A Note on This Beer
Today, I’ve got a whole new reason to love Canada, and it’s not just trees or plaid hats with ear flaps. It’s the 9.5% ABV Péché Mortel Imperial Coffee Stout! This is the second highest rated beer in Canada on BA with a massive 4.41, and it’s loaded with enough whole bean coffee to supply every Starbuck’s in the country.
Whether you’re looking for a pick me up brunch brew or a decadent nightcap, this ink-black sipper from Montreal’s Dieu du Ciel has got you covered.
Péché Mortel means ‘mortal sin’ in French, and I understand why. Between the ABV and coffee kick this stuff can really throw you for a loop. Suck one down and you might have trouble forming sentences, kinda like @Ronnie F. on Untappd who said simply “yeeeet.”
I’m not sure what that means, but he rated it 5-out-of-5 so I’m guessing it’s positive.
Pour Péché Mortel into a pint glass and its thick body is darker than dark, even around the edges when you hold it up to the light. Towering coffee aromas hint at where all that color comes from, and when you take a sip, there will be no doubt.
It’s like shoving a handful of chocolate covered espresso beans into your mouth. First coffee, then chocolate, then coffee again, then a hint of char, then still more coffee. The finish is dry with lingering mocha nuances.
Between the huge coffee notes and the Imperial ABV, this mortal sin might leave you in a tizzy, and I mean that in the best way. Grab yourself a bottle of Peche Mortel and find out why the Canucks are so in love with Dieu du Ciel.
Rated 4.41 on BeerAdvocate; 4.13 on Untappd
Packaged On September 21st, 2018