Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
97
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5,127 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:
5,127
Reviews:
1,842
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
652
Gots:
918
For Trade:
71
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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance:
The beer pours a coffee brown creamy head that quickly dissipates. The head is not very large but rises enough to be about one finger. The beer itself is a nice dark chocolate black-brown with some nice sheen on the surface and a slick appearance.

Smell:
The beer smell has a a tiny hint of alcohol but it is quickly overtaken by the other smells. The other smells consistent primarily of coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. The primary notes mix well with each other and the alcohol complements the smells well. Some other smells as hints of hazelnut and a bit of a tarty dark fruit also make an appearance.

Taste:
The beer taste is dominated by strong coffee notes with hints of dark chocolate in the midtaste. Additionally, the beer has a slight mineral taste as well but works for the beer. The coffee taste dominates the palate and leaves a nice aftertaste. Slight hints of dark fruit and hazelnut that are barely noticeable. The alcohol also makes an appearance towards the end of the drink and lingers a little bit in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
The beer is full bodied with very little carbonation. The feel is very smooth and slick such that it almost feels creamy or as if I'm drinking a thick milk hot chocolate.

Overall:
An impeccable beer and absolutely wonderful for when it's cold or looking for something to relax you. I only wish this was at least a seasonal beer instead of a rotating one.

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2013 vintage, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black with a small fizzy dark tan head that reduces quickly leaving nothing behind, it looks like a glass of coffee

S- huge roasted black coffee aroma up front, reminiscent of fresh espresso. Some underlying aromas of hazelnut, dark chocolate bar, charcoal/smoke, toffee, dark cherry juice, leather and cocoa. Nothing stands out, it just meshes nearly perfectly together

T- big explosion of espresso beans on the palate with some earthy/herbal flavors, there is an amazing pure chocolate sweetness that kicks in mid-palate, literally tastes like melted dark chocolate. This transitions into some dark fruity notes with some smoky charred wood, a long linger of bitter chocolate and Sumatra coffee

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly foamy mouthfeel with a smooth warming finish, ABV is hidden quite well considering its potency

O- one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had, the coffee and chocolate lingers on the palate long after the finish. The meshing of coffee and chocolate is up there with FBS and I find myself continually sniffing the glass. This is an amazing beer.

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Had the opportunity to have this on tap at the brewery itself, which was quite a treat.

Small pour of midnight black...small dark brown head....fairly tight. Smells nice...a lot of espresso there and some chocolate notes. Tasty and straight forward.

One thing that strikes me is how smooth and creamy the mouthfeel is. Really feels like a dessert beer here on the tongue. Taste wise, it definitely has the coffee in bunches there and the typical dark chocolate notes...but what I'm struck by is how pleasantly sweet the beer is. There aren't any real bitter notes to speak of here....it isn't really roasted....it's just smooth, creamy, and rather sweet. So tasty, this is what I wish coffee stouts were ALWAYS like!

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.4 out of 5 based on 5,127 ratings.
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