Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,119 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.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color with a finger width light brown foamy head. Huge coffee aromas, I love it. Roasted malts and some cocoa as well. Big coffe flavors on every sip. Dark chocolate comes through as well. Awesome flavors all around. Some alcohol heat comes through too. Full bodied but a bit thin on the back end of the to gut. Sticky on the finish as well. A great coffee brew!!

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured dark and black as midnight, A thick tan brown head on top.

Smell - The coffee is definitely present, and mixed with the malts the aroma is almost that of chocolate ice cream with a coffee tinge to it

Taste - Thick robust malts make way to a nice chocolate presence that quickly transforms into a rich strong coffee flavor

Mouthfeel - Solid thickness here that moves down very smooth

Overall - This is a great stout with very prominent flavors on a great malt backbone and really nice mouthfeel. The best beer I've had out of Canada to date

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3/5  rDev -31.8%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle shared with a friend in exchange for half of his Heady. Great night.

Appearance: Pours out real smooth, pitch black, with a mocha head that stuck around for a while. Not too much lacing.

Smell: Hershey's chocolate syrup. Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Very sweet and sticky. Hard sniff gives way to a tiny bit of alcohol on the back end. I couldn't stop smelling this beer.

Taste: The best coffee stout I've had to date. From front to back: roasted malt, fresh roasted coffee beans, chocolate syrup, bitter hops, clean finish. Wow. I could easily drink this for breakfast and be satisfied. No alcohol, impressive for 9.5%.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, silky, chewy. Feels almost like chocolate milk on the tongue. Bittering hops on the back end keep everything smooth and not cloying.

Overall: Great stout, found the last bottle in my local shop, lucky to have picked it up. This one will knock your socks off.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

11.5oz bottle into a snifter. notches between 4 and 5 on both # scales, but they only go up to 9 so im not sure what this means.

Pours a dark brown/black with a half inch beige head that lingers for a long while. One of the most impressive lacings ive ever seen on a stout, too. Smell is big on coffee and chocolate and charred malts. The taste is extremely smooth and hits you with a big chocolate flavor right off, followed by a good espresso kick and a nice bit of burned malt flavor. You get a lingering char feel in your mouth with this one too, it stays with you. Body is so creamy, the complete opposite of syrupy and is very impressive from a big stout. Hard to even call this full bodied, its more medium bodied which is very surprising for a stout like this. Not necessarily a sipper but why wouldnt you?

Overall not quite FBS tier but its close. A very impressive coffee infused imp stout and one that is super easy to drink. However, the price point is a bit high. Still, if this was available regularly around me i'd more than happily consume it regularly.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.4 out of 5 based on 5,119 ratings.
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