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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6707) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and wihorock courtesy of kbudd19. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark caramel, a hint of smoke, wood, hints of coffee. Different from peche mortel and Aphrodite, but still very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Espresso malt bitter coffee awesomeness. This is a great beer would be interested to try it barrel aged. Picked it up at Bières Du Monde in Aylmer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NatKadaw (98) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
How is this 9%?! Pours like an imperial with a good head of dark brown. Slightly oily smell when you start, surprisingly light body, blended roasted malts, light bitterness, smooth and oily. Impressive body, making it very drinkable for an imperial

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Rating #862 - December 28, 2013 - Bottle in a DDC trade-off with @plunkie. Big bubbly black pour with a tan head that erupts from an aggressive pour. Aroma is heavy roast malt, caramel,mild vanilla. Taste is roast malt espressoey bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character, but well tempered with the luxurious toffee sweetness. Impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mpuntmuts (142) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Extreme dark black pour with medium creamy mocha top. Awesome smell of espresso and dark chocolate nicely blended with the malts. Also a little bit of hops in the aroma too. Oh Yeah! First taste is a beauty! Dark bitter coffee and the purest chocolate one can find. It’s like an ice espresso with alcohol, which is well hidden by the way. The bitter lasts and lasts, great! Thick and full bodied with a dry finish on the back of the tongue. Low in fizzies. From trade with Alehunter, thanks Dominic, fantastic brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (215) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours like motor oil. 1/2" tan head. Tons of flavor. Coffee, hops. Slightly oily mouthfeel. So smooth. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (378) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bière d’un noir profond, avec une mousse généreuse couleur moka. Nez puissant de chocolat noir et de vanille, avec le café et le sucre qui s’y mélangent. En bouche, c’est puissant également. Explosion de chocolat noir, qui amène une amertume forte mais bien équilibrée. Goût de café bien fort et torréfié qui se développe également. Bonne petite Imperial Stout, somme toute. C’est costaud! À éviter si vous êtes un "non initié" ... Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
341ml bottle. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, molasses and grassy hops. Taste is milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits and coffee. Bitter and roasty dry finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to Reynolds314 ! Pours a deep black umber color with two fingers of sticky khaki foam. The nose is big roast, loads of sweet brownie batter, raisin and molasses. The palate follows the nose with added complexity of licorice, huge roast profile with touches of bakers chocolate, vanilla and a nice punch of pine bitterness in the finish. Great creamy mouthfeel with a nice medium carbonation and a long lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sudomorph (844) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottled 11/12. Drank Nov 24, ?13.Pours black as night with a thin layer of mocha bubbles for a head. Big alcohol legs. Aroma is huge. Big notes of bitter chocolate and roasted malts mixed with a touch of burnt espresso, milk chocolate, and alcohol.Taste is complex. It starts with a huge bitter blended with big roasted malt notes, then goes to a bitter dark chocolate, and finishes with a burnt coffee, bitter ending that doesn?t quit. Full body with a low carbonation. A bit oily/slick in the mouth but not very sweet. A bit creamy with with a semi-dry finish and nearly no trace of alcohol in the taste.Overall this huge beer. One of the most well-rounded, tasty imperial stouts I?ve had. Not overly sweet or cloying. Easy to sip on and enjoy. Will buy again!

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