Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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97
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5,104 Ratings
Péché MortelPéché Mortel
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
Ratings:
5,104
Reviews:
1,833
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
653
Gots:
918
For Trade:
71
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle with twist off cap. I'm thinking this may be a bottle of the 2011 vintage. Notches on numbers 3 and 2. Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter after letting it warm up a bit. I’m really looking forward to trying this as it’s a long time want.

Appearance: Poured down the middle the produced a finger of dark, tight khaki head. Little webs of lacing stuck to the sides for a while and a nice thick cap stuck around. Thanks bottle conditioning! Body is inky black.

Smell: Right away you get a dry, spicy roasted coffee scent. Nutty and sweet; brings to mind hazelnuts, caramel, milk chocolate and cream. What an awesome nose, like some kind of coffee dusted chocolate.

Taste: First, more of that spicy roasted coffee. Like smelling some freshly used grounds. The coffee is surprisingly rich and deep despite this beer being several years old. Also, lots of cream and milk chocolate with some sweet stone fruit. Finishes with a cinnamon like coffee note. Reminds me quite a bit of Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Weasel.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel with low carbonation. Basically smooth and creamy. Slightly drying with a bit of heat.

Overall: An amazing coffee stout. I had my suspicions since this had a twist off cap and was aged but the coffee is strong, smooth and rich in both the nose and taste. Rounded off with an awesome mouthfeel and good head retention for a beer of this style. Highly recommended for fans of coffee stouts. Would love to try this fresh or once it’s been aged in a barrel.

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