Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
97
world-class
5,101 Ratings
Péché MortelPéché Mortel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,101
Reviews:
1,831
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
653
Gots:
916
For Trade:
71
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,101 |  Reviews: 1,831
Photo of Boccu
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black. With a nice head and nice lacing. Aroma is deep coffee roast and dark chocolate. Taste is awesome. It has a strained coffee taste Straight threw. Very suddle with a light dark chocolate finish. Excellent coffee stout. Look forward to more from them.

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Photo of Kirock
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark appearance. Subdued carbonation, with a nose of chocolate. Bitterness at end could be improved with a bit of age.

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Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikesobi
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runeatdrink
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of santa216
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of liquid-lotus
3.26/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cnjosephson15
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beernoobie
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoild
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaredhaley
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.
A-Black motor oil. No head formed, only thin lacing.
S-Big chocolate on the nose, hint of coffee
T-Taste follows nose. Sweet milk chocolate is the predominant flavor with hint of coffee bitterness on the end.
M-Thin-moderate chewiness, slightly syrupy with a clean finish. Very minimal carbonation
O-Excellent stout that is smooth and sweet. Would prefer a much stronger coffee flavor if it going to be labeled a "coffee" stout.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

With over 5 times as many ratings as the brewer's #2, it probably is safe to conclude this is a cash cow.
And as good as Peche Mortel is, I cannot believe there are 70 American Imperial Stouts rated ahead of it.
While I've seen an AIS look like this before and while the coffee/chocolate aromas meld well, I may not have tasted one as smooth as Peche Mortel. It is as rich in the mouth as an RIS ... and the alcohol is subdued.

I shied away from this because I don't like to think about doing things that can cause death.
By being so cautious, look what I missed.... and what I hope to Have again.

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Photo of Cparthemore
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RajaSTL
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatsarealplane
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roybert
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Epopt
4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nicholas-Drinks
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Powerful flavors of roasted coffee with a bitter aroma and a dry finish, not overly sweet - it's a double espresso with a splash of cream, not a frappucino. Full, chewy mouthfeel, but smooth, with the alcohol mostly hidden. I find this to be a unique stout - many other big stouts, though excellent, tend to blend together in my mind but this one stands out.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice dark appearance. What a wonderful coffee flavor. very strong aroma. This is one of the best coffee beers that I have had. There is no uniting for the coffee. It is excellent.

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Péché Mortel from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.39 out of 5 based on 5,101 ratings.
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