Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Péché MortelPéché Mortel
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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.

Added by Popsinc on 06-09-2003

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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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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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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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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 96.6% out of 100 with 5,139 ratings
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