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


on tap

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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (213) - - MAR 22, 2014
March 21, 2014. On tap at beerbistro. Yet another Dieu du Ciel beer that I much prefer on tap. Very, very smooth beer. Coffee and chocolate on the nose. Very dark colour, with dark tan head, lovely lacing as I was drinking. Coffee and dark chocolate flavours, lovely silky mouthfeel. The bitterness I remember from drinking this on a previous occasion from a bottle is mostly gone when on tap. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5032) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
11.5oz thick bottle. Deep opaque black body. Thin beige head fades away after a few sips. Relatively muted and sublime chocolate aroma. Oily and rich, quite a massive mouthfeel. Big bitterness in addition to huge malt tones. Real deal Imperial Stout, quality. Oily blanket of specialty malt smoothness, reminiscent of some Scandinavian examples. Chocolate dominated but also some licorice, tobacco, leather come out at it warms. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7452) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours jet black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a rich chocolate, dark molasses and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Magnificent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ataraxia (413) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Opaque black, beige head. Mild aroma of coffee, chocolate, and caramel. A little sweetness, but quickly gives way to black coffee bitterness. Smooth, moderate carb, and a lingering bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (3287) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
11.5 oz bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black with a small brown head, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, rich chocolate, lactose, caramel, pine and earthy hops. Similar flavor, malty, roasty and bittersweet, nicely balanced, the alcohol is hidden well. Medium to full body with a robust finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (791) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
A pretty typical stout in terms of pour, aroma, and flavors, but I still really enjoyed this one. Tons of roasted, earthy malt and coffee flavors with some bread, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark chocolate notes. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Medium heavy bodied with a bitter roasted malty finish,.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4649) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Glouglouburp in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a good amount of dark fruits/chocolate, some light coffee, a little dough, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a cool blend, but something seems a little unbalanced. Thick texture. A cool imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a nitro-foamy, biege head with an opaque body. A lasting pillow of brownish moss float above the body. Nose of coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Flavour of molasses, soya sauce, tart cocoa powder, gritty dirt and strong alcohol. Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is leather, roast and chocolate malt, light earthy coffee, licorice, prunes, dates, and figs with earthy, minty, and woody hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, moderate hops, moderate hop and dark malt bitterness with dark, lightly tart fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.

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