Péché Mortel

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Type: American Double/Imperial Stout
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  • 3.8/5 
  • 06.50% 
  • 2141/3670 
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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.

This beer received a special award during the 2005 Popular Beer Contest held during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal.

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  • Mar 23, 2012
    JimBeam1983 (141)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
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    341ml bottle served around 8 degrees in a snifter:

    Pours like motor oil a pitch black robe topped by a finger of copper head showing nice lacing. Retention is low and the head fades to an uneven layer.

    The nose is fresh and addictive with espresso, roasted coffee beans and burnt toasts.

    On the tongue, you get the same torrefied blends found in the nose with sweet notes of cocoa. An intense bitterness then wraps the tongue and sets the pace for a super long finish.

    This Imperial Stout feels extremely dense and robust and shows and oily body. This is an awesome dessert brew to pair with black forest chocolate cake or anything sweet and daring.