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:
#227
Reviews:
1,858
Ratings:
5,225
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
4.97
 
 
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Photo of Cee-Poe
4.62/5  rDev +4.8%
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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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Homebrew35
3.66/5  rDev -17%
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of fbc24
3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First review:

On the hand pump served in a tulip at Teresa's

A: deeeep black, with a pinky finger's worth of dark tan head

S: not getting as much coffee as the taste would suggest

T: overwhelmingly bitter coffee with little else

M: mmm...velvety

O: lack of sweetness to balance the coffee killed this for me. Would love to try it on nitro

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,225 ratings