Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black as night. No light shines through the edges of this viscous brew. Head does not stick around very long, but it could be due to the glass I am pouring it into.

Aroma is dominated by espresso and hints of chocolate.

Taste is again espresso in its fullest, with bittersweet chocolate intermingled.

Mouthfeel is viscous and smooth.

Overall, a world class coffee imperial stout. Very fortunate to try it.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours in a pitch black color with a khaki hint of a head. Almost non existant one.

The aroma has coffee, bitter chocolate, a malted and roasted sweetness, possibly a hint of vanilla.

The flavor upfront is great. There starts off with this creamy, yet bitter espresso and chocolate. Then there’s a hint of alcohol at the end of the mouth and top of the throat. The finish has a huge amount of hop and roasted espresso bitterness for a Russian Imperial. This is not a sweet beer nor does the malt linger and stick. There also is this smokiness that I pick up because I’ve recently had KBS. The dark tobacco character lingers around with both flavor and aroma.

The mouthfeel is not as velvety and thick and round as some other Russian Imperials, but that’s fine. It is quite drinkable because of the clean tongue finish.

Be sure to let this warm up from refrigerator temperature. It opens up to be creamier. The flavors roll around the mouth. The bitter espresso just melds into this smokey finish. It is just wonderful.

This is unmatched in complexity for a non-barrel aged beer and even beats some barrel aged beers.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours black, four finger frothy coffee head with nice lacing. nose is a bit restrained: espresso, burnt sugar, w. a bit of booze. taste is big and refined: espresso, robust malts. extremely smooth, rounded with just the right amount of sweet creaminess.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,206 ratings