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

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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%.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vinous and earthy. The flavor is chocolate, earthy, dark fruit/vinous, roasted malts and a long and acidic/tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2006) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
01.06.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home, courtesy of RobertDale:
Big brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, burnt caramel, toffee, licorice, dark sugar, espresso, roasted grain, chocolate, hops. Taste is slightly sour-ish dark roasted, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, hops, dark malts, ashtray, raw licorice, sour coffee, roasted grain, dark sugar, grass. Longlasting bitterness, dry roasted mouthfeel. Nice, but also too burnt / roasted.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Smak och doft av choklad, malt, kaffe, vanilj och rostade toner. Hämning fin. Krämig med fin syrlighet, välbalanserad. Avrundas med en bitterchokladbeska. Fina smaker o riktigt fin i gommen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from Rays in Tosa. Pours very dark with a tan head, leaving great spots of lace. Aroma has leather and dark chocolate, and certainly caramel, and meat smoke (funny that have seen other descriptions of "leather", but never felt/smelled that before). Taste immediately brings sweet caramel, dark chocolate, more of that smoky-ness, some espresso and molasses. Sweet, salty and bitter. All together. Some alcohol presence. Full bodied and thick. Finishes long and bittersweet/salty. This is a nice one from a solid brewery - but not sure it qualifies as the "great darkness".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of black licorice root, roasted chocolate, burnt toast, roasted coffee, bitter earth and woody alcohol. Dry alcohol and ashy earth finish. Full bodied.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdheredia2 (17) - - MAY 22, 2014
Fantastic stout. Just purchased at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. They just arrived. In line with most stouts. Has a light foam but is rich in taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle split with Pedro and Al. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, fruit. Full body. Big roast flavor, chocolate, dried and dark fruit notes. Really smooth and easy drinking. Really enjoyed this

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (375) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
Very dark with a small amount of dark khaki head that sticks around the rim. Smells of anise, plum, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. An ashy sweet roasted chocolate taste with roasted bitter throughout, some cocoa, coffee, anise. Lots of the roasted chocolate taste that is very good balance of sweetness and hops. Cigarette ash like bitter. Caramel malt. A very good sipper. Medium mouthfeel, not too thick. Light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (979) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft at Torst wih Kimberly and Taylor. Pours black with zero head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark berries, hint of musky notes. Taste is musky roasty malt, very dark roast, muted burnt berries, harsh flavors working together in an oddly smooth way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours dark brown/black color with brown head. Aromas of dark roasted malts and chocolate. Burnt malt and bitter dark chocolate flavors with some coffee. Full body with minimal carbonation. Nice.


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