Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,101 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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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I was excited to try such a lauded beer during my time in Montreal. This is a stout with many of my favorite qualities of an IPA. It was quite bitter, but had a lot of flavor to back up the bitterness. And that flavor was complex, with prominent coffee as well as a smoky taste. This is an excellent beer, and brewery, that you should seek out if you have the chance.

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Review from notes: Tasted blind vs. beer geek brunch weasel.

Appeared a dark brown nearly black color with a brown two finger head.

Smelled of coffee, expresso and dark chocolate.

Taste was coffee dominant, though had a slightly unpleasant butterscotch tang to it.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and nice.

Overall a solid beer but I prefer FBS/FIS/BGBW

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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

11.5oz bottle with my Stone IRS snifter glass
Notes from 06/26/2014

A: Dark, thick, and ominous looking. Some dark coffee brown at the pour but all black coffee in the glass. Nice compacted finger width of mocha head forms over for more than a few minutes here. Light dotting and streaks of lace left clinging to the glass.

S: Smells intensely rich with some dark chocolate and spent coffee grains. Has a touch of sour tobacco there and a light soy Umami thing going on but I like it. Loads of dark roast grains in this one with some dark plum like fruity esters and a hint of smoky char on the trailer.

T: Tastes like chocolate silk cake with espresso. The beer brings tons of roasty dark grain character with some pronounced black strap molasses and dark fruits. Has a good amount of dark caramel sweetness without becoming a dessert beer. I get some light ABV heat coming through in the finish and a whisper of smoke to it. Mix in a touch of earty hop bitterness to cut down some of that richness. A really great combination of all the elements and not just a coffee overload. Big brew for such a tiny little bottle.

M: Thick and full bodied with a great silky smoothness. Carb is fine for the style and lends a nice frothiness to the feel. Finishes with a fair amount of alcohol warming and a sleek feel that really coats the palate.

D: A sipper brew for sure with its thicky thickness and intense dark roast rich with mocha flavors. The coffee does seem a bit stale at times but it is a nuanced addition to the beer and not center stage which is appreciated. Not really sure why I don’t pick this one up more often. Well worth seeking out. Would love to try the BA version.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,101 ratings.
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