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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4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Vault Brewing snifter.

Pours a dark brown body with a thin tan head of half a finger thickness which dissipates quickly with minimal lacing.

Smells of roasted whole coffee beans, burnt toast, vanilla, cacao, and toffee.

Taste is heavy on coffee and roasted malts. Surprisingly bitter, both from hops and coffee. Not as much on the chocolate or vanilla taste as the smell might suggest.

Feel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated, dry finish. I prefer my imperial stouts thicker, coating the tongue more than this.

Overall a nice coffee stout which I enjoyed but not a top-ten for the category by any means, and I'm surprised by the level of hype this receives.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into snifter.

A: 4.25 Pours rich thick black with less than 1 finger of khaki colored head that reduces slowly and leaves some lacing.
S: 4.0 Strong coffee, up front and lingering. Very slight hint of vanilla.
T: 4.25 I mainly get coffee out if this, not much else. Certainly gets less harsh as it warms up, but I didn't get much outside of coffee and roastiness out of this.
M: 3.75 Carbed well, surprisingly a little thin for how it poured.
O: 4.0 If you like beer in your coffee, this is for you.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.5 fl oz bottle poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter glass

A- Pours a big mocha brown frothy head, 3 fingers worth. Head dissipates slowly, very sticky lacing. The color is pitch black, absolutely no light coming through this one.
S- The aroma is amazing, one of the biggest coffee aromas i have ever smelled in a beer. Big roasty notes, roasted coffee beans, malt, roasted dark cocoa.
T- Big big coffee taste, love it, like drinking straight up cold coffee, big roasted notes, bitter cocoa, slight chocolate taste but very minimal, roasted coffee takes over this one.
M- Big mouthfeel, this one coats your palate with nice coffee notes, very sticky, taste lingers for a while, well carbonated.
O- I've only had this one time before back when i first got into beer, and i was too much of a rookie back then to really appreciate this one. I love this beer, and wish it was more available in the States. If your a coffee lover this is the beer for you. The alcohol in this one being at 9.5% is no where to be seen. Highly recommend this.

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.67/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: black as ink with foamy brown head.

Smell: dark roasted coffee, almost burnt. Also a slight cannula cream smell.

Taste: SO much coffee. Not much else besides that though.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, very smooth, slightly oily finish.

Overall: Asolutely amazing coffee stout. One dimensional, but when the brewery perfects that one dimension, there isn't a need to be complex

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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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