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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Ratings: 5,222 |  Reviews: 1,858
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.32/5  rDev -2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -32%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
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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4.32/5  rDev -2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of templar316
4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pour's black as sin into my Duval tuip, a slight, khaki colored head manifests. Seriously the carbonation was clear but the head was just a ring and despite a full bright light only the slighest cherry edge is visable. This growler's been warming all night and while I'm missing the masssive coffee smell, I do get alot of subtle balanced notes: coffee, chocolate covered cherries, echos of vanilla and lace. It's amazing how smooth and drinkable this is! I get the coffee bitterness, easily fading into subtle vanilla with cherry cola echos. Vanilla, cherry, cola echoing back and forth, then overcome with bitter coffee on the finish. The intesity of the lace on the swirl is impressive, as is the complete cloaking of the abv. Seek this out!

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,222 ratings