Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Péché Mortel

The Dieu du Ciel brewery in St. Jerome, Quebec makes a big, bad imperial stout is called Péché Mortel, which translates badass-ily as Mortal Sin. This bottle conditioned brute clocks in at 9.5% alcohol. According to the brewery website, it's infused with fair trade coffee. I had a pint on tap at a fantastic little beer bar in Toronto's Kensington Market (Thirsty and Miserable--check it out).

Péché Mortel pours an opaque onyx colour with a wisp of tan head. It has a heavy molasses aroma with some hints of tobacco. This beer is soooooooo rich.  We're talking rich like a 75% cacao chocolate bar.  It has powerful notes of malt, chocolate, and coffee. The aftertaste has a bitter bite to it that rounds things out nicely.

This beer is silky smooth. It's robust, flavourful, and potent.  If you dig stouts, get some.  You can thank me later.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10.

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