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


on tap

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RATINGS: 469   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom L. Brown black with a big beige head. Chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, smoke in the nose. Moderate sweet, coffe, licorice, charcoal, ash, pruned and burnt malt flavors. Medium-full bodied, smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (5720) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell, roasted and toasted with chocolate. Similar taste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2850) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, smallish creamy head, opaque very dark brown color, aroma of charred dark bread and some dark fruits, sweet dark chocolate with some charred notes, medium to light bitterness, a bit subdued. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a small, beige head. Milly chocolate in the aroma. Vinous with liquorice, chocolate and tar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a tan head. Aroma of charcoal, chocolate, some dark fruits, smoky note. Bittersweet roasty flavor with charcoal, some chocolate, a bit of smoke, a bit of dark fruits, a bit of soy sauce, and a bitter finish. Full-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1915) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2016
Svart öl med brunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, alkoholsötma och choklad. Smaken är balanserad, mjuk och dominerars av choklad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matbigrey (108) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
341ml Bottle. Small long lasting head, pitch black color (Grande noirceur is right). Aromas of vanilla,lactose, resinous hops. In mouth, the grain dominates pretty much everything followed with dark chocolate flavors and bitterness. the finish is quite smooth. very good brew, cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (6627) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
341ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Liquorice, plain chocolate, roasted coffee and some smoky hints in the aroma. Smooth, luxurious and roasted taste with coffee, liquorice, plain chocolate and roasted malt detected. Some smoky notes are also in the taste but not as noticeable as the smoky notes in the aroma. Very easy to drink for a beer of this strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6317) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Dark chocolate pour. Big and thick. Lots of roast and bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3204) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Flaska från SB. Holsvart, tjock vätska i princip helt utan skum. Fin stor doft med mycket kaffe, kaffelikör, kaffegodis, fudge. Bra balans i smakbilden, stor kropp med rostade smaker, måttlig sötma, alkoholvärme, tydlig beska, lätt brända smaker. Riktigt riktigt gott.

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