Peche Mortel, which translates to "Mortal Sin", is brewed by the Brasserie Dieu du Ciel in Montreal, Quebec. This beer is brewed using fair trade coffee which is "infused during the brewing process". For those that don't know what "fair trade" is, Wikipedia describes it as:
"an organized social movement and market-based approach to empowering developing country producers and promoting sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price as well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety of goods"
So, once again, drinking a beer means doing something good for the world. You gotta love it. We can tell those Southern Baptist preachers ,who are saying we are sinning when we drink our devils brew, that at least we are doing something to support those in need!! Anyways, on with the review!!
Brewery: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel
Beer: Peche Mortel
Style: American Double/Imperial Stout
Recommended Glassware: Pint Glass, Snifter, Oversized Wine Glass
Serving Type: Chalice
Appearance- This beer poured a oily black with a cafe au lait colored head which was present for the life of the beer. Nice lacing rings present after each sip.
Smell- COFFEE. The coffee aroma dominated but there were slight hints of chocolate.
Taste- Again with the coffee. More pronounced as an espresso style coffee with subtle hints of chocolate and perhaps raisins and toffee. Had a nice smokey flavor as well.
Mouthfeel- Thick and creamy. Little to no carbonation.
Overall- A great brew that is well suited as an after dinner beer. I don't like coffee but I couldn't let that cloud my judgement of this beer. Overall this beer was fantastic but something I wouldn't drink again because of my personal dislike of coffee.
Score: 4.5 out of 5 Buddhas