Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,090 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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4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2011 vintage poured into GI goblet

Pour: Hard pour created about a finger of creamy brown looking head. The beer itself is as dark as a big stout and does not allow any light through. Lacing is minimal at best but there is a bit of spotting.

Smell: Even though this bottle has some age on it the coffee is still huge in this but in a genuinely good way. A wonderful aroma of roast, coffee, some vanilla, chocolate and a touch of wood. The coffee aroma is spot on in that it is not over powering yet you know you are getting into a big coffee stout.

Taste: Similar to the nose and again the coffee balance is absolutely perfect with the dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and wood notes. This is one well balanced coffee stout as there is an initial sweetness at the front of the tongue that is quickly pushed aside by the coffee bitterness. The bitterness that follows to the finish is perfect. Not too bitter but yet just right.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied beer with just an unbelievable creamy texture and softness even though it is quite bitter. Carbonation is low.

Overall: A gem of a beer. This is one well crafted gem in all aspects, especially if you enjoy coffee stouts. This one is hard to beat in the non barrel aged category. Delicious!

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Jonada
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a snifter

Appearance: Pours black with half a finger of a tan head that leaves some light spotty lacing. Body is opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some caramel, vanilla and a slight char.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with roasty and coffee notes being most prominent. Dark chocolate and burnt malt are present in the finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy, viscous mouthfeel. Medium levels of fine carbonation.

Overall: Good coffee stout and worth picking up if you see it. Though there's nothing that sets it apart from some of the other really excellent coffee stouts out there.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -26%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: First of all, the most beautiful bottle art ever. Dieu du Ciel trademark. The beer pours a deep black Imperial Stout color forming a one to two fingers brown moka-style head. Thin bubbled and creamy. Retention is low but many spotty molasses lacings are left in the glass as it goes...

S: Strong roasted malts on the nose, followed by notes of coffee and dark chocolate. A bit milky with some notes of wood too

T: Follow the nose. Strong notes of roasted malts. Notes of coffee and dark chocolate. The upfront is slightly sweet becoming deliciously bitter quite quickly. Absolutely delicious roasted bitterness in the end. Again, a bit lactic and woody

M: Creamy, heavy molasses body. Low carbonation. Roasted bitterness aftertaste

O: Delicious Imperial Stout. I was expecting more coffee but, in the end an excellent experience anyway

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A; Pours black with a thin (1/4") mocha head with fades to leave clumpy lace.

N: Coffee and roast with some vanilla and wood, earth and dark fruit.

T: Coffee dominates with an intensity of espresso, roast, dark chocolate/cocoa.

M: Full body and semi-moderate carbonation. Thick and creamy. Roasty finish.

O: Rich and expansive with a mild sweetness.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,090 ratings.
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