Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Péché MortelPéché Mortel

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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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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour, head releases tons of coffee into my nostrils. Nose is surprisingly fruity with an abundance of roasted malt, coffee, and just the right amount of booze.

Taste holds malty sweetness mixed with bItter coffee. Hops show up at the end as the beer descends with the perfect amount of alcoholic warmth. Great balance here!

A full bodied, creamy brew. Love the mouthfeel. I should drink this more often.

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4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, opaque color with a small brown head which leaves some lacing in the glass.

S: Coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, grapes, raisins, finish on herbal tones, fresh hops.

T: Coffee, sweet malts, milk chocolate. Bitter aftertaste. Alcohol becoming perceptible while warming up.

M: Medium bodied, a bit oily.

O: A big coffee stout, strong, rich, warming.

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4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Half a finger of fine brown head. Some lace, opaque dark brown.

Aroma is rich with coffee, almost spicy, plenty of cocoa character.

Spicy coffee, incredibly rich, but becoming incredibly bitter for a coffee stout-- the bitterness comes from the beans, not the hops though. Black coffee, basically.

Mouthfeel is sublime-- the standout of this beer maybe. When you swish it in your mouth, it becomes magnificently thick.

This is a good coffee stout, but not worth the price tag.

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

On-tap at Local Option in Chicago.

A- Pours jet black with a finger of creamy coffee colored head.

S- Smells exactly like an iced coffee, some nice creamy dark chocolate in the back.

T- Coffee. I mean loads of it. The coffee flavor tastes most like raw, unroasted beans, which blends with some roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Light milk and vanilla flavors as well. The malt provides a bit of bitter flavor but hop presence is minimal.

M- Medium to full bodied, has a nice smooth creamy feel, carbonation is moderate to light.

O- A really great stout, one of the best coffee flavored stouts I've had, it really packs in the coffee flavor, I think I liked it a bit better from the bottle, but this is still an amazing beer.

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

A - Black, with a tan head that retains for an absurd amount of time with nice lacing.

Robust mocha aroma follows in the taste along with layers of milk and dark chocolate. Some hints of candied plum with clean, fresh roasted coffee coming through strong in the finish. Full, hefty body with a low carbonation level makes it velvety smooth across the palate. Some tastes of chocolate milk come out as it warms with the abv staying well hidden.

O - Exceeded my expectations, this was a fabulous coffee stout. Seek it out if that's your thing.

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4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for splitting the bottle.

Appearance: Dark, thick, and still. Head is light tan and dwindles in short order to a thin cap. Spotty lacing. Almost black, but some dark brown sneaks out when held to direct light.

Smell: Roasted malts with some burnt notes. Coffee on the back runs from day old to oily and fresh. It's like sticking your nose in a bag of unground espresso beans. Bitter chocolate and some almost bready malts. Some lingering sweetness. Rich, creamy chocolate and coffee.

Taste: Coffee, roasted malts. Milk chocolate with a touch of burn malt to give it character. Sweetness plays through the back. So very roasted. Coffee is unrelenting, but never overbearing. Lingering alcohol heat mixes with hints of dark fruit and a deep bready malt base.

Mouthfeel: Nice and moderate. Borders on full at times. Touch dry from the alcohol. Smooth as can be.

Overall: A solid take on the coffee-infused stout. Very nice malt profile and a high drinkability. I always keep one of these in the fridge.

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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A - Pours ink black with a nice one and a half finger tall mocha head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of fresh brewed coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, cherries, and lots of dark roast. The dark roast is strong but the additional aromas really keep it in check.

T - Starts off with a nice espresso kick slowly giving way to a mix of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, cherries, and even more dark roast. Very little alcohol initially with a bit more coming through as it warms up. Finish is pretty roasty with a touch of sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, roasty feel that lingers on the pallet for some time.

O - Easily one of the best stouts for your money. Tons of tasty flavors and very little alcohol detectable. The perfect beer for a cold winter night.

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

Poured into a tulip. This one pours black with three fingers of smooth looking dark khaki head. It retains nicely leaving some cobweb lace.

No nonsense on the aroma. Big espresso and bittersweet chocolate aromas. The finish of the aroma hints at molasses. Really hits the spot for a coffee stout. Dark roasted malts on this with a bitter espresso finish. Hints of rich chocolate on the finish but this is really a coffee bomb.

The feel is full and robust with soft carbonation.

Overall this is a great on. A good treat for a coffee and beer lover.

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4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in SD over a year ago

Appearance – Pours an opaque black into a tulip. About half a finger of mocha colored head.

Smell – Roasted malts, chocolate, still heavy coffee aromas, vanilla, and slight oak.

Taste – Honestly, a wonderful fresh coffee flavor mixed with chocolate and oak. A nice real vanilla flavor comes in midway and ends with a hint of alcohol and bittersweet cocoa.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, good carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – A damn good coffee stout, and I’d be curious to see how this was fresh.

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