Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11/5 oz bottle date notched at 4 and 5 or 6(?) served in a St. Bernardus snifter at an initial temperature of about 50F. .
Poured very dark brown color, looking nearly black in the glass, with a moderate size tan head than soon died to a lasting but partial top coat. Leaves the sides the glass well coated with lace after each sip.

The aroma was loaded with coffee and sweet dark roasted malts. Occasional hints of dark and milk chocolate, as well as vanilla. Not much alcohol present in the aroma of this 9.5% ABV ale, but enough to add some interesting overtones. The rich coffee was a bit too much like used coffee grinds as opposed to fresh ground beans.

T: not surprised to find a pronounced black coffee flavor mixed with a full load of dark roasted malts. Intense, but not at all challenging due, in part, to the excellent sweet/bitter balance. No burnt, charcoal, or other off flavors here. The lingering finish kept a nice mix of roasted malt and coffee, without the unpleasantly high level bitterness that almost always accompanies this.

M – Full bodied, almost thick, with just the right amount of carbonation. The creamy texture leaves the mouth nicely coated and would earn a 5 if not for the slight harshness from the alcohol, which is inevitable if admirably low with 9.5% ABV.

O: Superb. This finely crafted coffee stout is one of the best examples of the style I have ever tried, better than FBS I think, with an excellent quantity of coffee and balancing sweetness. Highly recommended

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

One of the best imperial coffee stouts I've had.

A -- Rich dark brown (almost black) pour. Perhaps a finger of head quickly dissipates leaving no head.

S -- Smells great. Sweet with bitter-coffee notes

T -- This is a very complex beer. The initial taste of this beer comes off as too sweet. This however mellows out as it quickly warms on the tongue to allow the coffee to work its way to the top. This beer transforms from good to great in one sip.

M -- Rich velvety feel is perfect for this style

O -- As mentioned above, one of the best imperial coffee stouts out there.. even for $5 per 11.5oz.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brownish black, fairly translucent body especially around the edges. A few bubbles of head and a thin ring of bubbles around the edges.

Smells like a nice cup of iced coffee with a shot of espresso. Some roast, carmel sweetness and light fruitiness.

Tastes like a lightly carbonated, sweet and chocolatey roasted coffee drink. Some roast blends with coffee and espresso flavors nicely. This has a very off putting metallic note which indicates this one is a bit old or just off. A good bit of carmel and malt sweetness lingers.

Medium bodied, its very neutral and delicate on the palate.

Overall this is a very solid beer. Well made even with the metallic off flavor.
I'm a bit let down tho at a price of $6 for a 12oz bottle.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,197 ratings