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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:
#219
Reviews:
1,849
Ratings:
5,167
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
Wants:
653
Gots:
927
Trade:
71
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3.25/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just let me say that this beer is clearly well made. But am I missing something? The espresso flavor is so forward and overpowering that a bag of crushed coffe beans would have the same effect. Now, I know that people love to eat ground coffee beans on their chocolate, on their dessert and sometimes with hot pepper. But alone ground coffe flavor tastes like just that...coffee grounds. For me that was all I could taste. Iced coffee from Dunkin' is not what I want in a beer. Just not my thing.

But if you are one of those people that lives for coffee flavors outside of your morning coffee, this is your beer. It's like that time i accidentally doubled the beans in my morning brew, just cold and with a well hidden alcohol kick.

If that's your thing, have at it. I will save it all for you.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into snifter
Bottled date 5-12

A - pours a nice opaque black with a thick brownish-tan one-finger head. More bubbles than I would've thought but good head retention with minimal lace.

S - Roasted malts, roasted espresso beans, freshly ground coffee beans, vanilla beans (a pattern is forming) cocoa & toffee.

T - Coffee leads the way of the aforementioned smells. Lots of roasty goodness. Toffee flavor sits well on tge back end. All in all, great balance of flavors. Alcohol, at least to me, was barely noticeable.

M - A little syrupy thick and nice heavy mouthfeel. Really smooth.

O - Awesome version of this style. Now one of my faves. Too bad it took me too long to try this one. Highly recommended for I.S.lovers.

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4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a very dark chocolate with no head o speak of. Very light lacing but minimal carbonation.

Aroma is heavy coffee with secondary alcohol and malt nose. The smell is my favorite part of drinking this beer; its a great beer and well deserving of its high ratings but the smell is so uniquely good. I love holding a glass and sniffing it.

Palate is like drinking an espresso/stout shandy. Very dominant coffee flavor but very well done. Too often the coffee can taste off or stale if the flavor is too heavy but the coffee part of this stout tastes just as nice as the stout. Other flavors of chocolate, pine and roasty malts.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,167 ratings
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