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

On tap at birch.

A - Pitch black, but small head.

S - Amazing aroma, including roasted coffee.

T - Sham f***ing wow. Bitter coffee and chocolate. Lots of sweet cherries. Gotta bite to it. Very yummy.

M - Perfect mouth for the abv.

O - Freaking good and very substantial. A superb beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark opaque brown with a slight reddish tinge when held to the light. Reddish brown beige foam, not quite a head.

S: Coffee, alcohol, licorice, smoke, a sweet fruity background, floral- almost red licorice.

T: Smooth, sweet but not overly, hides alcohol well, slight licorice in the back, little toasted bitter aftertaste. Toasted malt, some burnt toast. Not a lot of coffee in my opinion. Very drinkable and very balanced. No wonder its so highly acclaimed.

M: Thick, medium low to low carbonation.

O: This is really a great example of this style. Drinkable, balanced, hides the alcohol, not cloyningly sweet as some imperial stouts. Would go well with creamy cheeses, cheese cake, etc.

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

11.5oz bottle from Halftime.com. I can't decipher the notched bottling info (4 and 2?). Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours black with a bare quarter finger of pale tan head. Small streaks of lace.

Aromas of expresso mocha latte, caramel and a little cocoa.

Taste is, as expected, a coffee bomb. Strong doses of bitter medium roast coffee with charred malt, dark cocoa, burnt caramel, molasses and a little vanilla. The booze pops up in the finish but is hidden well behind a wall of coffee.

Medium full creamy body with moderate carbonation. Bitter coffee plants it's self on the tongue for a long lating aftertaste.

One of the best available imperial coffee stouts. Great balance of coffee flavors. Too bad this one isn't sold in GA or I'd get this on a regular basis while waiting for Wake n Bake's winter release.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Black as night, no head, at least by the time it was brought to me (the bar was packed).

S - Like somebody else said, muted aroma. Nonexistent once you taste it.

T - The best part. Coffee and chocolate. I mean, there's not much else to say. Not that it isn't complex--it is--but everything else is just accenting the two.

M - Silky smooth with light carbonation.

O - I'm glad to have tried it but also glad my friend was the one paying the $9 for it. Not really my favorite or something I'd seek out again but I definitely enjoyed this one!

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,207 ratings