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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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%.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ca 8 månader gammal. Svart med högt, brunt krämigt skum. Doftar av välrostat malt, stora kaffetoner, toffee, rejält med choklad, soja, lakrits. När den kommit upp lite i temperatur även körsbär och russin. Lena och söta toner. Något större kropp, len. Stor beska och alkoholton redan från början som hänger i. Kaffe, soja, toffee. Stor beska och välrostade espressotoner. Kärv imperial stout, riktigt fin beska som stramar upp sötman fint. Påminner lite om vanliga Yeti. Riktigt bra, och kaxig för att vara 9%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, coffee.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2633) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
A black beer, a head is quite small and light brown. Aroma has sal liquirice, chocolate, some salt and meat. The great aroma. Taste is powerful. Salt liquirice, roastiness, coffee, herbal bitterness is quite strong. Medium+ bodied, smooth. The great and powerful beer, salt liquiricy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1807) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
341ml bottle. Black body with a tall tan head. Lacing. Roasted and burnt malt, coffee, liquorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (2321) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Heavy smell of coffee, black malt and dark chocolate. The taste is too heavy. Licorice, dark chocolate, soy, dark coffee and black malts. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer but feel I would like to have it a little sweeter. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1651) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (5979) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell, roasted and toasted with chocolate. Similar taste. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2905) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6691) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11600) - 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.


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