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

bottled
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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4347) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours black into an English pint. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Thick with dark chocolate and salty caramel upfront turning to bitter earth, resin and espresso in the lasting finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JEprado1 (9) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
Es increíble tener la oportunidad de probar esta cerveza, profundas notas tostadas con caramelo y un cuerpo de locura.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1880) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On tap at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, MD. Opaque, near black with a fine dark tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, roasted coffee, chocolate and molasses. Taste of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, tc molasses and a hint of mint. Full body and medium/low carbonization with a rich mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1703) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, tan head. Decent retention/some lace. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, roast, vanilla. Taste is bitter, roast, coffee, chocolate, light smoke. Palate is soft, slick, bitter finish. Really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by tastybeer). Looks good; a slightly translucent very dark cola with beige lacing. Smells good too; bittersweet with notes of dark malt, coffee, roast, and mild smoke with a touch of caramel. Tastes like it smells, but with more smoke. Maybe a bit of dark chocolate too. Good on the palate with a nice, dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (870) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours an inky black with an off-white small head. Woodsy aroma, of toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar. Taste is rich and smooth, bitter chocolate, coffee, sharp wood, creamy caramel underneath. Hides the alcohol well. Lingering bitter woody dark chocolate. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1189) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
11.5 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Batch 03. Pours black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of big roast, dark chocolate, coffee, nuts. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, nutty and toasty notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours black, sweet, chocolate, bitter, roast coffee, light fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (176) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
Au fût @ ML Fontainas 30/5/2014. Magnigfique double Stout à la robe obscure et au col moka épais persistant offrant un nez ample d’orge grillé et fortement torréfié de café fort de cacao, d’esters alcooliques. La bouche se ravit de goûter un breuvage capiteux et dense porté sur la mélasse développant des arômes de boisé et de grillé; ce qui le rend doux et soyeux. Mais en même temps aigre grâce à un houblonnage généreux. La fin est amère sur des notes de café fort avec un fruité léger, genre fruits des bois (mûre, myrtille,..). L’alcool accompagne toute la dégustation. Classique mais merveilleuse!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (979) - Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Although not very thick, foam has depth of color. Coffee flavors are dry and bitter but balanced by chocolate notes. Not atypical.


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