Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,092 Ratings
Péché MortelPéché Mortel

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.

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Photo of MarioM
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into Russian River stemmed glass.

A: Black and completely opaque with a creamy dark tan head. Great looking beer, good lacing after head dissipates.

S: Aroma is amazing, creamy chocolate and espresso completely dominate with some smooth dark sugar.

T: Holly shit batman... Smooth and creamy with huge notes of espresso and smooth cocoa. Balance is perfect with some bin of alcohol but warmth is nice and feels good in this case.

M: Rich espresso and cocoa note linger with a smooth alcohol warmth. Nice bitterness lingers as well but is perfectly balanced with the sweetness.

O: Definitely one of my top favorite espresso imperial stouts. A must have in my book and easily one of the most balanced yet still an espresso bomb. If you see this and Hahn tried it you must buy!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Tucquan
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2013-11-09 and again on 2015-05-08 in Columbia, PA

A - Mostly opaque dark brown with a 1-finger dark tan head that fades quickly and leaves nice lacing.

S - Milk and dark chocolate, sweet roasted grain, coffee. Very nice but not overly strong.

T - Dark chocolate, latte espresso, dark-roasted grain, char and some smoke. Dark fruits (plums, figs, raisins) add to the complexity. This tastes great. Finishes with roasted/char and hop bitterness with excellent balancing chocolate and some coffee.

M - Thick body and light carbonation. Deliciously rich and substantial. Coats the mouth like the remnants of a big bite of dark chocolate and a sip of coffee. Creamy.

O - An excellent, quaffable imperial stout. The alcohol is in the background. The coffee is a bit more subdued in this batch than when I rated it in 2012 and it really suits my taste buds. Great stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black brow opaque with just a quarter inch of light breaking the surface to reveal the chestnut undertones. The lush mocha head held for jsut a short while, but left little islands of delicate lacing across the top.

S: I want to wake up every morning and smell this with my breakfast. The deep rich espresso and dark chocolate mingle - and are better off for the combination. We note some hints of alcohol brandy esters and deeply toasted malts suggesting a molasses. The espresso scent isn't that of brewed espresso, but of the fresh roasted beans, dipped in dark chocolate - heaven!

T: Like an espresso, a strong presence on the tongue, acrid, drying and rich suggest tannins and coco. Sweetness is present - but only just enough to hold the bitter at bay. Some alcohol notes reminiscent of brandy, the alcohol vapours linger, encouraging another sip. Some earthly notes in the flavour, maybe a hint of oak, or peat, but it's rounding out the flavour and smoothing the bright tannins

M: Coating every inch of the palate, and only a minor hint of carbonation upfront. At first sip I find this a like thin, but over time it manages to build on itself to an oily feel. The aftertaste is bold and leaves the mouth with brandy-esque vapours.

O: Peche Mortel is a perfect night cap, warming and rich, uncompromising in it's smell & flavour. The brandy notes suggest a luxury and excellence few brews can match. Well worth a long search to find Peche Mortel.

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2/5  rDev -54.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,092 ratings.
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