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:
#228
Reviews:
1,859
Ratings:
5,232
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: it is very dark brown the color of black coffee. It is completely opaque and no light passes through. There is a small mocha colored head that fades quickly and leaves an avg size lacing around the top of the glass.

S:you can definitely smell the coffee a this almost smells like a fresh vup with lots of roasted coffee aroma. There are also some hop aromas and smells that make this smell like a beer As well so there is some balance. Good but not great I expected more perhaps I got a lesser bottle.

T: it's got a straight coffee flavor upfront it has a ceaminess/chocolatiness to it too. The roasted nature of the coffee adds to the dark malts that come out with some sweetness after the upfront coffee flavor. The finish definitely has the coffee bitterness in the finish but it is not overpowering there is good balance

M: it a has a very smooth and creamy texture too it like a coffee milkshake almost because it is also very thick and heavy. All that beig said it is not overwhelming and very drinkable as the abv is completely hidden

O:this is a really high quality beer the taste could have more coffee to it but is balanced. The aroma needs more power but the feel is supburb. I was not blown away by this beer as I kinda expected but it is really good so I highly recommend it

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

A: Black with light brown head. Decent retention.

S: Getting a big note of baker's chocolate. A good amount of roasted coffee. Decent amount of vanilla. A bit of licorice.

T: Starts off with a sweet mocha which is cut short by a bitter charred malt.Roasted coffee beans and some prune. Bitter grain and bitter chocolate finish.

M: Medium-full body and carbonation. Fine carbonation. Finishes wet.

O: Overall a solid and enjoyable beer. Was hoping for a stronger coffee aspect. Just about right for the price.

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

About a month old bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a rich deep dark brown with a coffee khaki colored 2 finger.

S: Let this one warm up. Initially I was getting a weird off aroma that smelled of burnt plastic. After a couple of minutes this one opened up. Huge coffee aroma, right up there with speedway. Intense coffee aroma with hints of chocolate and toffee.

T: Loaded with coffee, following the nose. The coffee is provided on a creamy smooth wave. Hints of dark chocolate follow, but this is mostly about coffee.

M: Smooth full bodied and creamy. Slight coffee bitterness finish with a decent amount of carbonation. Hides the 9% VERY well.

O: Perfect example of how diverse beer can be. This is a coffee stout and an incredible one at that. Highly recommend.

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

A - Black/very dark brown. completely opaque. finger of mocha head. dissipates but leaves a nice ring around rim.

S - Mocha, chocolate, toffee, and coffee

T - initial: dark chocolate, carmel, mocha, and certainly coffee. finish: roasted coffee, touch of booze, bitterness (5/10)

M - Creamy, frothy, very nice carbonation, dense, full body, touch of velvet

O - Really nice. Coffee flavor is excellent, blended really well, mouth is outstanding, do wish it was a bit sweeter- say with carmel/vanilla/bourbon. Nose also could be better. Overall, excellent.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,232 ratings