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


on tap

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1981) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
With Z, pours a beautiful pitch black color with a wispy light large java head. Nose is deep malt, chocolate and dark roasted espresso. Taste is black licorice, rich malt and dark fruits. well balanced, smooth and velvety. Finishes on the same tasting notes, an absolute splendid Imperial Stout. Quaff Score 9 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is strong, nice roasted malt and burnt notes with black liquorice, chocolate, and dark fruits into the warming finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (157) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark black with a very shy moka head. Strong coffee, roasted malt, molasse, vanilla and hint of alcohol. Very well balanced, nice bitterness, long coffee aftertaste. Rich, creamy, perfect carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1163) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Bottle from Halles St-Jean... : aroma: caramel, roasty coffee, ash and caramel. App: opaque black with tiny frothy brown head. Taste and palate: medium sweetness, full body, creamy, ok carbonation with medium to high long bitter finish. Overall: I like the fact that you don?t feel its high ABV but think it?s too bitter for the style. After a few sip, bitterness is less present (or my palate is used to it) which helps appreciate its complexity. Will drink it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Au nez, on sent un grain bien torréfié presque fumé et une odeur qui rappelle celle de la cendre. En bouche, le même grain est présent avec une belle amertume. Un sucre subtile se fait sentir en début de gorgée et l'alcool est bien camouflée derrière toutes ces saveurs. La finale est amère, sèche et persistante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (197) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours pitched black big creamy brown head. Aroma is low but it has bitter chocolate, some coffee and booze. Flavor has lots of bitter chocolate, coffee, some light green pepper flavor. The beer is nicely balanced. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lots going on in this beer, thereís some booze on the finish. Pretty nice, but I like Peche Mortel better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippyHop (601) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 20, 2015 Good gravy this stuff is good. Pour is jet black with a creamy dark brown cap that hangs around. Nose is tons of dark chocolate/cocoa and coffee, with some nutty/roasted grain/caramel sweetness there too. Taste is even better. Huge cocoa taste, velvety sweet caramel, molasses, cherries, vanilla, hazelnuts, with a big, lingering bitter cocoa/coffee finish. Thereís just a hint of alcohol warmth, but far less than youíd expect. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, heavy, syrupy, but nicely carbonated so itís not overwhelming. Overall itís more bitter than a typical IS, but this just serves to mask the alcohol, and to my taste the heavy bitterness is balanced perfectly with the rich heavy malt. This stuff is worth all the superlatives I can throw at it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
Large frothy bubbly head tan coloured dark pour medium to mild carbonation aromas dark fruit molasses chocolate grain caramel rich coffee mocha like flavours medium bitter chocolate rich caramel grain molasses raisin plum mocha coffee good imperial flavour is sort of more bitter than sweet the finish best tastes coffee lasting bitter malt richness not one of their best though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - OCT 18, 2014
From tap at BierCarb, Barcelona. Black color with small dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, coffee, light chocolate and hazelnuts. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Medium to light body, oily, soft carbonation. I liked it more the first time I tried it at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (9948) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
I didnít think many 100% beers would be under the radar for me, but this one was. Very comparable to Rasputin in that itís a great classic RIS that is just a little bit over-hopped (in a good way). This was a delicious treat and Iíll be keeping an eye out for more. Not hot at all, but drinks bigger than itís abv.

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