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


on tap

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RATINGS: 361   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (863) - Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Completely opaque black pour with two fingers of mocha colored head with good retention and lots of sticky lacing. Molasses and dark chocolate aroma with some coffee and roastiness. Big and classic stout flavors with burnt molasses and dark chocolate along with prominent roastiness and some plum. Mild coffee flavor, some anise and both resinous and roasty bitter. Alcohol is detectable and warming but integrated well. Finishes with a smooth lingering bitter. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a thick mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very we'll constructed with bold flavors. Quite a bit of bitterness but it is smooth. Everything you could ask for in an imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
2/3/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a large creamy beige head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate, Belgian yeast, dark fruit. Flavors are rich with chocolate, caramel, malt and fruit. The finish is slightly bitter but smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, and some subtle dark fruit notes. Flavor is dark chocolate upfront with notes of caramel and toffee as well as some plum notes. Really complex and delicious. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8471) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thick dark black pour with creamy caramel/dark brown head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, nice dark fruits in there with some hints of caramel, toffee, nice. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, hints of nice dark fruit, anise, earthy tones, into some sweet dark caramel, finishing sweet, slightly bitter. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4573) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Pours very dark with a tan / burnt orange head. The aroma had dark caramel, roasted malt, molasses, green apple, berries and cocoa. It has a fairly full body that is a bit rich and a has gentle flowing soft carbonation. The taste starts off with smooth dark chocolate, apple sourness, rich caramel, molasses, licorice and a bit of hop bitterness. The finish has some earthiness, spice and bit harsher roastiness - but still retains the richness. Really nice impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Draft at CK. Gorgeous deep deep dark brown pour with small bubbly head. Nose and flavor are rife with lovely roasted malt, touches of molasses, star anise, dark chocolate, ganache, truffle, leather, and bark. Creamy, smooth and rich on the palate, but with a lightly charred dry finish. Absolutely lovely, a real treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Black pour, brown head. Flavor is roasty, bitter chocolate, licorice, star anise, warm alcohol notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours black with small tan head. Smells of coffee/espresso sweet Carmel malts. Taste of dark espresso bitter dark chocolate. Little boozy. Decent carbonation. A nice imperial stout

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11684) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, caramel and small alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
33cl bottle...not quite sure why I never got around to rating this but figure its about time. Black with a nice dark mocha head. A nice dry and dark roasted malt, some bakers chocolate, bit of tobacco, some espresso, bit of vanilla, some alcohol and very enjoyable to sniff. Moderate to high carbonation, moderate body, semi sweet throughout with none of the expected bitterness although towards the end it does dry out quite a bit leaving a nice roasty chocolate and faint vanilla sensory experience on the palate. Little too sweet for my liking but very good - makes me think of an imperial aphrodisiac.

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