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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Two fingers of dense, creamy head is dark chestnut brown over an almost black, opaque beer. The head lasts a long time, eventually forming a blanket after leaving fine lacing. The beer leaves a viscous film on a Dogfish Head pint glass with each sip.

Nose fills with caramelized sugar, molasses, and deep roasted coffee. This develops to reveal pumpernickel bread and a background of bourbon and bittersweet chocolate.

The flavor profile follows the nose spectacularly well, with an emphasis on the bitter roasted malts followed by sweet milk chocolate. With warmth, one finds nuances of nuts and a subtle roasted finish of dried fruit.

This one has a full body akin to creamy milk with a tiny amount of carbonation with a hint of warming alcohol that sneaks up on you. Finishes dry with a sticky residue on the lips. Just fantastic.

Péché mortal would do well with food, on its own, or as an ingredient if you dare. I am enjoying it immensely as a sipper. It develops to be more mellow with time and warmth.

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First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

'10 vintage, consumed Jan. '12.

Poured an opaque black with a moderate tan head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, dark malts, some dark dried fruits. Big coffee/espresso taste, but decently balanced with sweet malts, caramel, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits, ash, and light indistinct spice. Pretty nice. Full-bodied and quite drinkable.

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

Bottle has 2 notches. A 3 and a 5.

Poured from an 11.5oz bottle into a Deschutes tulip.

A: Pours an opaque black with 3 fingers of light tan frothy head. Good retention and some lacing.

S: Big roasted coffee notes. The dark fruits, bitter chocolate and warming alcohol work nicely with the coffee flavor. Very nice flavor.

T: Nice blend of coffe and dark fruit up front. Finishes dry with a lingering bitter coffee and chocolate flavor. Some warming alcohol notes as well.

M: Silky smooth with just enough carbonation. Nice bitter feel in the finish and slightly sticky. Very nice!

Overall this is top notch example of the style. Nicely balanced flavors and superb mouthfeel!

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 5,196 ratings