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Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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
Ranking:
#221
Reviews:
1,848
Ratings:
5,157
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
Wants:
655
Gots:
927
Trade:
70
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A: Very, very dark brown. Small amber head that quickly retreats to a fine rim. Mildly viscous and leaves a slight amber layer on the side of the glass. Not much when it comes to lacing.

S: Not very fragrant. Bitter coffee, earthy, dusty. Aroma increases as it opens.

T: Dark malts, coffee, slight bitter, hops. Very strong taste. Not much of a lingering palette.

M: Bold-bodied beer. High Carbonation. Smooth.

O: A great stout that has an excellent balance of coffee and traditional ingredients. The booze was hide very well.

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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 341ml bottle to a pint glass.

A: hahaha - yep espresso! Exceptional mocha notes and quite sweat! Head disappeared super quick but who cares!

S: ABV is not evident due to dominant up front aroma of espresso and bold choc/vanilla backing. Is it a smoothie or a beer?

T: Start is certainly like 'Choc Hops' Stout from Mildura brewery with dominant choc/vanilla sweetness. Mild coffee backs it up to provide mid-palate body (I drink double espresso, so maybe stronger coffee than I state) The main theme for me appears to be the chocolate but goes deeper and longer than that through to a very solid coffee / vanilla end.

M: Not too thick that the 'new to stout' drinker would be intimidated but certainly a hearty consistency that makes you feel as if you have got what you wanted! Well balanced bitterness and carbonation is almost spot on!

O: Probably one of the first examples I would reach for to give to a mate who wants to experience the wonderful world of stout! The misses likes chocolate? Give her a taste! Your mate likes coffee? Nudge this fellow his way! Fantastic beer with plenty of aroma, mouthfeel and taste with big ABV that is not at all evident!

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -15%

Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,157 ratings
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