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


on tap

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RATINGS: 475   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black, small beige head. Rich aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Mid dry with medium-full body and cleam, rounded mouthfeel. Black pepper, coffee, chocolate and grain. Resiny finish with mild heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3405) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
March 16, 2015. Bottle, bottled September 28, 2015,
Black with with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, hints of ash, cocoa, licorice, some inky notes, caramel, earth. Taste is medium sweet, slight dry roasted bitterness. Finish is slight warming alcohol, some dry ash and cocoa notes, ink, sweet maltiness. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, slight dry finish.
Good roastiness, perhaps a bit too inky and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (872) - - MAR 14, 2016
Pours black color, clear, with foamy brown head, which transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma: intense, rich roasted and dark malts aroma, with notes of coffee, coffee beans, cocoa powder, hint of cinnamon, vanilla and dark fruits... Flavor: very similar to aroma. Rich roasted and dark malt flavors, with notes of roasted coffee beans, cacao nibs, espresso coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate, supported with hop flavors, which takes on pine, dark fruits. Taste is roasted, sweet, slightly sticky and lingers into finish. Finish is dry, slightly bitter. Bitterness lingers long in aftertaste. Body is full, texture is soft and smooth, carbonation is low. Wow, surprise, surprise! For me much better then "bigger sister" Peche de mortel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Dark brown/nearly black color with a taller, stable brown head. Sweeter roasted malts, light ash, dark chocolate and hint of molasses in the scents. Fairly light feel. Mild sweet start. Bitterness builds along with some acidity. Dark breads, coffee and very dark chocolate come to mind. Mild toasted and roasted malts in the finish. Linger is dry and bitter with hints of alcohol. I think I want to like this more than I do. 4/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2673) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2016
355ml bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark color. Thin brown head. Perfect color. Low sweetness, medium bitterness. Super smooth body. Aroma is chocolate, light roasted, liquorice, nutty. Super super nice as usual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aleksander9 (1333) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Black with tan head. Spice, sesame seed, rye bread, dark chocolate, soy sauce and spicy alcohol. Sweet, herbal and hoppy finish. Overall: spicy dark bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (1232) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a dense, medium, dark-tanned head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate, liquorice, soy and hints of balsamico. Taste is well balanced. Some caramel-sweet maltyness, moderate bitterness from roasted grains and hops and some salty elements aswell. Finishes quite bitter with a lingering roasty, coffee flavor. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice imp stout this one. The body is full with a slick texture. Co2 level is avg.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (154) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
Black with dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Perfectly balanced malt sweetness and coffee biterness. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Fantastic brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tinco (613) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
Pitch black with brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts, coffee and some smoke, ashy rich. Taste bitter, chocolate, coffee, some sweetness. Alcohol aftertaste. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (512) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2016
Très sur la torréfaction ! Nez absolument superbe, très café, caramel, chocolat, un fond vanille (quasiment bourbon), un léger fond réglisse. Bouche finalement un peu décevante par rapport au bouquet. Attaque ronde, caramel et légèrement vanillée. On passe sur une amertume légèrement houblonnée puis on passe très rapidement sur une sur-torréfaction qui lui donne un sacré caractère et une longueur très café et chocolat très noir. Elle porte bien son nom.

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