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


on tap

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RATINGS: 487   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
On tab Biercab. Beautiful black pour with dark tan head. Dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Some nice chocolate and coffe aromas. Smooth drinkin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Tap. Pours a thick pitch black with a really nice on-finger chestnut head. Aroma is surprisingly packed with berries! Then after some sniffs it reveals dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel and dark dried fruits, dates especially. Taste is again very fruity fresh berries among loads of caramel. Sweet but balanced by a roasty dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth mouthful and really rich and have this kind of fruity berrinness thatís goes really well with the dense beer. Dieu de Ciel certainly make some high end and delicate beers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adasko (1925) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Kawowy i czekoladowy aromat. Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, przepiękna piana, bardzo drobno pęcherzykowa. W smaku czekoladowy, palony, ciemne słody i bardzo wyraźna nuta alkoholowa. Wyraźna ale krótka goryczka w posmaku, zostawia tylko odczucie świetnej jakości kawyi nieco alkoholu. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with dense brown head. Wood and vanilla aroma. Intense chocolate taste, sweet, some roastiness, also vanilla and wood. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at GBD, this was about inning 12 of that ridiculous 18 inning Nationals/Giants game. Poured a dark, almost pitch black brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, light burnt coffee. Flavor was dark chocolate, some anise, bitter roasted malts. Pretty solid, though perhaps a little more bitter than I hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1771) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 5, 2014
At Eurhop festival in Rome-Italy. Pours the closest to deep black, dark ivory minimal foam who stays there with bubbles. Nose: massive attack of coffee, toasted malt. Mouth: dark chocolate, coffee, with a round sweet final. Simply great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Bottle. Super dark dense looking pour with a spotty brown head. Awesome roasty notes in the aroma and taste. Silky smooth mouthfeel. This is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9594) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle 341 ml at Selmas, Ludvika, on September 24, 2014.
Clear very dark brown to black color, brown head. Alcohol, grainy, ash, soot scent. Salty, alcohol, vinous taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
11.5 oz. bottle. 0 and 3 are notched on the label. A jet-black pour with a small chestnut head. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, light anise notes, and creamy vanilla in the aroma. Goes down full-bodied and smooth. Caramel and chocolate start things off taste-wise. A Graham cracker and chocolate cake-like middle. Chewy. Roasted coffee and hints of anise at the bitter end. Kinda earthy. The 9% ABV is very well-hidden. Extremely drinkable for such a big beer. High quality.

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