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Dieu du Ciel Grande Noirceur

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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Grande Noirceur is an intensely black and dense beer with pronounced roasted flavours. The bitterness is very imposing but is balanced by a malty-caramel taste. The alcohol content is quite high, but its presence remains discrete in this beer.

ABV initially 8.5%, changed in late 2012 to 9%.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Interesting smell. Roasty, salty, with lots of dark fruit, particularly raisin. Similar aroma to a well done BBQ hamburger. Shiny black color with a dark brown tuft of foam. Flavor follows the aroma closely but with a touch more sweetness. Black coffee in the aftertaste that is not present in the aroma. Good palate; it is hard to hold up to all of these massive flavors but it does a pretty good job. Above average stout, too heavy on the roast and umami flavors but gets points for being unique.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1587) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
0.341 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, bottled in October 2015. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty aroma of cocoa, coffee powder and hazelnut. Sweet, roasty-malty taste of cocoa, hard roasted coffee, toasted nuts and licorice, followed by a medium long, rather roasty-bitter finish. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Rather easy-drinking for an Imperial Stout, sweet and pleasant flavours, but perfectly balanced. Really good!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aerodynabeer (9) - - JUN 3, 2016 does not count
Deep dark coulor. Nice head not lasting long. The aroma is a bit less pronounced than in other stout. Very good taste of dark chocolate and torrified malts, nice alcohol taste. Quite light body in mouth. Beautiful stout to taste

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (1658) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
341ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015. Black with a beige creamy dense head, leving good lacing around the glass. Rich aroma, roasted barley, smoke, tobacco, chocolate and licorice. Creamy, soft and rounded mouthfeel, full-bodied, mildly carbonated. Creamy malty taste, coffee, chocolate, smoky and chalky, lakris and peppery notes. Long warming finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samact (27) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Robe noire complètement opaque. Beau collet de mousse convaincant qui se forme. En bouche, le corps que j’aurais souhaité légèrement plus onctueux est tout de même huileux et soyeux. Le goût de torréfaction prend pleinement le dessus sur les saveurs de chocolat, de réglisse noire et d’alcool. La finale s’étire longuement avec des notes d’amertume et de torréfaction. Pour amateur de stout torréfié. Très agréable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (524) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is strong, fills every corner in the room. Fruits, vanilla, coffee, raisin, some smoke, beacon, dried sausages, plums, light tobacco. Taste is coffee, vanilla, tobacco, oily, smoke, dark bitter chocolate, dried fruits, cigar, mild sweet beacon. After taste is very smoky, itchy feeling in the throat, some dark coffee and chocolate as well. ABV gives a warm way down. Excellent and super beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1612) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 22, 2016
341 ml bottle, bottled on 2015-10-29, from Saveur Bière. Thanks to Werckmeister!
Pitch black body, with a medium, dense, lacing, dark coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee, tobacco, cocoa, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, some liquorice, some smoke.
Tastes of espresso, dark chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, cocoa powder, liquorice, some vanilla, ash.
Full, cream mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, dry, medium bitter, with coffee, tobacco, liquorice, wood, subtle smoke.

Tasty. Strong, dense and complex, but also smooth at the same time. Really well balanced, with enough sweetness to balance the roasty-bitter notes. Wonderful Imperial Stout how I like it, while still not among my favourite style exmples.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (401) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ca 8 månader gammal. Svart med högt, brunt krämigt skum. Doftar av välrostat malt, stora kaffetoner, toffee, rejält med choklad, soja, lakrits. När den kommit upp lite i temperatur även körsbär och russin. Lena och söta toner. Något större kropp, len. Stor beska och alkoholton redan från början som hänger i. Kaffe, soja, toffee. Stor beska och välrostade espressotoner. Kärv imperial stout, riktigt fin beska som stramar upp sötman fint. Påminner lite om vanliga Yeti. Riktigt bra, och kaxig för att vara 9%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, coffee.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2494) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
A black beer, a head is quite small and light brown. Aroma has sal liquirice, chocolate, some salt and meat. The great aroma. Taste is powerful. Salt liquirice, roastiness, coffee, herbal bitterness is quite strong. Medium+ bodied, smooth. The great and powerful beer, salt liquiricy.


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