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


on tap

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours thick and black with low to no carbonation. Licorice on the nose with some toffee/chocolate sweetness as well. There is something quite fruity about this on the taste buds, coffee not a lot but some, nice, it just do with something more, to take it to the next level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1071) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma is smoky, very very deep malt notes and licorice. Taste is rich with smoky roasty tastes, some raisons, chocolate and espresso.Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Body is very dark with s brown head thst retains veryvwell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled. Poured black with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of coffee and roasty black malts with light accents of vanilla and smoke.. not super complex, but well done. The flavor found similar.. well-roasted black malts and coffee plus a light hit of licorice at the core.. more roast and a hint of berries around.. picked up some warmth on the long, roasty finish. Heavier-bodied with fairly high carbonation.. good feel and flow.. very good, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of smoked salty meat with roasted malts, dark grains and a bit of booze. Flavor is similar with dark grains and bitter roasted malts up front as well as growing smokey meat notes and a hint of booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown / black appearance with a dark brown head. Holy smokes, there’s a ton of roast and a bunch of caramel / taffy notes in the nose. Gooey caramel / toffee / chocolate aroma. Medium bodied. Moderate to high bitterness. Some piney notes. Rich caramel, goopy chocolate flavor. Finishes smooth. Molasses, some dark fruity / date notes but still well balanced. Drinks pretty fucken good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of roast coffee, toffee and light fruit, Taste is more fruit and chocolate. Thin, abrupt finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (17254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... soft dark bitter chocolate roast nose ... little fizzy ... dark malts ... big berry fruits ... soft toffee ... light bitter roast ... lightest coffee ... too bitter and something not quite rioght for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle fromProof. Black pour with a small dark tan head. Big roasted malt aroma, with touches of smoke and ash along with black cherry, plum, raisins and tobacco leafs. Flavor is very similar but falls a limitless thin in the palate with average carbonation and medium body. No noticeable alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7231) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from Mongers. Pours a pure black color with a medium beige head. A big roasty nose, sweet caramel and toffee, licorice. The flavor is more sweet smoke, licorice, some milkiness, coffee, heavy roast, pretty smooth, caramel, light dark fruit. Very nice.

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