Péché Mortel from Dieu du Ciel, Montreal, Canada
A smooth pour of silky, dark nectar creates a rising head with a light brown colour for this beer that has achieved a near cult-like following in Toronto (and likely other parts of the world). The head very slowly dissipates, but lasts almost as long as it takes to drink this fine beer.
Aroma isn’t overpowering, it is mostly coffee with a very faint alcohol smell underneath. Yet, at 9.5% this beer drinks extremely easily for an imperial stout.
Offering a split second of sweetness on taste, this beer turns quickly to a dry and roasty stout with just the right amount of burnt cocoa and coffee beans for a quick, bitter finish.
A sublime beer, one of the best Canada has to offer. The toastiness makes you want to enjoy this by a roaring fire in winter or savour after as the finale after a long night at the bar.
Imperial 16 Stout Ranking: #4 / 16