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

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RATINGS: 315   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%.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1260) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Pours a liquid tar black with a 2 finger brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, cocaine. Taste is heavy roast, bitter malts and just a touching hop hit. Milkshake mouth feel. Creamy. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1180) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Dégustée à quelques reprises et était moins agréable la première dégustation que les fois subséquentes. La couleur est toutefois fidèle d’une fois à l’autre. Noire opaque coiffée d’une mousse brune, dense et persistante qui, en se résorbant, très lentement, dessine une dentelle sismique. Au nez, je ne retiendrai que les bons côtés, parce qu’ils sont plus constants. Alors, les grains grillés, ou encore fumés, le café, la mélasse, avec des élans acidulés, ou encore lactiques constituent l’ensemble de ses parfums. Au goût, c’est très prononcé et agréable, composé d’avoine, d’herbes, de torréfaction, accompagné d’une amertume perspicace. L’alcool est pratiquement indétectable, tellement c’est bien équilibré. Très appréciable. (Lot-1 Embout. 11-12) (473-111112/021212)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1097) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours jet black with a toffee head, well laced. Aroma of stewed fruit and chocolate and toffee. Complex, it develops a layered aroma once it opens up. Big flavours, toffee and burnt bitterness. Rich brew. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (209) - - DEC 7, 2012
d un noir obscur on beaucoup les arome de cafe qui est bien present et au gout je trouve que le et sec en bouche

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (1862) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
342 mL bottle in trade from the Slovak Sniper. Thanks, Bro! Dark, roasty, bitter, full. Really roasty. Not particularly complex, but very well made. A touch of booze adds to the body. These guys can’t make a bad beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
Quelle odeur de bon café torréfié! Généreuse mousse qui dure. Belle dentelle. Goût très épais de café. À peine une amertume. Tout du Péché Mortel avec un peu moins de chocolat à a fin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (871) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
341 ml bottle shared with dad bought @ flaveurs d’ici A: great roastiness, chocolate. App: pitch black beige head good lacing. T/P: full body with long bitter finish an average carbonation. It’s velvety. O: Nice the texture is amazing no hotness from the alcohol. Roastiness is the star flavor of this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (780) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Almost black pour with beautiful large tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa and chocolate. Taste of coffee, unsweetened chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and a faint hop presence. Medium carbonation and a crispy fresh mouthfeel. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (944) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
341ml bottle. Very dark pour, almost black with a short, toffee head that lasts and leaves webs down the glass. Much lighter on the nose than expected. What there is is heavy on the coffee notes. HUGE on the palate though. Lots of chocolate and espresso with an edge of dark fruit. Long finish that doesn’t give away the alcohol at all. Greatness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Opaque ruby-black with a decent lasting tan head. Deep dark roast malt aroma, hints of baker’s chocolate, roasted coffee beans, nutshells - very mysterious and restrained. Taste - oh, God this is good - smooth, dark and not very sweet at all but the bitterness is so restrained, as the aroma promises, that it’s balanced, creamy, with a long finish - wow. Thick, smooth and creamy body, lovely and long-finishing, only vaguely acidic and alcoholic. Top-notch, this is a winner.


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