Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

5,090 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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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black. Like motor oil. No light can bee seen through this bad boy. Nice small head. Medium lacing.

S: Dark chocolate and coffee. Dried Raisins. Slight booze. Really nice, sweet notes.

T: the smell on this one is really misleading. Coffee and toasty characters dominate this brew. Slighty boozy but no bad. Some dark chocolate on the back end. Not as sweetl as the nose would lead you to believe. Slightly rich mild hop bitterness.

M: light carbonation. Smooth. Heavy and lightly creamy.

O: Go for it!

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review no. 300! Cue the streamers and confetti.

A 21 month old bottle that pours just shy of pitch-black. Half inch of creamy head sinks to a thin band. Lacing is solid; still visibly carbonated.

Heavy complex aroma, with roasted malt, booze, strong coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of sourness. The taste is even better; the coffee, which is diminished in the aroma of this somewhat older bottle, is still highly prominent in the taste. Profound and vivid flavor of freshly roasted beans, lots of quality bittersweet chocolate but little sweetness, noticeable but pleasant booziness. Subtle sourness underneath and a touch of vinous, wine-like flavor and a drying finish not unlike a Cabarnet.

As this sits and warms the bitterness becomes more prominent, as do the sour and drying aspects. Carbonation is on the low side but still has a little life in it. This is not an overly thick or viscous-bodied beer. Slightly sticky but not over the top.

A very interesting, deep beer with a lot of layers; has a sort of quasi-Belgian vibe to me, combined with the big time coffee hit. Wish I could find this one a bit more often and easily in my neck of the woods and that it was a little more affordable when I do.

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4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally came across this one. Poured a billowing near three finger head into a pint glass. Great retention with sticky thick lacing. Deep brown in colour.

Lots of coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and grassy hops.

The taste follows the nose with some herbal qualities. Not boozy in the taste this nails the coffee perfectly. Bitter on the back end, it also a little smoke and wood.

Full bodied with little carbonation this brew has a nice balnce between grassy bitter hops and coffee malt. It is dry and warm from the booze. It is soft on the palate as it caresses your mouth.

Overall, a top tier brew that I am glad I finally found at the LCBO. Cant believe I walked by the 4 pack all week thinking it was the tail end of their stock of corn du diable.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

A - pretty much black with a finger or so of mocha head

S - A ton of roast and coffee, chocolate.

T - Coffee, chocolate, roast, some bitterness, hint of alcohol.

M - Medium to heavy body, a good amount of carbonation. Smooth.

O - A great coffee imperial stout.

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5oz. bottle into darkness tulip

A. Pours a black coffe color with 2 finger tan head that fades rather quickly to leave just a hint of foam around the outer ring.

S. Roasted malts and banana sweetness, yes definitely picking up banana here and vanilla and slight coffee

T. Initial taste was smooth nothingness followed by rich dry roasted flavor and Bitter-sweet coffee, alcohol does not show until the very end.

M. Rich, but a high bubbly carbonation makes this seem lighter then it is.

O. Pretty solid coffee stout, a lot more complex then most but not as easy to come by and on the more expensive side.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,090 ratings.
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