Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Péché MortelPéché Mortel

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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.

Added by Popsinc on 06-09-2003

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

not sure how old this bottle is

a: pretty much pitch black. maybe a little dark purple/ruby red at the bottom of the glass. 3 finger tan marshmallowy head

s: smells delicious. sweet toasted malt, tons of milk chocolate, very faint hint if black licorice, some coffee (not as much as i would have liked), fig, smells almost woody/oaky and smokey towards the end. smells really good - hoping there is more coffee in the flavor than the smell

t: roasty toasty malts right away followed by dark toffee and caramel malts. that immediately fades into milk chocolate and smooth coffee and coffee bitterness. there is some (not as much as you'd expect from 9.5%) alcohol in the flavor that cuts the sweetness. dates and raisins on the backend along with some nice bready flavors. all the flavors harmonize really well.

m: fuller side of medium. not much carbonation

o: maybe i had an old bottle but there is not as much coffee flavor in here as i would have liked. HOWEVER even without the abundance of coffee this is still a stellar beer - its delicious and well balance and dangerously drinkable for the abv. i need to get my hands on a bottle i know is fresh

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

Served from a 341ml bottle to a snifter.

A: A luscious pitch black topped with a mocha color head. About one finger thick. Sadly it died down pretty rapidly and didn't leave that much lacing but I'm not taking points of because its understandable due to the high alcohol.

S: Coffee grounds are definitely dominant. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

T: Once again dark coffee flavors come through as most powerful. Deeply roasted malts are also there providing some dark chocolate. Bitterness is really not too potent. Perhaps a bit of dark fruit near the finish but coffee is definitely dominant. Alcohol is once again not at all noticeable and very well hidden.

M: Very creamy and thick. Carbonation is pretty well done and mild making the beer fairly smooth. Goes down very nicely.

O: Absolutely amazing beer. Definitely recommend it to someone looking for a good Imp. stout, coffee stout, or just great beer. I can't say how much I love this beer and its local for me too.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,239 ratings