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.

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

Bottled November 2012, so this one had some time to age. Tried one with only 2 months age and there was quite a difference between the two. The alcohol had really smoothed out on this one and I wasn't left with the afterburn that came with the fresher one. Great coffee and chocolate flavours, lots of malty complexity. Gets better as it heats up a bit.

Admittedly, I still prefer Aphrodisiaque to Péché Mortel, though I was very happy to have given this a good aging to perfect it. This beer has a lot of complex flavours that were drowned out by the alcohol last time. Wish I would have aged a few more.

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Eye: I couldn't ask for anything better, it all aspects. It pours a thick black color with a two and a half finger head that has serious staying power. Head is tan-light brown, muddy brown, or dark tea stained- however you want to picture it. It is extremely creamy in texture. Honestly, stouts just don't get much better looking than this. Lacing is great.

Nose: Very nice balanced coffee and beer aroma, the roast from the grain mixes in very nicely with the coffee. Chocolate aromas as well. Coffee isn't very foreground in the aroma, but its there supporting the stoutish character of this beer. Small hints of smoked grain aroma. As it warms I start to get hazelnut aromas.

Tongue: This is a big stout. Mouthfeel is full and it feels excellent on the palate. Roasted grain bitterness is evident and I'll honestly say that coffee here isn't too prevalent. Its much more of a Russian Imperial with hints of coffee. Alcohol is evident and adds some warmth and complexity. This is an awesome imperial stout, but the coffee just doesn't punch its way through as much as I would have thought. This is a very well done beer, layers of flavor but not easily distinguishable, it all melds together and works well together to create a large depth of flavor.

Drinkability: This is one I'd definitely buy again. However; if I'm looking for a big coffee taste this one is a bit more hidden, melded in with the flavors of the beer itself. Definitely a complex beer and one you should check out.

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

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel - Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe), poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick almost oil viscosity black with a smaller soapy mocha head that dissipates quickly and leave abundant lacing chunks and rings.

Smell - Rich velvety coffee and sweet chocolate. Roasted malts/barley underneath. Some bitter hops at the end.

Taste - Creamy chocolate with a little carbonated bite and then roasted coffee. Ends with a slight warm in the throat and hop bitter.

Mouthfeel - Rests slightly sticky and more towards a medium body than heavy. Booziness is just right warm throat and stomach.

Overall - Another great brew from one hell of a brewery. Though the cost is a bit steep here in the states, this is worth snagging once in a while for sure.

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