Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel

20170930:
At The Masonry, while in the process of finishing a Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca, I got a glass of the Péché Mortel. 4:09PM PT

Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel - full glass

After I finished the Jolly Pumpkin, the head of the Péché Mortel had dissipated. It looked pitch black.

Oh my goodness, it had a wonderfully strong toasted smell.

It edged on having too strong a taste - falling short of being an aged bottle of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. of course, falling short of the 120 Minute IPA is good, because that would be too strong. Elaborating, the beer has the strong taste similar to the 120 Minute IPA, but was extremely smooth.

My next few sips had a more sour flavor profile and tasted more alcoholic as well. 4:14PM PT

This beer was absolutely amazing. Not only did it have a lot of flavor, but it was 9.5% alcohol by volume without being noticeably alcoholic in taste or smell! That was unbelievable.

Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel - glass near full, some lacing

I simply couldn't remember the last time I had such a beer; though if I were to guess, it would have been a stout or porter.* Stouts and porters are my favorite. 4:19PM PT

Remark: This beer had the second highest ABV on the list of beers available on tap and my first beer, the Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca, had the third highest.

This stout slowly continued to become warmer. As it warmed, it retained the same flavor as before, but the taste also became sharper. 4:43PM PT

In the end, it finished well. I valued its quality. 5:15PM PT

*I keep a separate sheet of ratings. Out of the 748 entries, I have ratings for 444 items. In any case, this beer will be the first to receive a 5 out of 5. Prior to this beer, two have received 4.9: Elevation Senorita (horchata/imperial porter) and the Lagunitas Aunt Sally (sour ale). The three beers rated at 4.8 are a Pumpkin Ale, a Stout, and a Porter.

[20171227 Edit]

Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel

Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel - glass nearly empty, barely any lacing

Relevant Links:
Bottle Beers Page (Dieu du Ciel Website)
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel (RateBeer.com)
Péché Mortel | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! (BeerAdvocate.com)


Website Information:
Our Regular Beers > PÉCHÉ MORTEL

9.5% alc./vol.

Imperial Coffee Stout

A deep, dark and profound stout. Espresso coffee is infused during the brewing of Péché Mortel, resulting in an intense dark beer with roasted malt flavours enhanced by bitter coffee. The dry finish is long and persistent. Intended as a tasting experience, we invite you to enjoy this brew in moderation.

It was crafted at our Montreal location in October of 2001.