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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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%.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at BarHop. Deep black pour with a fast fading tan head. The aroma is lovely. Very big and roasty with a lot of dry chocolate character and a little bit of salted/savory malt. Intensely salty and rich with a heavy roasted component. It’s intense - but it’s not really the type of Impy Stout that gets me going.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pumpkinhead2 (356) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 Bière d’un noir parfait, qui ne laisse filtrer aucune lumière, d’une parfaite opacité, effervescence difficile à observer, mais qui semble bien, et surmontée d’une copieuse mousse, dense et crémeuse, et presque aussi brune que la bouteille de laquelle elle a surgi. Arômes dominants de malt torréfié, grains brûlés, café, chocolat noir, mais également du malt grillé, du caramel et de la mélasse. On peut également y percevoir certains effluves de houblon floral, de levure terreuse, de malt fumé, de fruits foncés bien mûrs (raisin, prune, cerise), et une pointe d’alcool. C’est un nez parfait pour une stout impériale, complexe, riche, très agréable. Ronde en bouche, pétillante, onctuosité parfaite, elle est incroyablement soyeuse au palais. Au goût, la torréfaction domine, grains brulés, café, chocolat noir, mais on note également du malt grillé, du caramel, de la mélasse, et des petits fruits foncés bien mûrs. L’alcool est également légèrement présente au goût, et les saveurs sont incroyablement bien intégrées les unes aux autres. La finale apporte un peu de houblon floral, et laisse place à une longue et franche amertume aux accents de grains brûlés. Quelle réussite! Chaque nouvelle dégustation de cette bière surpasse mes attentes pourtant de plus en plus hautes. Je lui donne donc la note parfaite! Disponible seulement à l’automne, à faire des réserves sans ménagement, et à laisser vieillir sans gêne, sa richesse n’en sera que plus incroyable!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3228) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks gikinji! Pours pitch black, medium dark brown head, great lacing. Aroma is very roasty, coffee, dark cbocolate. Flavor is the same, little sweetness, light bitterness, very roasty. Bitter finish. Full body, creamy. Wonderful if you don’t like sweet stouts.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheJestersBeer (2083) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 Draught @ Sorbon. Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Complex, roasted aroma, licorice, chocolate, coffee, ash, chestnut, tobacco, leather. Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Compact, roasted taste, chocolate, licorice, coffee, ash, tobacco, caramel, smoke, eucalyptus, toffee. Thick, complex, long finish. Excellent. (2013-06-12)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle at beer bistro. Beautiful black pour with dark tan head. Dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Not as flavorful as expected. Roasty and chocolate it not gathering too much beyond that. Good not great

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle compliments of Tommy in VT shared with Simon and Keith, pours pitch black with medium coffee colored head. Aromas and flavor of heavy roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, wood, cashews, and fig. Flavor is much of the same. Body is medium to heavy. Never got sweet rich is a rarity with russian imperials these days.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3260) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
bottle hooked up by the man who still doesn’t realize that the HF 3rd anniversary party was cancelled and it was all just a dream. definitely one of the best imperial stout i’ve had in quite some time. this beer lifted hard. awesome deep clean roasted character, dark chocolate, touch of molasses. some deep fig and date adds complexity. super tasty. quite the beer. canada rocks.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4896) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2013
12oz bottle pours a fairly viscous opaque black with some lacing, creamy, foamy, beige head. Nose has a ton of licorice, burnt molasses, caramel, dark toast, some toasted grains - rye mostly, lots of chocolate too, some dried fruit lurking as well, raisins and dark mission figs. Flavor has a touch of smoke, plenty of sweetness, both milk and dark chocolate, a little rubber, some bread crust, some coffee grounds, mostly just licorice. Full, slightly astringent, also sweet finish. Smells really nice, but the flavor is a bit of a let down.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1313) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Lovely huge beer! Pours jet black with no head and minimal lacing. Nose is muted, some fruit some espresso. Aromas are roasted espresso, some burnt toast, some bitter chocolate. Mild dark fruit and some grassy bitterness in the background .tastes are heavy sweet and medium to high bitterness. A bit light in the mouth given the overall size of the flavours. Some carbonation. Nice beer!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
11 of 12 bottling date. Absolutely thick, dense black pour with a huge reverse cascading dark tan head that sticks for ever and leaves great lacing. Flawless appearance. The scent is fantastic, caramel, toffee, chocolate, roast, coffee, bread, dark fruit, light spice, it’s all here. Teh flavor is similar. It is not as sweet and caramally as I was expecting rather roasty, nice bitter cacao, but there is a noticeable caramel and dark fruit but it is only in the start not the finish. Such a complex beer.


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