body is not quite full... The mouth feel is perfect for the delivery of the flavors. The astringency is spot on. This is a world class beer; try as hard as you can to get a taste. It's by far the best imperial coffee stout I've tasted.

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Photo of MightBeADog
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of madelf66
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of riotontheroad
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

When craving a coffee stout, this is no doubt my go to.

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of pgrenvicz
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Beer4B
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of DiverJon
5/5  rDev +13.9%

In the Coffee Stout category this one fires on all cylinders. No weaknesses this is indeed world class and one of the best I've ever tasted.

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4.55/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of WesMantooth
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BA dark, dark beer with a fairly thin khaki colored head.

The aroma has the smell of smooth, black coffee, chocolate, and deep roasted malt.

The coffee smell in the aroma is the same in the taste, but more prominent. Almost expresso, like smoothness with more of a straight black flavor. Very nice. Not as in your face like a Founders Breakfast Stout. Also tastes like the filling of a chocolate cream pie that is more bitter as it lingers along with some ashyness. Has some faint tobacco and leather in there too.

It is very creamy smooth. A little surprising for the style. Drank almost like a cream stout. Body was very full. It was a lot like Ten Fidy for me in regard to temperature. I didn't care for it as much as it warmed to room temp.

I think the sweet spot is in the 50-60 range. Excellent, must try beer. $6 is what I paid for the single.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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1/5  rDev -77.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,104 ratings.
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