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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

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1160) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Black with a nice creamy lasting light brown head. Aroma is semi sweet, very chocolatey, roasty. Flavor is also very chocolatey and dark roasty. Medium body. Moderate to high bitterness and roast. Well-made.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (536) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2014
strong bittersweet, dark chocolate, alcohol, roast. fairly bitter. A very nice aftertaste, something that burns just right, leaves you wanting a little more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Pours thick and black, and I will save the "that’s what she said" joke. A small brown head that laces well is also apparent. Nose is an intense medley of hazelnut, cacao, vanilla, graham cracker, dark malt, prune. Tastes rich, very complex, very thick, and very smooth. There is charred dark malt coffee oil, and dark choc up front, with mid-palate lactic oats, vanilla, nuts, and blackberry. Some finishing hops and more blackberry and mild tartness round things out. This one is world class.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark black body with a dense khaki head. Aromas of burnt and roasted malt. Charcoal, peat, a little vanilla and some chocolate. Flavor is lovely. Lots of charcoal harshness that balances nicely against dark fruit and cream with a thread of chocolate that sews everything together before a biting peat finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and ABV is warming. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4320) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Thick with dark chocolate and salty caramel upfront turning to bitter earth, resin and espresso in the lasting finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JEprado1 (8) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Es increíble tener la oportunidad de probar esta cerveza, profundas notas tostadas con caramelo y un cuerpo de locura.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1876) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, MD. Opaque, near black with a fine dark tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, roasted coffee, chocolate and molasses. Taste of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, tc molasses and a hint of mint. Full body and medium/low carbonization with a rich mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Decent retention/some lace. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roast, vanilla. Taste is bitter, roast, coffee, chocolate, light smoke. Palate is soft, slick, bitter finish. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by tastybeer). Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark cola with beige lacing. Smells good too; bittersweet with notes of dark malt, coffee, roast, and mild smoke with a touch of caramel. Tastes like it smells, but with more smoke. Maybe a bit of dark chocolate too. Good on the palate with a nice, dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (866) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours an inky black with an off-white small head. Woodsy aroma, of toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar. Taste is rich and smooth, bitter chocolate, coffee, sharp wood, creamy caramel underneath. Hides the alcohol well. Lingering bitter woody dark chocolate. Very nice.


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