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

bottled
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RATINGS: 330   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle, pours a nice black, aroma is roasty and flavour is nice and roasty, overall really well balanced and full of flavour, quite enjoyable

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Bouteille 750ml (vieillie 1 an) dégustée sur place. Nez de chocolat noir, de malt très rôti, léger de vanille avec des notes fruitées (mûres, cerises noires), de houblon herbeux, de café et d’alcool très doux. Ronde-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche et crémeuse. Léger goût de mélasse et de vanille avec de faibles traces lactiques (chocolat au lait) et fruitées (cerises noires) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût moyennement amer de chocolat noir, de malt rôti avec des notes de café noir puis en finale l’on retrouve une amertume d’alcool moyen réchauffant et léger de houblon herbeux. Post-goût long, moyennement amer de rôti, moyen de chocolat noir, léger d’alcool avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux. (printemps 2006)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2085) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
Dark brown with a small brown head. Malty with fruity notes. Malt, fruit, chocolate, coffee and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3418) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
On tap, O’Connors, Uppsala, Swe. Aroma really heavy with toffee, not much room for other aromas. Taste: very sweet, lots of toffee, aftertaste a bit burnt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1498) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Bouteille 341 ml. 8.5%. Noire comme la nuit, mousse brune. Arôme de café torréfié noir, houblon..un peu de choco. En bouche, beaucoup de torréfaction, malt, houblon. Finale amère, balancée par le malt, un peu de sucre. Excellente Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1974) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled sample via BreWedge, shared wtih oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate, earthy coffee, and caramel. Flavors are of sharp and roasty (but not astringent) coffee bean, vanilla caramel, and dark chocolate. Lighter bodied for the style, but very drinkable. More of a sessionable take on the style, but still very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml. Bière noire opaque avec une mousse brune. Au versement le liquide est visqueux, c’est bon signe ! La bière sent le chocolat au lait, du chocolat mexicain fondu. La bouche est costaude, chaude, l’amertume est bien présente. Il y a du chocolat amère. La texture idéale. Un classique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml, robe noire et mousse brune, arôme de café et d'alcool, goût de moka longuement torréfié. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
341ml bottle from jsprime. pitch black, brown head. nice roasty dark malt nose. the flavour is dominated by roasted malt and is quite bitter. the body is thin for the style and there is not enough sweetness to balance the roast and the hops. peche kills this stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Pitch black body, minimal khaki colored head, spotty lacing. Nose is heavily roasted. Roast coffee, roasted barley, bittersweet chocolate, light caramel, some traces of smoke. Flavor follows suit. More roast. Intense bitterness. Full bodied, gentle carbonation, earthy, roasty, bitter, dry finish.


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