Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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.

Added by Popsinc on 06-09-2003

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Ratings: 5,227 |  Reviews: 1,858
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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a deep black with a nice 1 & 1/2 finger tan head. Medium lacing on the glass.

S - Loads of coffee and roasted malts with a hint of dark chocolate.

T - Coffee hits you right away and is followed by a heavy dose of dark chocolate. The bitterness at the end is nice.

M - Not a thick beer, but coats well with carbonation on the medium side.

O - A well balanced Imperial Coffee Stout. I was very surprised how well everything came together and complimented itself.

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid the premium on this one. $6.50 from Halftime beverage.com

A - As expected a deep black of a beer with a half inch of dark mocha colored head. Lacing is excellent.

S - Deep smelling I get some strong coffee, roast, and chocolate with molasses and anise. Smells boozy yet balanced.

T - I really love the balanced coffee/roast flavors in this. Rounding this out is some mild coca powder and natural chocolate flavored malts.

M - Medium to heavy buy slick and creamy. Excellent.

Overall this was worth the money, maybe even a revisit if found around 5 bucks. One world class stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -32%

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3/5  rDev -32%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 11.5 fl. oz. bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place in Clayton, MO for $4.99. Poured from the Dark Red/Gothic looking bottle w/ what looks like Echidna (from Greek Mythology) on the front into my 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has Lot 4,5 on the side & "this brew was born in our Montreal brewpub in October 2001". Wish this one was that old of a Vintage!

Aroma- The aroma starts off withs tons of coffee beans and dark chocolate. There is a great amount of strength, richness, and light booziness at the finish. All very complexed and within the guidelines of this style.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger, dark brown head that dies fairly quick. Has the darkest brown body (opaque) with tons of viscosity. Leaves thick, dark lacing behind.

Flavor- Very deep attributes starting with malt, chocolate, and coffee. The roast is very dominant until the smooth chocolate comes into play. The coffee is in the background and keeps out of the way of these other two. Light-medium hops are also included and has a Light bitterness level. Awesome!

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, Slick, and leaves light coffee on the palate.

Overall Impression- A very deep but never "too intense" type of Stout. I highly recommend ANYONE picking this one up because of its nice character and unlike other stouts, is drinkable. A delicious, Slick, Coffee Infused with Dark Chocolate Imperial Stout. This is what sums this one up!

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep dark royal burgundy. Gorgeous.
Smell: a coffee stout to be sure. Also a full creamy character that makes me think barrel aged though this is the "normal" version. Very nice.
Taste: very nicely balanced stout, coffee bitterness. Full on coffee with a very nice roasty, dry balance.
Overall: I'm a die hard fbs freak and this hasn't displaced but damn, it's good.

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at the new Beer Revolution here in Calgary. Served in a 12oz pockal.

Visual (4.5): Dark, dark, dark brown with an espresso froth head. The head is extremely creamy looking with tight bubbles that just sit beautifully atop the midnight beer. Perfect lacing coats the interior of the glass.

Aroma (5): Sweet chocolate espresso grind that intermingles with the smell of alcohol. A perfect blend that entices the nose before the beer touches your lips.

Taste (4.5): Roasted coffee malt flavour and the sweetness of dark chocolate. The coffee malt flavour dominates as it should and sticks in the mouth and throat after the swallow. Whatever slight hop they used, is used beautifully as the savoury malt coffee is perfectly balanced with a touch of bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel (5): In a few words, perfectly fitting. The creamiest beer I've ever had, with a coffee grind roughness that beautifully emulates the style. The thick, chewy body more than anything screams "coffee stout". Strangely enough though, doesn't leave an alcoholic lingering.

Overall (5): Exactly what you would want and expect in an Imperial Coffee stout: stark coffee malt flavour, a touch of dark chocolate, an amazingly creamy mouthfeel and a coffee grind aftertaste all tied up with nice hop balancing, alcoholic touches, and a dark dark body. Couldn't ask for better.

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3.5/5  rDev -20.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.58/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A late rising head about a finger thick very fluffy tan that fell into a nice collar. Left nice sheets of lacing down the glass.

S - Roasted coffee beans with roasted nutty note. Nice subtle chocolate witha tart black cherry note. Nice balance, not overpowered by the coffee.

T - Suprised by the amount of chocolate upfront. Nice and light in flavor, with nice sweetness of vanilla. Then the nice expresso comes forth... I WOULD DRINK THIS EVERY MORNING INSTEAD OF MY COFFEE IF I COULD!!! Nice blance and finished with a nice smokey roast flavor. No hint of the 9.5% alchohol.

M - Medium bodied, not as thick as it looks and definately far smoother than I envisioned. Very well balanced flavors with no alchohol taste. A thin grittiness left in your mouth to finish, ground coffee beans???

D - WOW! stumbled across a bottle of this... where can I get more!! Very well done!

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,227 ratings